NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Jacqueline Prester, Technology and Social Media Guru at Mansfield High School (MA)
It’s Tuesday, which means it must be time for another NGPF Podcast!
Thanks to Jacqueline Prester, recently named 2015 Massachusetts Business Teacher of the Year, for participating in this NGPF podcast to share her best practices in social media and incorporating technology into her personal finance lessons.
Jacqueline Prester is a lifelong learner who uses her Twitter account (@) to create a global professional learning community (she is following over 1,000 people!). Beyond the Twitter following (and followers), she is an incredible asset to the educator community by sharing her expertise with diverse audiences such as JumpStart, the Federal Reserve and the Discovery Education community. What is also clear from our conversation is her passion for teaching! She constantly prowls the landscape in search of the best activities and projects for her students and shows her resourcefulness by writing grants to improve her students’ learning experience. Her former students attest to the long-term impact she is having. Thank you, Jacqueline!
Be sure to listen to this podcast and get her answers to:
- How can teachers get started using Twitter and what can they expect to get out of it?
- How do you overcome the challenge of teaching in mixed grade level classroom (from 9th graders to 12th graders)?
- What is the activity her students enjoy the most?
- What online resources would she recommend to other teachers?
- Will the Patriots go undefeated (oops, forgot to ask that one!)?
Show Notes (resources that Jacqueline mentioned):
- Twitter handle: @
- Financial Literacy hashtag on Twitter: #finlit (to find focused tweets on financial literacy)
HowTheMarketWorks.com – SIMVEST
- Banzai: online financial literacy program
- Knowledge at Wharton resources
- NextGen Personal Finance: Financial Pitfalls lessons
- Federal Reserve Presentation on Integrating Technology: Integrating-Technology-FinLit
- Discovery Education Community Presentation: VirtCon-Economic-Literacy
About the Author
Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.