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5 Reasons Financial Literacy is a Skill For All Students – Bonus Episode with EVERFI

December 5, 2021

In this episode, Alyssa Lyons and Jay Matthews join to discuss five reasons why financial literacy is an important skill for all students. You’ll also hear about EVERFI’s standards-aligned, self-paced, digital resources to teach real-world topics like financial literacy, career skills of the future, leadership, digital citizenship and social-emotional learning.

Today’s episode is titled “5 Reasons Financial Literacy is a Skill For All Students” and you’ll hear from Alyssa Lyons and Jay Matthews today. As you’ll  hear in today’s episode there are oodles of reasons to build financial literacy skills and this is a concept close to my heart. I consider financial literacy an equity issue, and although I think of myself as an educator first, I’m also a small business owner running ClassTechTips for almost a decade. So as you hear the five reasons we focus on in this episode, I hope you’ll reach out and share your own.

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Financial Literacy Tips

  • First, remember everything comes back to finances.
  • Next, think of how it can transform lives and impact mental health.
  • Then, make connections to EdTech goals like navigating online spaces.
  • Finally, look at the role media literacy plays in financial literacy.

Sponsored by EVERFI

This episode is sponsored by EVERFI. If you need standards-aligned, digital resources to teach real-world topics like financial literacy, career skills of the future, leadership, digital citizenship or social-emotional learning, then EVERFI has a resource for you. This past school year, EVERFI had over 72,000 active courses with 4.8 million student enrollments. These digital resources are free to K-12 schools, so every teacher has access to them, no matter your classroom setting. Lessons are self-paced for students and you can monitor students’ auto-graded pre and post assessment scores from your teacher dashboard. From sports to banking, you will find a topic with a real-world angle that your students will love. And with the holiday spending season upon us, now is a great time to equip students with the skills needed to make savvy financial decisions. Learn more about EVERFI here.

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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