For those of you who have decided to introduce the case study method into your classroom, we took advantage of the vacation break to add five new cases to the NGPF case study library. For those of you who missed our first start in September, here are some answers to your questions: Building a solid foundation. For longer term, it is possible to take money as money in your plan 401 (k) or IRA on stock market risks. Stay with investment funds that allow you to diversify or spread your risks. We presented five new case studies that cover units as popular as savings, investment, debt management, financial traps and credit scores: Cornell University`s “Chasing the Dream” project is a calculator that predicts whether a person falls into poverty for a certain period of time. Before going to the computer, you can ask students to guess which variables might be most important to predict this (the calculator asks age, race, education and marital status). The youngest age for the calculator is 25-29 (older than most of your students), but it will help demonstrate the value of a university education in the fight against poverty. You can ask your students to choose 5 (or another number that you deem appropriate) of these sketches, read the blog post that is on the graph and answer the following questions: If you do this exercise in class, I would be happy to publish the best entries from your students. Good luck! Here`s an example of one of his sketches that shows the relationship between your happiness when you spend money on others: a great way to launch your investment unit because the decisions students make about investing (when they start, how much and their performance) will ultimately have an impact when they can retire.
A great activity for your students, which can be combined with written reflection and questions like this: Anyway, I feel like it was a great tool and a powerful way to launch our new unit. Now I can take the next three teaching periods, which should be devoted to credit, credit scores, history and credit case study, and I can make sure that, as I choose the resources, I respond to all of these topics. And because I used the survey everywhere, the collection of this data at the beginning of the courses lasted only 3 minutes. First of all, it`s Jessica, not Tim. While Tim taught at Eastside College Prep (in Palo Alto, CA) in February, I`m doing March when we`ll cover budgeting and credit.