Thanks to Megan Strand producer of “Life Hacks for Working Moms” for interviewing me for her recent podcast. Enjoy the 20 minute podcast here.
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With the calendar inching closer to August, which means back to school for many, it’s not too early to think about how your high school students should be spending their future summers. You might want to file this one away for spring of next year. Based on this NY Times article, there are quite a few benefits to summer employment as a bank teller:
It’s a rare summer job that combines the acquisition of intensely practical knowledge and the opportunity to have conversations about important and personal topics with people two or three times your age.
Interesting to see this research buried in this article about what admissions directors at college look for when it comes to summer experiences: Continue reading
Answer: It depends.
From PBS NewsHour:
Some useful nuggets from the video: Continue reading
Chart showing rate of increase of college tuition and fees vs. inflation measure (PCE Price Index); from Bloomberg:
According to the Federal Reserve of New York in a recent research report: Continue reading
With our first school year winding down (or already concluded), I wanted to highlight the most popular NGPF lessons, as measured by teacher views. As for patterns, the most popular lessons are drawn from a variety of topics, however teachers tended to gravitate towards our “Basics” lessons which will provide students with good foundational knowledge. So, without further ado, our top 10 list…