14 Educational Games to Teach Your Kids About Business | Sparkplug CEO If you have ever seen the presentation Shift Happens, then you, like me, likely lose sleep over the fact that our educational system really isn’t set up to teach our children real-life business and entrepreneurial skills. Take a look at a few facts from the movie: The top 10 jobs we will have in 2010 did not exist in 2004 (as in, we are currently educating our children for jobs that don’t exist yet)In 2004, Nintendo invested more than $140 million dollars in research and development, yet the US Government spent less than half that much on research and innovation in educationA week’s worth of content from the New York Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century. One of the driving forces behind the content on this site is to encourage and push more people to go into business for themselves rather than depend on a company for income, which in my mind is more risky than being an entrepreneur.
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Use Classroom Contests as Student Motivational and Classroom Mangement Tools. Incorporating classroom contests (and of course the contests giveaways) in your classroom programs are a fabulous way of building student motivation and managing your classroom effectively. Twice a year in my class, we had a contest each of which lasted for one month: 1. A Halloween contest in October.2. An Easter contest in March or April. In my class my students always sat in groups of 4-6. I would divide the month up into stages of about 4 days each (so about 5 stages for the month). Students would receive points for working co-operatively, sharing, working quietly, getting perfect in homework assignments or tests, or bonus points for becoming "Student of the Week", etc. Every 4 days,points were added up (you're the scorekeeper) and kept on a hidden pad of paper. By the end of the month, the group that reached the end stage or stage closest to the end won the contest. I loved having classroom parties - the students and you deserved it. Return to "Student Motivation" page.
What's Up In Finance? . Games . It Costs What?! | Thirteen/WNET Emma, Byron, Kevin and Maria are four good friends. They all went to the electronics store and purchased the latest and greatest digital music player. The price of the music player was $350.00. . .but when all was said and done, each of the four friends ended up paying a different amount. How is that possible?! How can four people end up paying different amounts for the exact same thing? Well, it all has to do with those wacky pieces of plastic called credit cards. If you think you understand everything about credit cards, investigate the case files to puzzle out just what happened to Emma, Byron, Kevin, and Maria.
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