January 25, 2016

A Year-Long Budget

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As the New Year kicks off, your students’ (and your) bank accounts might be feeling a bit bruised from this year’s holiday spending. With this in mind, we’ve developed a year-long approach your students can use to structure and maintain a budget this year. It’s important to remind students that if they take the time to build a budget, and stick to it, come 2017 they’ll have savings in the bank! See below for a month-by-month guide you can share with students to help them on this year-long assignment. Read more

January 20, 2016

Top Teaching Trends in 2016

As we embark on a new year we are faced with a rapidly changing landscape across all industries and professions. Technology has transformed our world, including making a significant impact on the way we teach and the way new generations of students learn best. As 2016 kicks off, below are some trends we anticipate seeing in the classroom this year. Read more

December 22, 2015

Pathway to Financial Success to be Accepting 2016 Grant Applications

Financial literacy continues to be an issue in schools across the U.S., but as the 2015 National Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools revealed, things are getting better. The Report Card showed that nearly half (45 percent) of states earned an A or B for financial literacy education. The five states that earned an A all require students to take a dedicated semester of personal finance courses. Although improvements were made, 29 percent of states earned D or F grades, demonstrating the continued need for an emphasis on finance in the classroom. Read more

December 11, 2015

The Best of Financial Literacy in 2015

Can you believe it’s almost 2016? Time sure flies quickly in the world of finance, especially when you’re a teacher.

While you’ve been setting students up for bright futures with lessons that demystify the ins and outs of financial literacy, we’ve been chatting with some of you about how to make personal finance accessible and fun in the classroom.

Here’s a look back at the top three trends and insights teachers have shared throughout a very eventful year. Read more

November 27, 2015

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Tips for Teachers

Teachers are reaching into their pockets and spending nearly $500 of their own money on school supplies each year, according to a <a href="http://www.sheerid singulair asthma.com/press-releases/sheerid-agile-teacher-survey/” onclick=”__gaTracker(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘outbound-article’, ‘http://www.sheerid.com/press-releases/sheerid-agile-teacher-survey/’, ‘recent survey’);”>recent survey.

While many schools are cutting costs and tightening their budgets, teachers are increasingly left to bridge the gap when it comes to classroom supplies and other educational materials. Rather than going without certain items, it seems that many teachers are using their own funds to make ends meet. Read more

November 16, 2015

CFPB Releases New Tool for Reviewing and Evaluating Financial Education Curriculum

Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a helpful new tool for educators like you to use when selecting financial education curriculum for students. With all of the curriculum options out there in the marketplace, this new curriculum review tool aims to help teachers identify the most effective and unbiased materials to use when teaching financial literacy in the classroom. Read more

November 9, 2015

Five Free Fall Field Trips

Fall is the perfect time to get outside and experience the free community programs offered in cities and towns across the country and teach impactful personal finance lessons along the way. From local tours to active service projects, here are five completely free educational field trip ideas for you and your students this fall. Read more

October 26, 2015

Financial Lessons From the Famous

It is often said that failure is the best teacher. Now, of course we think that those that read this blog are “the best teachers,” but, we do agree that mistakes, especially financial ones, provide great learning lessons. And when it comes to high school students, sometimes sharing examples of celebrities or popular business leaders can really help drive a point home. Read more