Category «Financial Literacy»

First Day: No Syllabus, Just Engaged Learning!

I focused on making the first day of school more engaging for students this year. I didn’t want to start off by talking at students all period to go over the typical syllabus, expectations, and grades. I engaged them in activities to introduce the courses in a different way. We made learning fun and engaging! …

NGPF Summer Institute Fellow!

  I was very honored and super excited to be selected as a 2018 NGPF Summer Institute Fellow! (full list of fellows here) I traveled to Palo Alto, CA to meet the other 11 fellows in the July cohort. We all became fast friends over a very generous and hearty dinner at Nola. The next …

Google Applied Digital Skills

Google introduced a new set of digital lessons called Applied Digital Skills. There are lessons that tie in well with technology, business, financial literacy, etc. I did the “Technology at Work” lesson in my Entrepreneurship classes. It was a great lesson that helped students see the value of technology in various careers and sectors. There …

NextGenPF Podcast Guest!

I was happy to be asked back as a guest on the NextGenPF‘s podcast a few weeks ago to discuss my love of financial literacy, technology tools, and how I use current events in the classroom. Thanks to the awesome folks at NGPF for the great things they do to support financial literacy in the classroom, …

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 …

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