Nov 11, 2020

My Classroom Podcast: Vincent Branch

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1 of My Classroom! NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives of four awesome financial literacy leaders. Each one will share how they advocate for financial literacy and the teaching strategies they have used through COVID. Like the last series, each one is from a different area of the country and a different type of school, but this time you'll hear from a student-teacher, a middle school teacher, a former financial literacy teacher turned administrator, and a state teacher of the year.

This brief podcast is designed to inspire you, share ideas, and let you know that you are not alone during this unprecedented school year. Each week a new podcast will be posted for you to listen to on your drive to or from work, on a quick walk, or just when you need a little inspiration and encouragement.

In Episode #1, we hear from Vincent Branch who has worked as a financial professional before becoming an educator.  Vincent is now in an administration role but is still a very strong advocate of financial education and believes "financial literacy is social justice". 


Meet The Teachers




Are you interested in listening to the teachers of My Classroom, Season 1? 

  • Episode #1 (13 min) How they are building relationships with their students 
  • Episode #2 (12 min) How they maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage stress during COVID-19
  • Episode #3 (12 min) How they are balancing and helping student balance commitments beyond the classroom
  • Episode #4 (14 min) Specific tools they are using in the classroom
  • Episode #5 (19 min) Lesson learned this school year


A podcast fan? NGPF has over 200 podcasts with subject matter experts, authors/columnists and educators. 

About the Author

Amanda Volz

Amanda joins the NGPF Team with over 20 years of experience teaching personal finance. During that time, she led her students to hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships, won multiple awards, and most importantly, impacted the financial lives of thousands of high school students. Amanda prides herself on being an educational leader and is constantly looking for innovative ways to make the classroom relevant, rigorous, and fun. She is a passionate advocate for financial education and has been a long-time member of the NGPF community. Fun fact - Amanda was NGPF’s first teacher account! When Amanda isn’t working, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and traveling with her husband and two children.

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