Jun 14, 2019
Podcasts, Teaching Strategies
Marc, Julie and Gary share their experiences running four personal finance workshops at Harding Middle School in Des Moines. "The sooner the better" is a great answer to the question, "what is the right age for students to receive financial education?" Listen to the highlights of their work in the classroom as well as their observations about what middle school students are most interested in when it comes to money. Enjoy!
1:54~5:02 What Mark, Gary, and Julie do...
Jun 12, 2019
Teaching Strategies, Case Study
Hat tip to Brian Page for sharing this article from Harvard Business which highlights teaching strategies when using case studies:
TIPS: When students are not prepared…
If too many students come to a case discussion unprepared, ask why – don’t assume it’s laziness. Do they know how to prepare? Were your expectations clear? If the issue is only poor preparation, reinforce your expectations and the responsibility students have towards each...
Jun 11, 2019
NGPF Fellows, Teaching Strategies
NGPF Fellow Jenna Derkoski (Newton South High School, MA) provides this awesome overview of how to use Google Sites in your classroom.
Name of the Tool: Google Sites
Cost: To access the integrations with other Google Apps that make Google Sites useful as an intranet site creator, you'll need a G Suite subscription, which comes in two forms: $5 per user per month and $10 per user per month, we have google as part of our district, so it is free for our students to access.
Use Case: Allows...
Apr 26, 2019
Teaching Strategies, Podcasts, Paying for College, Student Loans
I met Nic recently in Madison, Wisconsin where he received the 2018 Governor's Financial Literacy Award from Governor Tony Evers. Nic has established a program at Milton High School (which he also attended) where EVERY student creates an Academic and Career Plan which they present as a senior project to their classmates and members of the community. What an amazing and important process for students to go through!
In this podcast, you will learn more about why Nic is so passionate about...
Mar 17, 2019
Taxes, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Activity, NGPF Fellows
To accompany our newly released lessons on taxes, NGPF Fellow Amanda Volz explains how she uses this popular NGPF resource COMPARE: Tax Forms & Their Purpose in her classroom. Watch for some great tips on how to implement and modify this resource so that it can best fit the needs of your classroom!
For all of NGPF's tax resources, fully updated for 2019 with all changes in effect as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, visit https://www.ngpf.org/curriculum/taxes/...
Mar 05, 2019
NGPF Fellows, Behavioral Finance, Financial Literacy, Teaching Strategies
The following blog post comes courtesy of NGPF Fellow, Patrick Kubeny, of Rhinelander High School in Rhinelander, WI.
If you are looking for ways to motivate and inspire your current students to actually implement some of the financial strategies you are teaching in your classes, try using some correspondence from some of your former students--IT WORKS! I received the following email from a former student and shared it with my personal finance classes:
Hello Mr. Kubeny (Coach K!):...
Feb 11, 2019
NGPF Fellows, Teaching Strategies, Budgeting
Teachers who attend our Summer Institute in Palo Alto become NGPF Fellows the following school year -- this Fellowship includes presenting with us at PD sessions, offering NGPF feedback on products, writing guest blog posts, ... the list goes on.
I'm excited to feature a Tech Tool Review from Aric Weiker of Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA. Here's what Aric has to say...
Tech Tool: Honey or Honey.com
Cost: Free, but requires registration
Honey is a coupon and...
Feb 06, 2019
PRO Tip from NGPF, Teaching Strategies
THE PROBLEM: I'm thinking about using the lesson plans in your Semester Course, but I don't understand why the Exit Ticket is offered in so many formats. What's up?
THE ANSWER: Watch this short video to hear Jessica's PRO Tips on effectively using Exit Tickets.
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Jan 04, 2019
Podcasts, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers
Renee Wasinger can be described as many things, most notably as an enterprising, enthusiastic, and energetic educator! If you visited her classroom in Olathe, Kansas, you no doubt would see her TBWA philosophy in action: Teaching By Walking Around. Whether it's checking in with her students on their projects, creating a help center to build interest at her high school or pushing for universal access to personal finance, Renee's clearly demonstrates her passion for helping students...
Dec 28, 2018
Podcasts, Teaching Strategies, Economics
Once an educator, always an educator. Jim Wasserman took a page from his own book—literally!—and now he’s happily living his “third life” la buena vida with his wife (and investment guru) Jiab in Seville, Spain. This renaissance man found a way to jazz up his economics class and boy has he amassed quite the collection of student stories over the years. Hear Jim dive into how his classroom experience shaped his life and be inspired to go back to your...
Dec 26, 2018
Investing, Podcasts, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers
Want to use your holiday break to get some new ideas from innovative educators or build your content knowledge from an investing expert? I thought I would share with you the most popular NGPF podcasts based on the number of downloads.
Top 10 NGPF podcasts (Educator category) of 2018:
Jill Thompson (Kelly Walsh High School, WY) explains her strategy and tactics to increase access to financial education in her community
Brian Bean (Tomball Memorial High School, TX) describes his...
Dec 19, 2018
Question of the Day, Checking Accounts, Research, Teaching Strategies, Payment Types
Answer: Cash App (Square)
From App Annie (December 12th 2018)
How comfortable are you using financial apps on your smartphone?
How many of these apps do you currently use? plan to use in the future?
How would you group these apps into different categories?
Are there any financial apps not listed here that you use?
Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.
Behind the numbers (Motley Fool)...
Dec 14, 2018
Podcasts, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Credit Cards
Nick Murja’s odyssey to achieving a debt-free life started when a sudden epiphany led him to change the way he viewed money. He doubled down and saved, invested wisely, and even started his own handful of side hustles in order to reach his goal. He publicly announced his progress towards his goal which engaged his students even more! Now this Palo Duro High School teacher is on another mission: teaching his students the financial lessons he wished he knew when he was their age. Enjoy!...
Nov 26, 2018
NGPF Fellows, Teaching Strategies, Summer Institute, Financial Literacy
Teachers who attend our Summer Institute in Palo Alto become NGPF Fellows the following school year -- this Fellowship includes presenting with us at PD sessions, offering NGPF feedback on products, writing guest blog posts, ... the list goes on. Today features a Tech Tool Review from Kelly-Anne Rush of Windham High School in Windham ME. Here's what Kelly-Anne has to say...
Tech Tool: QR Codes, Vocaroo Website, Snapchat
Students are asked to research various consumer...
Nov 07, 2018
Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers
Our FinLit Fanatics group is now approaching 1,000 educators!!!!!
Why are teachers joining in droves? In short: Connections, Community and Collaboration. Whether you have a vexing technical question, want tips on how to implement a specific activity or just want to rave about how well your class went today, FinLit Fanatics is the place to go. Post a question and almost immediately you will garner responses from an amazing group of passionate educators who want to help!