Teaching in a Finance Lab

Teaching in a Finance Lab

In my 30 years of experience, I have come to realize that the elements we use to teach our students have a powerful impact on their learning outcomes. Personal finance has always been my favorite subject to teach because I love imbuing students with the necessary knowledge for them to fulfill their financial goals and make the right choices when it comes to money. In […]

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Stock Market Game – They Key To Experiential Learning

Stock Market Game – They Key To Experiential Learning

During all my years as a personal finance teacher, I have found that using the textbook as my main teaching resource is not enough.  In an increasingly competitive job market, employers are looking for students that are able to develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside a traditional academic setting. This is what I like to call experiential learning. Experiential learning is what […]

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Lesson Plans

Lesson Plans

In education, the best way to effectively reach goals and objectives is by using lesson plans. This tool will help you to better communicate your students what they will learn and how they will do it. Also it helps you to organize your content, materials, time and all the other things that involve teaching a good lecture. At the end of every semester, I love […]

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Personal Finance Lab

Personal Finance Lab

What is Personal Finance? Personal Finance Lab package is a combination of hardware and a customizable stock market game that integrates over 125 lessons and activities aligned to national standards. When you add a Finance Lab to your school, you will have your students lining up in the hallway to take a class in your Lab. With Personal Finance Lab you will be able to engage your Personal Finance, Economics, Social […]

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The Investing101 Course

The Investing101 Course

How I use Investing 101 Many years ago I first stumbled across the Investing 101 Beginners Investing Course while I was preparing class materials for a unit on stocks and bonds. At the time, I did not know much more than the very basics myself, so I signed up. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. The Investing101 course was written for […]

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Personal Finance After School Program

Personal Finance After School Program

Running an after school program is hard – dozens of kids all need their own levels of activity, homework help, and support. Staff is also usually short, with some supplemental help coming in. The upside, I have found, is that (with the right tools) After School programs are the absolute perfect place to promote financial literacy in schools!   Getting Started: Personal Finance After School […]

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