Exciting to read and interpret the feedback from CFCI’s recent four day pilot with a dozen college students. We learned a ton about to engage students as well as how we can continue to improve our program. 2014 will be a pivotal year for CFCI as we optimize the curriculum and tackle the distribution challenge of penetrating the teacher community. I hope that other teachers will benefit from these observations to effectively reach the students that they are teaching.
What makes for a good lesson/activity:
- Require personal engagement: “The best resources were resources that allowed me to engage or connect with the lesson. For example, when I have to input my own goals [it] made me more involved and active in the lesson.”
- Relatable to personal life: “The best activities always allowed me to relate to my own personal life. If I couldn’t apply it to my everyday life then the lesson plan did not really have the same impact on me.”
- Actionable: “It allowed us to think about what we can do now to put ourselves in healthy financial positions.”