Submit a personal finance lesson plan or tip to win a $3,500 grant and a tax prep discount

Are you teaching personal finance lesson plans? As we talked about on Every Classroom Matters last week (show #30 with Brian Page), it is vital that we educate students in every school everywhere about personal finance. So, it is very timely to share with you today a new contest from WeAreTeachers and H&R Block Dollars and Sense.

As many schools grapple with how to best teach personal finance with shrinking time to do it, this contest will help find 10 great lesson plans that are relevant to today's students. If yours is chosen you can win a classroom grant to help you do more!

As many schools grapple with how to best teach personal finance with shrinking time to do it, this contest will help find 10 great lesson plans that are relevant to today's students. If yours is chosen you can win a classroom grant to help you do more!

There are two ways that you can benefit as a teacher.

1. Enter your personal finance lesson plan in the contest

Teachers submit their best personal finance lesson plans or tips online at the WeAreTeachers website. Ten of the best personal finance lesson plans or tips will be selected as finalists and narrowed down by a panel of teachers, teens and Dollars & Sense staffers to identify their financial fitness favorite. The top-three teachers that share the best lesson plan or tip win classroom grants to fund ongoing personal finance education in their classroom. First place will receive $3,500, the second place lesson plan or tip will receive $2,000 and third will $500 in classroom grants.

2. Submit, share, download or like (and receive a discount)

Any teacher that is interested in downloading one of these peer-submitted lesson plans or tips will be able to do so by visiting the contest at WeAreTeachers or its Pinterest board. You can receive your $15 discount on tax preparation services at H&R Block by engaging with the program through liking the H&R Block Dollars & Sense Facebook page or just by submitting or downloading a lesson plan (or tip) with WeAreTeachers.

Please share your lesson plan ideas to teach personal finance so others can learn from you! Thank you.

Please share your lesson plan ideas to teach personal finance so others can learn from you! Thank you.

Join in the effort to share personal finance best practices.

This is an important area, but often not one funded for schools. I hope that you’ll share your resources on Twitter and beyond. The hashtags I’ve found for this topic are #finlit (financial literature) and #finedchat (educational chats about financial education.)

Additional free resources for help teaching personal finance are available at http://www.pinterest.com/hrblock/teachers-dollars-sense/.

 

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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