Category: Teaching Strategies

Customizing NGPF's Nearpod Lessons

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Mar 16, 2021
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Teaching Strategies, PRO Tip from NGPF
NGPF’S 9 WK course, Semester Course and Middle School Course have all been "Nearpod-ized" for your instruction, but what if you want to make edits? Have no fear! You can customize NGPF’s Nearpod lessons by accessing our Google Slides templates! Learn more below. 1. Where can you find the Nearpod Google Slides Templates? You can access the Google Slides templates for the 9 WK and Semester Course Nearpod lesson HERE!   For high school curriculum (9WK & Semester Course), the...

Celebrating Black History Month: Highlighting Tiffany Aliche, The Budgetnista

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Feb 05, 2021
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Activities, Teaching Strategies
Twice weekly, NGPF is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting Black financial leaders and educators via dedicated posts and student activities on the NGPF blog.    With this second post, we are highlighting the work of The Budgetnista, Tiffany Aliche -- an award-winning teacher, bestselling author, and blogger + podcaster. You can find her website and learn more about her here, but in this blog post we’re going to feature one of Tiffany’s blog posts that we think...

NEW! Customizable Parent Newsletters

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Dec 16, 2020
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Parent Conversations, Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies
You know how important parents are when it comes to your students' financial education. Our NEW! customizable parent newsletters provide the perfect way for you to share with parents what their child is learning in your classroom. Thanks to all the educators who contributed their ideas! Click here to access each of the newsletters.  Click here to provide us with feedback to make our parent newsletters even better! Look out for an upcoming Virtual PD which will include an overview...

My Classroom Podcast: Ingrid Lu

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Dec 02, 2020
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Podcasts, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives of four amazing 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...

Collaboration Series: Trade Schools, Apprenticeships, & Internships

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Nov 30, 2020
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Tips for Teachers, Teaching Strategies
Collaboration Series is a weekly blog post that will highlight implementation ideas of various NGPF resources, strategies to engage your students in a Zoom world, and other useful teacher tips shared by teachers in recent Virtual PD sessions.    This week's Collaborate Board was created by a team of teachers at a Brush Up: Trade Schools, Apprenticeships, & Internships VPD. While college may be a popular option for many students after high school, it is not the only path! This VPD...

My Classroom Podcast: Dr. Patricia Page

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Nov 25, 2020
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Podcasts, Tips for Teachers, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Remotely
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives of four amazing 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...

Collaboration Series: The Power of Habit

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Nov 23, 2020
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Tips for Teachers, Teaching Strategies
Collaboration Series is a weekly blog post that will highlight implementation ideas of various NGPF resources, strategies to engage your students in a Zoom world, and other useful teacher tips shared by teachers in recent Virtual PD sessions.    This week's Collaborate Board was created by a team of teachers who participated in the NGPF On-Demand pilot module, The Power of Habit. This module will teach you about the importance of habits, provide an understanding of how habits...

My Classroom Podcast: Drew Ahlers

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Nov 19, 2020
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Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives of four amazing 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...

Collaboration Series: Bummer! Arcade Game

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Nov 16, 2020
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Tips for Teachers, Teaching Strategies
Collaboration Series is a weekly blog post that will highlight implementation ideas of various NGPF resources, strategies to engage your students in a Zoom world, and other useful teacher tips shared by teachers in recent Virtual PD sessions.    This week's Collaborate Board was created by a team of teachers at an Arcade: Bummer! Virtual PD. After playing Bummer!, teachers were asked:    What discussion prompt would help launch a classroom conversation after playing the...

My Classroom Podcast: Vincent Branch

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Nov 11, 2020
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Tips for Teachers, Teaching Strategies
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...

Collaboration Series: The Bean Game

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Nov 02, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies
Collaboration Series is a weekly blog post that will highlight implementation ideas of various NGPF resources, strategies to engage your students in a Zoom world, and other useful teacher tips shared by teachers in recent Virtual PD sessions.    This week's Collaborate Board was created by a team of teachers at the "Teaching Remotely: Bean Game" Virtual PD. After diving into the virtual adaptation of this hands-on budgeting resource, teachers were asked:    What is your...

My Classroom, Episode #6: Speaker Series

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Oct 28, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Podcasts
The October 22nd Speaker Series marked the conclusion of the inaugural My Classroom Podcast series. The weekly series was 10-15 minutes long and followed the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows. Each teacher was from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid) but remain determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.   Kerri,...

NEW! Collaboration Series: Podcasts In The Classroom

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Oct 25, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies
Educators love collaboration. NGPF Virtual PDs provide perfect opportunities for this to take place. We are starting a new feature in the blog, The Collaboration Series, to share great ideas coming out of NGPF Virtual PDs. One of the powerful engagement tools on Nearpod, the Collaborate Board, provides space for teachers to post ideas to a given prompt.  Imagine the value of collecting responses from dozens of teachers on implementation strategies for a specific resource in just a matter...

My Classroom, Episode #5: Lessons Learned

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Oct 14, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Podcasts
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows.  Each teacher is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid)  but are determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.    In Episode #5, Kerri, Tony, Courtney, and Julius all come together...

My Classroom, Episode #4: Embracing Change

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Oct 07, 2020
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Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Podcasts
NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers and NGPF Fellows.  Each teacher is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different environment (virtual, face-to-face, hybrid)  but are determined to make their learning environment as great as it can be during COVID.    In Episode #4, Kerri, Tony, Courtney, and Julius share specific...