What's Trending on NGPF Blog in October?
Each day, the NGPF Blog delivers two new pieces of content including an engaging Question of the Day. Here's new posts that teachers are reading this month which shows the variety of content you will find there.
- FinCap Friday: Human Vs. Machine In this FinCap Friday, students will complete a 5 question Kahoot and then hear a five minute explainer from Yanely.
Interactive Monday: Wage and Employment Growth Across Occupations. Let your students interact with the data on this graph which shows changes in both wages and employment growth across hundreds of jobs.
View from the Trenches: The Checking Account Decision-Making Process (Without A Parent) Read how NGPF Fellow, Charles Kafoglis works with his students to make their own decisions about bank accounts.
Question of the Day: A YouTuber with over 1.4 million views a month can expect to earn about _____________ in monthly income. Do your students know what it takes to make a living on YouTube? They might be surprised by the answer.
Question of the Day: How many seniors in your high school completed the FAFSA last year? This makes for an interesting in-class activity as students can guess the answer and then go online and find the information provided by the Dept. of Education.
- Just One Resource: Analyze: Change a Bad Financial Habit. We know how difficult bad habits can be to break, especially financial habits. This activity has students analyze one of their own habits and develop a plan to change it using a model espoused by Charles Duhigg in his bestselling book, Power of Habit.
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.
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