Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- October 2020

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Oct 30, 2020


Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To check out the virtual Teach Ag booth at National FFA Convention & have your students meet with this year's Teach Ag Ambassadors,
  2. To reach out to other ag teachers for help, motivation, and inspiration as we navigate through an era of social distancing and virtual learning,
  3. To use the Online/Distance Learning Resources available on Communities of Practice,
  4. To listen to the NAAE Connect Podcast on your commute to and from school,
  5. To have a very HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

My Corner of the World

Nothing like a pumpkin dissection and costume party to celebrate both National FFA Convention AND Halloween! Thanks Cody Beus, ag teacher at Palmer High School, in Palmer, Alaska for sharing your celebration with us!


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Ag Education for ALL!

Agricultural Education for All is a joint partnership of the National Association of Agricultural Educators and the National FFA Organization with the goal of ensuring all in agricultural education feel welcome, safe and celebrated as their authentic selves. Every month in New Teacher News we will feature some of the outstanding teachers making a difference and creating inclusive, diverse and equitable programs for their students. 

This month, we would like to introduce you to Amador Gonzales, preservice agriculture teacher, currently student teaching at Cliff Schools in Cliff, New Mexico. The school is a small community school in a very rural area with 200 students total in grades PreK-12. Amador is currently teaching 67 of those students in grades 7-12. His student teaching experience is the final educational requirement needed before he graduates in December from New Mexico State University, after which he plans to pursue his Master's degree.


Ag Teacher Tips & Tools


Share Your Ag Teacher Tips and Tools!
Have a great idea or resource for the classroom? Share it with us! Contact Andrea Fristoe and look for your idea in an upcoming edition of New Teacher News!


Stay Inspired!


Healthy Habits

7 Tips for the Social Distancing Classroom

Heading back to school in 2020 is going to be like no other year! COVID-19, social distancing, and face masks are new concepts in schools.  Teachers are searching for ideas for their social distancing classroom Read more >>


NAAE Membership Benefits

NAAE Convention

Held in conjunction with ACTE's CareerTech VISION, NAAE members have access to both conventions. The NAAE Convention schedule aligns with the VISION schedule, so that our members have the opportunity to experience both conventions for one price. 


Promising Practices

New Online Resource from Farm Journal Foundation

Students can now take a "walk" on the National Mall through "Agriculture Through the Voice of the Farmer" garden tour . FJF is happily providing teachers with complimentary single-use VR goggles to provide students -- just follow the link below.

Check it out!



Before You Go. . . 


Who Was the First Female Agriculture Teacher?
Gary Moore, Friday Footnotes

We may never know the answer to this question, but I will “suggest” an answer. Then, I will encourage my colleagues to prove me wrong. This is a challenging question to answer because it depends upon how you want to define what constitutes being the first female agriculture teacher.

Let me explain>>


Contact Us

National Association of Agricultural Educators 
2525 Harrodsburg Road
Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40504



The National Teach Ag Campaign is a project of the National Council for Agricultural Education, led by the National Association of Agricultural Educators. For more information, visit the Teach Ag website. Funding for the National Teach Ag Campaign is provided by the CHS Foundation, Corteva Agriscience™, Growth Energy, and BASF as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.