Category «Financial Literacy»

Financial Education Works! (part 3)

Financial Literacy is such an important subject for our students to be learning about in school. Thanks to MassSaves, these quotes have been put together to bring awareness to the need for financial education:

2017 Jump$tart National Educator Conference

Thanks to a very generous scholarship from NextGen Personal Finance, I returned to the Jump$tart National Educator Conference for the fourth time this past weekend! It is the premier conference for financial literacy, but it is so much more than just a conference. The entire weekend is a community building event. Jump$tart leaves no stone …

Financial Education Works! (part 2)

Financial Literacy is such an important subject for our students to be learning about in school. Thanks to MassSaves, these staggering statistics have been put together to bring awareness to the need for financial education:

Financial Education Works!

Financial Literacy is such an important subject for our students to be learning about in school. Thanks to MassSaves, these staggering statistics have been put together to bring awareness to the need for financial education:

Teacher Spotlight!

I had the honor of being contacted by the Jump$tart Coalition a few weeks ago to see if I’d like to be featured in the Teacher Spotlight as an innovative educator of financial literacy. Of course, I said YES! My conversation with the amazing Heather McElrath evolved from simply catching up to turning into the …

2017 MassSaves Summit

This post is coming online a little later than I intended, but better late than never! I attended the Statewide Summit on Financial Capability (MassSaves Summit) at Worcester State University two weeks ago. The summit brought together professionals from many industries, including banking, community organizations, education, and public agencies to work towards the common goal of …

Jump$tart National Conference (a little late!)

I thought I had blogged about this event earlier, but the quickly approaching holidays and trimester end at school fogged my brain. So here it is, my reflection on the Jump$tart National Conference. Thanks so much to Visa Practical Money Skills!  I was selected as one of seven educators nationwide to receive a scholarship to attend …

Innovative Educator of the Month!

I am happy and humbled to announce that I was selected as the Visa’s Practical Money Skills Innovative Educator of the month!  Here’s the very nice article that was written about my accomplishments in financial literacy education.Visa’s Practical Money Skills Innovative Educator of the Month

Data breaches can hit anyone! Check your accounts!

Check your transaction history frequently! This is a reminder to be aware of what transactions post to your account. Check your online balances and pending transactions frequently. At the first sign of something that doesn’t look right or something that you don’t recognize, call your bank! For the 5th time since last Christmas, I have …

Two Students Attended Junior Achievement Financial Adacemy!

I’m very proud to report that 2 of my students were selected to attend a week-long financial literacy “boot camp” sponsored by Junior Achievement. Only 50 students in New England were chosen for this honor and TWO of them were some of my brightest superstars! So very proud of these students and can’t wait to …

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