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The Importance of Early Learning
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
It takes years of learning to master a subject, making money mastery seem a daunting task. However, if you consider how much children spend their time learning—eight hours a day, five days a week for thirteen years—suddenly financial literacy doesn't seem so unattainable. Here are some tips on how you can begin to instill money smarts in young children:
Engaging Game-Based Learning
Thursday, August 20, 2015
When you were a young student, how did teachers get you to remember the alphabet? How did they get you to remember the order of the months of the year? Most likely, they taught you songs and played games to help you remember. That's because game-based learning works.
Ideas to Promote Financial Literacy in the Classroom
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Finance is not an easy subject to understand, even for adults. Concepts like derivatives, assets, and liquidations intimidate adults and baffle children. This makes it a very difficult subject to teach, as few people are sure how to do so. We offer a few ideas to help children understand the basics.
View a Clay Piggy Sample Lesson
Monday, August 10, 2015
Check out this sample lesson sheet by Clay Piggy! Print it out and cut out the different scenarios for a class-wide Financial Literacy activity.
Financial Literacy linked to higher math scores and college and career readiness.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Many states now require testing because experts have determined that teaching and testing students on Personal Financial Literacy results in:
- Higher Math Scores
- Lower Drop Out Rates
- College Readiness
- Transferable Workplace Skills
The Importance of Financial Literacy
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Knowing how to manage personal finances is more important than ever. According to Financial Wisdom by Creative Wealth Int'l, financial literacy has the following benefits:
- Decreased liklihood of divorce
- Decreased rates of depression
2015-2016 Sunburst Digital Innovators: Clay Piggy & Narinder Budhiraja
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Parental involvement is said to be the #1 correlated factor toward advancing academic achievement outcomes (Harvard Graduate School of Education). The more involved a parent or caregiver actually is in participating in school-to-home responsibilities, the larger the positive impact on improving student learning outcomes. There likely isn't an educational innovator out there today that hasn't had their own personal parental experiences influence their choices to help positively transform education.
Investing in a Personal Financial Literacy solution is an investment in your students, school and community. Clay Piggy emphasizes earning, saving, spending, investing, and encourages donating.
Monday, June 29, 2015
More and more schools are choosing to invest in a Personal Financial Literacy solution. The decision is based on a desire to improve students' odds to stay in school and going on to develop 21st century and employable skills. There is further evidence that correlates learning how to earn and save with demonstrably improved math achievement outcomes.
Sound instructional practice in any subject area is based on the process of scaffolding information, knowledge and skills. Well designed Personal Financial Literacy solutions follow this practice. Clay Piggy's Personal Financial Literacy solution teaches students about the value of money by following the powerful cycle of money earned, saved, spent, invested and even donated. Master the first skill and go on to the next.
Clay Piggy is the leading elementary education Personal Financial Literacy program. The program is based on national Personal Financial Literacy standards created by the Jump$tart coalition, Clay Piggy is serious education made fun. Many states are moving to adopt curriculum requirements in this area. Are you ready? Do you have a standard aligned resource that is affordable and easy for your teachers to implement?
Clay Piggy uses engaging game-based learning together with a sound instructional design and innovative pedagogy that can be implemented in any classroom, by any teacher. The solution comes with lesson plans and integrated assessment tools so that teachers can get started quickly.
Investing in a Personal Financial Literacy solution is an investment in your students, school and community. Clay Piggy delivers your state curriculum step by step.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
More and more schools are choosing to invest in a Personal Financial Literacy solution. The decision is based on a desire to improve students' odds to stay in school, going on to develop 21st century and employable skills. There is further evidence that correlates learning how to earn and save with demonstrably improving math achievement outcomes.
Teachers hear these "investment" related comments in elementary classrooms across the country every day:
- "Only rich people buy stocks";
- "The government will pay you when you retire";
- "I don't need to worry about investing and savings, I am going to college"