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The latest ideas, tips, and trends for CTE, career readiness, business education, and computer applications teachers.

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?

High School | Personal Finance | Lesson Plans

By: Mike Cescon
October 6th, 2022

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. 

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Personal Finance | Middle School

By: Bri Stauffer
June 1st, 2022

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

Business Education | Marketing | Personal Finance | Texas

By: Brad Hummel
May 18th, 2022

If you're new to teaching the Principles of Business, Marketing, and Finance course in Texas, you might be unsure about some of the requirements you have to meet. After all, each class has associated Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) statements that your students must learn to be prepared for their future careers.

Business Education | Career Readiness | High School | Personal Finance

By: Brad Hummel
April 7th, 2022

As a high school personal finance instructor, finding the perfect projects to use with your students can be challenging. Choosing suitable personal finance projects is critical to ensuring your students understand the differences between business and personal finance and apply what they’ve learned to become good money managers.

Business Education | Personal Finance | Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF)

By: Mike Cescon
December 21st, 2021

As a middle school finance teacher, it's your job to lay the groundwork for skills your kids will carry with them all their lives. If you choose the right curriculum and teach a great class, they'll be much better equipped to handle their financial futures. However, if you don't, your class could suffer, and your students may make mistakes that cripple them down the line.