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Daila Boufford 
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 
703 706-4600 

Archived Recording:

Best Practices for New FCS Teachers

Panel Presentation on Lessons Learned by FCS Education Professionals 

You may have had an excellent “textbook” education and a great student teaching experience, but the reality of the first few years as a new teacher can often be a challenging undertaking.

It’s a time when you will experience a wide range of emotions, from pure joy and enthusiasm to nerve-wracking pressure and stress.

 How can you be better prepared, feel more secure, and reduce your own learning curve as a new family and consumer sciences teacher in high school or college?  By learning from our panel of dedicated FCS professionals.  They have a wealth of information and suggestions that they want to pass on to you.

AAFCS has assembled three exceptionally qualified individuals to share the most powerful lessons they have learned along with practical advice on how to navigate those first few years and build a solid foundation for your successful future.

 AAFCS is proud to offer the following educational webinar (1.5 PDUs):

Best Practices for New FCS Teachers:  Panel Presentation on Lessons Learned by FCS Education Professionals

Presented by: 

Sarah Lonetti, FCS Secondary Educator

Lindsey Shirley, FCS Teacher Educator

Helen Fuqua, FCS State Supervisor

Archived Recording - 90-minute program

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 Bundled Pricing Discount when you purchase 3 webinars together.

Whether you are a brand new teacher who will soon walk into your first classroom, or an experienced educator who is moving to a new job in a new district you will benefit from the 50+ years of combined experience of these panelists who have seen it all.  

This webinar will give you an inside look at managing a classroom on your own, working with your departmental colleagues, and surviving in a school system that is facing massive budget shortfalls.

 Here’s what we will cover in 90 minutes:


  • Classroom management and organization techniques: what works, what doesn’t
  • Designing engaging, stimulating lessons that will inspire your students
  • Integrating math, science and language elements into FCS content
  • Working with students in a professional manner to achieve respect and compliance with classroom rules
  • Communicating with all types of parents—from those who hover to those who are not engaged
  • How to become established in a new school
  • Key steps to becoming a valued and successful employee
  • Strategies for advancing your career and staying motivated

Plus, A Fresh Look at Milton Gregory’s Seven Laws of Teaching as they apply to Family and Consumer Sciences!

 Teacher Educators - this webinar can be a great resource for your classes!  AAFCS offers a significant discount to higher education institutions, as we believe our next generation of FCS professionals can greatly benefit from our webinar content.  Please contact Daila Boufford at dboufford@aafcs.org to learn more about site license pricing!

 Who Should Attend?  College level FCS teacher educators and their students, new FCS teachers or those with a few years of teaching experience, career switchers who may be new to teaching, anyone who has moved to a new school district or state. 

Perfect For In-Service Professional Development Days!  This webinar is ideal for teacher in-service days.  Participation verification, along with Professional Development Units are sent out to all attendees.  If you know of a colleague or friend who could benefit from this webinar, please pass along this invitation! 

About the panelists: 

Sarah Lonetti has been a Family and Consumer Sciences educator for 9 years.  She is currently teaching at Indiana High School in Pennsylvania.  Ms. Lonetti has been recognized by Who's Who of American Teachers, is the Vice President for the western region of the Pennsylvania Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and is a proud member of an FCS Department that received the Standard of Excellence award from PAFCS.

Lindsey Shirley, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Education at Utah State University.  She works with 150 majors, one of the largest FCS teacher education programs in the country.  Before coming to USU, Ms. Shirley taught at the University of Idaho and has also had experience teaching FCS at the junior high level.  She earned her PhD from Iowa State University in FCS..

Helen Fuqua serves as the Program Specialist for Family and Consumer Science at the Virginia Department of Education. Her duties include working with pre-collegiate teachers enrolled in Virginia’s Teachers for Tomorrow program, serving as State Advisor for the Future Educators Association, hosting the New Teacher Institute for career switchers, and leading professional development for FCS teachers.  Ms. Fuqua is a former FCS teacher.  She holds a masters degree in School Administration.

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We believe you will find our professional development events to be of high quality and unique value.  Our goal is to provide you with a great online learning experience.  Our webinar tool is very easy to use and we offer technical support before and during our events. However, if you should encounter technical difficulties during the webinar that impede your learning in any way, we will either correct the problem or refund 100% of your registration fee. 

Our webinars will be available through the archive for 1 year from the date of the live event.  During this time, the customer is at liberty to choose the day and time that they view the archive.  No refunds will be given for non-attendance.

AAFCS Virtual Professtional Development:  Get Inspired. Get Jazzed. Get With It. 

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 $35 for AAFCS Members ($50 for non-members)

Use this in your classroom for as little as $75!

 Bundled Pricing Discount when you purchase 3 webinars together!