Andrea Fristoe

New Teacher News -- February 2021

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on Mar 1, 2021


Totally Acceptable. . . . 

  1. To be intentional about your self-care practices,
  2. To take a mental health day,
  3. To take advantage of the good weather days and make sure to get out in the sunshine,
  4. To start a new exercise routine,
  5. To journal your thoughts and feelings in order to process these uncertain times, reflect on yourself, and find positive solutions to life's challenges!

Stay Inspired!


Our Corner of the World

In honor of National FFA Week, NAAE is throwing it back with pictures of our staff when they were FFA members and advisors.
Can you tell who is who?


Want Your Picture in New Teacher News???
Send a high-quality picture of your desk (or your colleague's desk) to Andrea Fristoe & look for your picture in an upcoming edition!


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 Sabrina Davis, agriculture teacher at Arabia Mountain High School Academy of Engineering, Medicine and Environmental Studies, in Lithonia, Georgia. As an agriculture teacher for over 25 years, Sabrina has played a vital role in the progress agricultural education continues to make in the areas of inclusion, diversity and equity in and out of the classroom.


Ag Teacher Tips & Tools

Special Offer from Realityworks!
Thanks so much to our outstanding partners at Realityworks who are currently offering a 10% discount on large animal models. Follow this link to learn more & check out the Ag Education Discussion Lab on Facebook for more great ideas & deals!


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!


Healthy Habits


30 Day Happiness Challenge!

As we try to come out of a dark winter amidst a global pandemic, it can be hard to stay positive. Check out this 30 Day Happiness Challenge and see if it can help improve your mind, body, and soul.


NAAE Membership Benefits

Legislative Advocacy for the Profession

NAAE monitors governmental affairs affecting agricultural education and assists in developing priorities and strategies to affect federal legislation and appropriations. NAAE also has representatives on several national boards to represent your interests and concerns.


Promising Practices

Navigating the World of Online and Hybrid Teaching

Agricultural educators across the United States are in the midst of a challenging school year. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, many teachers are finding themselves teaching entirely remotely, following a hybrid model, or teaching in-person while following social distancing standards. In this podcast, we’re focusing on what agricultural educators can do to make online and hybrid teaching more successful for themselves and their students. For this episode, we’re joined by Ms. Kim O’Byrne of Hatch Valley Middle School in New Mexico and Mr. Jesse Faber of Pontiac Township High School in Illinois. Kim and Jesse provide valuable information about what has been working for them and what they’ve learned as they navigate this new world of online and hybrid teaching.


Before You Go. . . 


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.