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The latest ideas, tips, strategies and trends for CTE teachers and administrators.

Personal Finance | Middle School

By: McKenna Garrison
May 24th, 2023

If you're teaching budgeting in middle school, it's important to engage your students with age-appropriate activities. After all, your young learners are just beginning to discover the importance of proper money management and why setting saving goals and spending limitations can help them in the long run.

Business Education | Career Readiness | Personal Finance

By: Brad Hummel
April 18th, 2023

If you teach high school business or career readiness, there’s a strong chance you’ll be required to cover a course in personal financial literacy. However, you may be unsure about who must take your class or why you’ve been asked to teach it in the first place.


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High School | Personal Finance | Lesson Plans

By: Mike Cescon
February 7th, 2023

It’s all too common for high school students to enter adulthood without a solid grasp on personal finances. In the worst cases, this can lead to financial mistakes or disasters that follow students all their lives. This is exactly why it’s critical to have business or finance teachers truly dedicated to providing students with the financial education they need to succeed. 

Personal Finance | Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
January 12th, 2023

Personal financial literacy is a crucial soft skill for middle school students and is required in many career readiness and elective classes.

Business Education | High School | Personal Finance

By: Brad Hummel
December 6th, 2022

As a high school business teacher, getting your students excited about budgeting can be challenging. After all, who enjoys thinking about long-term savings and sensible spending limits?

Business Education | Career Readiness | Personal Finance | Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
July 28th, 2022

Financial literacy has become an increasingly popular topic in middle school business and career readiness programs. Unfortunately, personal finance isn’t a particularly engaging topic to discuss with middle schoolers. That means you need to find a personal finance curriculum that meets your standards, is easy to implement, age-appropriate, and interesting for your students. While we provide personal finance lessons as part of our business and career readiness curriculum, teachers sometimes ask us for other financial literacy resource recommendations. In this article, you’ll learn about four financial literacy curriculum options we often hear about from middle school teachers like you: