Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The Kansas City Federal Reserve has some wonderful activities. One of which is their series on teaching credit. These are lessons that are group based. It is so important to teach this concept as many of our students do not understand the power of compound interest and how much they will actually be paying back for that taco they charged two years ago. I would have them read this in addition to the lesson.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Experience and explore the Hands on Banking® program, aligned with Common Core State Standards as well as national and state standards for mathematics, economics and personal finance, that can help your students sharpen their personal finance skills and build the foundation for a brighter financial future. You will learn about new turnkey resources including engaging activities from basic
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
So I was asked to use Doceri to record my lectures and make them available for students who might be absent that day. Since I will be posting them anyway, I decided to make a YouTube channel out of it. Check it out. I only have 2 videos up thus far, but there will be more as the semester progresses.
Monday, September 18, 2017
I like bringing up controversial subjects, both here and in class. It makes things are memorable and students feel like you are being honest with them. This is no different. In the school in which I work 99% of students are accepted and will attend, a four-year college. I know that that is not the norm. For some students it is a decision of making money now, for others, it can be a question of how to pay for college, and still, others might not be aware of what it means to get a college degree. Though I would argue that college is not for everyone, most people do benefit from a college education. I like showing the video above when talking about opportunity cost. I then go to the National Council for Economic Education for some great lessons on a college degree. I like giving students all of the information possible before making a decision. This can lead to some great discussions. In addition, you can explore the questions of:
If a college education is so great, should we use tax money to pay for it?
What kind of degrees is worth it?
When he talks about the billionaires, is the reason those are well-known stories is that they are rare?
What kind of jobs are available for those who do not go to college?
When are vocational skills the right fit?