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Class Session #2: What’s The Value of a College Education? To Infinity and Beyond…

Jun 18, 2014
Back again for an update about my personal finance class at an East Palo Alto High School.  How to engage students today?  We kicked off class today asking students to estimate the economic value of a college education.  Remember the audience:  these are 9th grade students who have enrolled at a rigorous college prep program motivated by the desire to be the first in their family to graduate from college.  As I wandered around the classroom, I sensed some confusion.  I got the sense many...

In The Classroom: Day 1

Jun 17, 2014
Exciting start to my summer teaching assignment at a local high school in East Palo Alto.  I am teaching three sections of rising 9th graders a curriculum that I have honed over the past three years.   How would I describe it?  Chock-full of real-world activities while developing decision-making skills focused on the the future.  I like to think of it as a class I would have enjoyed when I was fourteen.  Over the next six weeks, students will buy a stock, choose a...

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