Category: Teaching Strategies

NGPF MOVE Activities

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Aug 20, 2021
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Activities, Teaching Strategies
Many teachers tell us they love to get students out of their seats, moving around the classroom to learn... by using NGPF's MOVE activities. Linked below, find all the MOVE activities, organized by unit. Here are a few implementation hacks that will save you time in the long run:  Make sure to log into your free Teacher Account before you print (otherwise the teacher portions of the activities will be hidden!) After printing and cutting the material, laminate any paper used by...

CRE at NGPF

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Jul 28, 2021
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Teaching Strategies
The term culturally relevant teaching was created by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1994), who says that it is “a pedagogy that empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes.” Geneva Gay (2010) further explains that culturally relevant teaching “uses the cultural knowledge, prior experiences, frames of reference, and performance styles of ethnically diverse students to make learning more...

Cross Curricular Resources and Tips

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Jun 30, 2021
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Teaching Strategies
Linked above is a one-page catalog of turn-key personal finance lessons and resources that can be used for cross-curricular instruction. Cross-curricular instruction is a great way for teachers to incorporate different disciplines in education into one. When done well, they foster teamwork, new discoveries, more motivation, and more knowledge of the learning process. Read Approaches to Successful Cross-Curricular Integration or watch the Edutopia video Collaborative Planning:...

6 Resources That Teachers Need Now

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May 26, 2021
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Teaching Strategies
Who doesn't like movies?  1) Movies and documentaries: 20 personal finance movies and documentaries cataloged and categorized.  You can even vote on your favorites! ----------------- Here's a Speaker Series event this week to help you think about your own retirement:  2) Virtual PD Speaker Series: How to Give Your Teacher Retirement a Boost: A great time to revisit your retirement contributions and analyze your investment fees is as you transition from one school year contract...

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...