About the Author

Greg Livingston

Greg comes to us from a big Canadian family full of passionate educators: the joy of teaching and learning has always been an important part of his experience. He saw first hand the need for personal finance education after having his student research careers and create a budget in his computers class. His students would not stop telling him how important this project was, even years later. Greg brings his unique experience designing and managing online learning communities for Columbia University, Connected Camps, and others to the Next Gen team. He is excited to connect with great teachers and support them in their challenging and rewarding work. Greg is a proud jack of all trades - outside of work he likes to play soccer and hockey, make music, read old books, and explore the great outdoors.

Author: Greg Livingston

Interactive Monday - Where we came from and where we went

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Oct 28, 2018
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Interactive, Employment, Current Events, Research
Today’s Interactive Monday is all about migration. The New York Times uses census data to chart how Americans have moved between states since 1900. The data is sorted state by state with a button to switch between emigration and diaspora views.   In migration mode you can see where the people living in a particular state were born - this chart answers the question “where do the people living in California come from.” In diaspora mode you can see percentage of people...

Interactive Monday: How Do Age and Gender Affect How We Spend Our Time?

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Oct 21, 2018
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Interactive, Chart of the Week, Article, Career
Last week we looked at how Americans spend their time in the typical day using Flow Data’s article Counting the Hours. This week we’re looking at their follow up article using the same data but exploring how age, sex, and time of day influence our activities.   Before diving deep into the infographic take some time to make some predictions with your students.  For each group below try to identify which group might spend the most time (1) working, (2) socializing, or (3)...

Interactive Monday - How Americans Spend Their Time

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Oct 08, 2018
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Interactive, Chart of the Week, Article
 Today’s Interactive Monday comes to us from Flowing Data’s Nathan Yau in a three part series using the 2014 American Time Use Survey to explore how we spend our days and nights.  Since 2003 the Census Bureau has been asking thousands of Americans to report on their time use for one 24 hour period.   The Data Set Yau approaches the data set by sorting out how much time is spent in each activity, exploring how age, sex, and time of day influence our activities, and...

Interactive Monday: Wage and Employment Growth Across Occupations

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Sep 30, 2018
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Interactive, Career, Research
This week’s interactive comes to us from Axios and shows the relationship between wages and employment growth over time and across occupations.  The chart is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and compares data from the years 2009 and 2017.  A few notes about the chart: Each bubble shows a different occupation.  Hovering over the bubble brings up the details for the occupation.  The size of the bubble represents the number of workers in that occupation...

Interactive Monday: Household Income by County

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Sep 23, 2018
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Economics, Interactive
Courtesy of Overflow Data, here's a map infographic showing median household income broken down by county and state.  The data comes from the 2016 U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey.  A few things to note about the map: Median household income ranges from about $20,000 (white on the map) to $75,000 (green). Roll over or select a county to see its name and median household income. The chart below the map shows median household income on the vertical axis.  The size of...

Interactive Monday: What is the most common occupation by age?

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Aug 27, 2018
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Interactive, Career, Chart of the Week, Employment
This fun interactive from Flowing Data offers the chance to explore with your students how and why age affects occupation.  The first section offers a basic overview of the top 3 occupations for each age group, giving a nice opportunity for introductory discussion before digging deep into the infographic.  Before opening up the interactive or sharing the link, try brainstorming some of those top jobs with your students. What do you think are the most common jobs for those under...

Greg Livingston: One Teacher's Journey to Financial Education

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Aug 27, 2018
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Personal Finance, Financial Literacy, Advocacy
The NGPF Team continues to grow...Join me in welcoming Greg Livingston who will be focusing our professional development efforts. Expect to see him soon at a FinCamp near you. I know you will enjoy reading about why he's so passionate about financial education. --------------------- I started my first full time teaching job in 2011 as an Earth Science teacher in Brooklyn, New York.  The opportunity to explore the history of the Earth and Universe with my students - exciting and important...