March 05, 2020
How long have you been teaching financial education?
Why do you teach financial education?
I teach Financial Education because it is part of the Family and Consumer Science Curriculum for Adult Living. I feel it is important for students who will soon be out on their own, to have a working knowledge of financial language and principles.
How is this different from other courses you have taught?
I didn't have to create the curriculum!!
What do students like most about the course?
Students tell me they appreciate reading the different scenarios related to financial concepts we are learning for the day. They like the application points we discuss at the end of lessons, which they relate to their everyday lives.
How does your school fit a single-semester course into its curriculum?
It is a stand-alone class entitled Adult Living. It is one semester long.
Were there any challenges to implementing?
There was a steep learning curve for me last year as we implemented the curriculum for the first time.
Do you have any implementation tips or successes that you want to share with others?
I bring many of my personal stories into the lessons as well as enlist students to share their stories related to the topic of the day. I have found this to be helpful with student buy-in. Everyone loves a story and it is one way to help people remember a concept or principle.