Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- December 2020

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Dec 18, 2020


Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To wear holiday-themed attire to school each day (no matter if it's virtual, in-person, or a hybrid),
  2. To be thinking of new and innovative ways you can continue to make a positive impact in students' lives as we move into 2021,
  3. To have a greater appreciation for family and friends this year than ever before,
  4. To order a Peppermint Mocha a few more times than usual this holiday season,
  5. To know that YOU ARE AN AMAZING AG TEACHER and the NAAE National Teach Ag Campaign sees all of your hard work and determination to make this school year a success!!!!!!

My Corner of the World


Still using your bitmoji classroom? Hang in there! We will make it through this school year together! In the meantime, check out this pretty awesome virtual greenhouse classroom from Terra Pigg, agriculture teacher at George Rogers Clark High School, in Winchester, Kentucky.


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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 Dr. Veronica Sanders, agriculture teacher at Warner Robins High School, in Warner Robins, Georgia. Dr. Sanders plays a vital role in the progress agricultural education continues to make in the areas of inclusion, diversity and equity. Growing up on a farm raising small livestock, Dr. Veronica Sanders never imagined herself teaching agriculture. However, she decided to do so 27 years ago. In 1994, Veronica was the only African American female teaching middle school ag classes in Georgia.


Ag Teacher Tips & Tools

Classroom Opportunities at ABAC's Georgia Museum of Agriculture
Check out this great distance learning resource to share with your animal science students! Thanks Sarah Holt Garner for posting this on the Ag Education Discussion lab!


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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

15 Best Games to Play on Zoom with Kids

Zoom is a great way to connect with your friends and family while staying socially distanced. Create these as classroom games for students to stay engaged while remote learning. READ MORE>>



NAAE Membership Benefits

Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE)

More than just curriculum, CASE is a system of instructional support for the classroom teacher that also includes professional development, assessment and certification.


Promising Practices

Ground and Aerial Robots for Agricultural Production: Opportunities and Challenges

The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) released a new paper, Ground and Aerial Robots for Agricultural Production: Opportunities and Challenges. It is now available for download.


Before You Go. . . 


Congratulations to Dr. Wm. Jay Jackman on nearly 25 years of service to the National Association of Agricultural Educators. Jay started his career as the NAAE Executive Director in March 1996. He has worked day in and day out to serve our members, grow NAAE programs, and strengthen our profession. School-based agricultural education is stronger because of his leadership. Congratulations, Jay! We're wishing you an enjoyable and healthy retirement.


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.