Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Day 21 of Lent: Giving Up Bitterness
The only person I am hurting by holding on to this is myself.
Pope Francis has a Website for Education!
Scholas Labs is an educational entity, launched by Pope Francis, where technology, arts and sports are used to encourage social integration and the culture of encounter.
Its premise is that "technology is the medium that will lead education to its full potential."
10 Sources for More Effective Online Learning
Financial Literacy for K-12
Educators play a significant role in equipping students with the skills and knowledge to make sound financial decisions, so they're better able to weather future financial storms. The following resources include lesson plans, activities and educational tools for various age groups addressing topics related to the National Standards in K–12 Personal Finance Education.
It's never too soon to start fostering financial literacy in children. Even pre-kindergarten kids can participate in simple activities and begin learning the fundamentals of exchanging money for goods and services. By 4th grade, students are able to grasp more complex concepts related to budgeting, borrowing and financial planning.
Grades 5 through 8 are ideal for teaching students about budgeting and planning for major expenses, valuable skills that will serve them well throughout life. This is also a good age group in which to begin encouraging students to think about college and more seriously consider potential career paths.
In grades 9 through 12, high school students are beginning to think seriously about future career plans and where they'd like to attend college. It's critical to instill solid financial values and skills at this stage to prepare students to enter the real world.