NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Mike Kania, Award Winning Teacher at Nicolet High School (WI)
Thanks to Mike Kania of Nicolet High School (WI) who joined me recently on the NGPF Podcast show to discuss his approach to teaching personal finance.
Mike was a recent recipient of the 2014 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award for his efforts in promoting financial literacy with his students.
Hear how Mike brings personal finance to life for his students and learn why his class is one of the most popular at his high school:
Resources that Mike mentioned during the podcast that he uses in his classroom:
- Knowledge Matters Simulation
- NEFE – High School Planning program
- Financial Football and Soccer
- Izzit Videos on Value of Money
- Investopedia Investment Challenge
- Taking Control of Your Credit DVD – PBS
- Project Mayhem videos on YouTube
- W!SE which is an organization that offers resources and financial literacy certification
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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.