Podcasts In The Classroom: Her Early Money Lessons

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Mar 22, 2021
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Podcasts In The Classroom

After more than 400 teachers expressed interest in bringing podcasts into the classroom, we decided to build out a ready-to-use activity to fulfill that desire. This week's activity (you will be asked to Make a Copy when you click on the link) is a little bit different as it is more reflective than informative. After students listen to 3-4 minute audio excerpts from the NGPF Podcast of three women speaking about how their childhood memories impacted the way they see money, they are asked to reflect on their own early money lessons. Students will have the option to listen to Jean Chatzky (CEO of HerMoney), Tara Falcone (Founder of ReisUp), and Erin Lowry (Author of Broke Millennial).

How can you implement this in your classroom? Try having students listen to ONE of the podcast clips and then complete the Google form. You could then have them pair-share with another student who listened to a different podcast OR put three students in a breakout room, have them each take one of the podcasts, and then share their money experiences.

If you would like to stay on the similar topic of how one’s life experiences impact the way they think about money for the whole class period, check out NGPF’s Behavioral Finance Unit Page 

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Check out our past Podcasts in the Classrooms (we will be releasing a new one every two weeks):

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About the Author

Ren Makino

Ren has been working part-time at NGPF since 2014, interning through high school and college. With his knowledge growing alongside NGPF, after graduating from college in 2020, he joined the team to work full time with a focus on teacher onboarding. He is also the editor of the NGPF podcast and makes sure it is accessible to teachers on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music. During his free time, he likes to try out coffees from different roasters across the world and try out new brewing methods, even though personal finance gurus tend to caution against buying a cup of joe.