Curriculum Insider: 3 Middle School Lessons if You're Teaching In-Person Again

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May 12, 2021
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Middle School Tips
Many teachers are returning back to the classroom to teach their students in person or in a hybrid fashion. We know how challenging this transition can be, so here are THREE lessons we recommend using from the NGPF Middle School Course that are perfect for in-person or hybrid facilitation!  #1: MS-1.1 Personal Finance Decision Making As the first lesson in the NGPF Middle School Course, this lesson has students explore the behaviors and reasoning behind their money decisions. It's a great...

NGPF's Nearpod License Grant

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May 12, 2021
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Nearpod
NGPF is excited to announce we are now awarding Nearpod license grants on a rolling basis! Applications are now open! As of today, over 1,300 personal finance teachers have taken advantage of this opportunity!  If you are chosen as a recipient you will get access to one Premium Plus level Nearpod license with all of the bells and whistles including access to Nearpod’s 8,500+ precreated Nearpod lessons. You’ll also have easy access to NGPF’s 9 Week, Semester course, and...

Question of the Day (AAPI Heritage Month): What company, founded by an Asian American, creates computer chips that power games like Fortnite and Minecraft?

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May 12, 2021
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Question of the Day, Entrepreneurship
Answer: Nvidia was founded by Asian American Jensen Huang in 1993 and he remains CEO and President today (#186 on the Forbes 500 list too)  Questions: What are the skills that you need to start a company? What are the skills that you need to lead a large company with a 28 year history?  Do you think it's unusual to have a founder, like Jensen Huang, still involved in a business 28 years after it was founded? Why or why not?  Huang was separated from his parents at a young age...

My Classroom Podcast: Moving Forward

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May 11, 2021
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Podcasts
My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. Each week we will speak with different teachers who will share timely tips, resources, and teaching strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom. The message is clear. Teachers are relieved to be returning to normal next fall, but what will change from years past? We felt there was no better time for our listeners to hear from the original My Classroom cast of four than as the school...

Question of the Day: What is the highest paid profession in your state?

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May 11, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: Questions: What common characteristics do you notice about these jobs? What training/education is required for these positions? What jobs do you think can be done by robots in the future? Are any of these jobs of interest to you? Are they any that you want to do further research on? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind the numbers (howmuch): "We found data on the highest-paid...

April 2021 Flash Survey Results: How do you get a new course approved?

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May 10, 2021
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Survey Results
After announcing Mission 2025, a grant program awarding $1,000 to schools implementing a new standalone personal finance elective course during or after the 2021-2022 school year, we were curious about how new courses are approved at schools across the country. A special thank you to the 644 respondents of the survey -- we were able to gain valuable insight into your school’s course approval process and we are excited to share the survey results with everybody. We also asked respondents...

NGPF Personal Finance Education BillTracker (Updated 5/10/21)

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May 10, 2021
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Advocacy
Financial Education is getting attention in state legislatures across the country. As noted earlier, there are 25 states + DC that have introduced bills in 2021. Here's an status report on where things stand today:  2 states have passed legislation: Arkansas established a Financial Education Commission with SB 599 AND Hawaii passed SCR 152 "Urging the Department of Ed to coordinate with the Dept of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to implement a Graduation requirement of at least a half...

Question of the Day: What types of scams have quadrupled in dollars lost since 2016?

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May 10, 2021
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Question of the Day, Financial Scams
Answer: Romance Scams Questions: Why do you think romance scams have grown so rapidly in recent years?  What are warning signs that something could be a scam? How might scammers be using technology to create romance scams?  Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind the numbers (Federal Trade Commission): "They say love hurts. With romance scams that’s doubly true – hearts are broken and wallets are...

Collaborate with Educators At NGPF Professional Development This Week (May 10-13)

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May 09, 2021
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Professional Development
  We have a full slate of LIVE professional development opportunities this week for teachers! Here's what teachers are saying about our Virtual PDs: "Honestly, these sessions have all been amazing! I have used so much due to the PDs!"! "Each time I join the sessions, I come away with new knowledge, insights, and ideas on how to use this information with my students." "I liked the facilitator modeling ways to teach virtually as well as suggestions from other motivated teachers!"...

Question of the Day: At which point, if ever, do you feel people should have a concrete decision made on their career path?

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May 09, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career, Employment
Answer: 44% of HS Juniors and 37% of HS Seniors responded "Before graduating high school."  Question: Do you have an idea of a career path to pursue? If so, what career interests you? What do you think influences people's decisions about career paths? For your teacher: when did they decide they wanted to be a teacher? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers (Junior Achievement): Committing to a specific...

NGPF Podcast: Bill Bernstein on his latest book, The Delusions of Crowds

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May 07, 2021
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Podcasts, Investing, Behavioral Finance
GameStop, cryptocurrencies, NFTs...and the list goes on of examples of speculation in today's financial markets. Who better to weigh in on these and other examples of financial speculation than Bill Bernstein. The full title of his new book, The Delusions Of Crowds: Why People Go Mad in Groups, captures the essence of our conversation. In this podcast, Bill discusses the power of narrative to fuel "bubbly" behavior and why social media (think sub-reddit groups like...

Reading List for May 7-9

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May 07, 2021
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Investing, Economics, Financial Literacy, Identity Theft
Financial Literacy Market Watch covers the research explaining the gender gap in financial literacy (confidence).     Investing It’s the season of annual shareholder meetings. Here are the highlights from this year’s address by Buffet and his team. (Yahoo) The market is still going gangbusters. Here is a trio of posts on the growth: Reuters discusses the midweek bounce and economic data. The NYT explains why the proposed tax increase isn’t dampening enthusiasm....

FinCap Friday: Protective Parents

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May 06, 2021
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FinCap Friday
Most people would agree that parents are responsible for taking care of their children in many different ways. Some examples include providing emotional support, ensuring physical wellness, and providing for them financially. But how old is too old to be receiving money from mom and dad? A recent survey shows that many older Americans are providing funds for their adult children even if it is to their own financial detriment. Find out what the survey reveals and more in this week's episode of...

EdPuzzle Thursday: Money Personalities

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May 06, 2021
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EdPuzzle Thursday
EdPuzzle is a great platform to test for knowledge while students watch a video and learn remotely. We will be releasing new EdPuzzle videos here on the blog each week so that your students can answer questions that are directly embedded within engaging videos.  This week's EdPuzzle video from TwoCents titled "Are You a Hoarder or a Mogul? What's Your Money Sign?" takes a look at six main types of money personalities and shares strategies to help guide you to a more healthy relationship...

NGPF FinLit Bill Tracker: Week of May 2nd

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May 06, 2021
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Advocacy
Here's a few recent developments with active personal finance legislation: Adopted: Hawaii SCR152 was adopted in final form on April 20th in the Senate. This continuing resolution: "URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO COORDINATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS TO IMPLEMENT A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT OF AT LEAST A HALF CREDIT IN FINANCIAL LITERACY DURING THE JUNIOR YEAR OR SENIOR YEAR.  In process: Illinois HR270 was introduced by Rep. Maura Hirschauer on March 5th....

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