About the Author

Brian Page

Making a difference in the lives of students through financial capability is Brian’s greatest passion. He comes to NGPF after fifteen years of public school teaching where he was the ‘11 Ohio Department of Education recipient of a Milken National Educator Award, the CEE Forbes Award winner, and a Money Magazine/CNN "Money Hero". He served on the working group for President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. He has private school experience as a Trustee for the Cincinnati Country Day School and was a past Ohio Jump$tart President. Brian holds a BBA and M.Ed. When Brian isn’t working alongside his NGPF teammates he is likely spending time with his wife, three children, and dog; hiking, or watching Ohio State football.

Author: Brian Page

My Classroom, Episode #2: Happiness is a Choice

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Sep 23, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Podcasts, Tips for Teachers
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows.  Each one is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid)  but are determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.    In Episode #2 Kerri, Courtney, Julius, and Tony share how they maintain...

Introducing: My Classroom Podcast Series

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Sep 16, 2020
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Podcasts, Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers
This school year is like no other. Teachers across the nation are educating students in many different learning environments and are adapting their lessons and teaching strategies to best meet the needs of their students.    NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers.  Each one is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different...

Interactive Monday: 2 Interactives on State Taxes Show How It's Collected and How It's Spent

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Aug 31, 2020
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Interactive, Taxes
"Pew has an excellent interactive that allows users to compare from one state to another how revenues are collected. This Census Bureau interactive allows users to see how their state spends taxes collected, and compare states. There are lots of possibilities for prompts for this in a personal finance or economics class, such as:  In what ways does your state collect and reallocate tax dollars?  How does that impact you?  How does that impact...

Brian Page - We have your back

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Jun 10, 2020
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Personal Finance
You read NGPF blog posts if you have an uncommon passion for financial literacy, and that gives us something in common. Our classroom experiences and bonds with our students have a heavy hand in shaping who we are and how we see the world. As teachers, we will always see the world through a different lens than others, in a way that fuels our undying passion to empower students with a survival skill of our time -- financial capability.  I think all of us have had a life outside of the...