/Andrew Furth

About Andrew Furth

Andrew comes from a family of educators, and joined Teach for America after graduating from UCLA with a degree in English. During his three years teaching Social Studies, in both rural Arkansas and urban San Francisco, he realized the potential of online tools to amplify the reach and impact of learning for teachers and students. Andrew joined NGPF in 2014, bringing his educational expertise to designing lessons while learning on the job how to manage his own finances (which comes in handy in San Francisco, where the crazy rent means budgets are always tight).

The Word is Spreading… A Recap from our Conference Tour

As we head into Thanksgiving and prepare to spend time with wonderful family and delicious food, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past month. November is a busy conference month, and we were certainly out in full force.

Below you can find a recap of each event we attended, but first I wanted to start with a story from the last day of the tour, at the FBLA FNLC Conference in Baltimore. I was packing up my supplies when a single teacher strolled through the exhibit hall, saying she was looking for NGPF. I told her she’d found them, so she sat down and we began chatting.

Her name is Martha Somers, and she teaches Personal Finance at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA. She felt the need to seek us out because she had some questions about how to access our content, but also wanted to pass along this nugget:

November Survey Results: How Many Of Your Preps are Personal Finance?

We know that teachers are incredibly talented, and often asked to multi-task. And since our goal is save you time and make life easier, we wanted to know:

How many of your preps are personal finance classes?

When we couldn’t find definitive answers online, we decided to ask the questions ourselves.

Here’s what our NGPF community said…

By |November 24th, 2015|Financial Literacy, Professional Development, Survey Results|

October Survey Results: Teachers, Who’s In Your Network?

Business Communication Duplicate modelWe hear our Next Gen Personal Finance curriculum users mention “colleagues,” “conferences,” and “Twitter chats,” which got us thinking:

How do personal finance teachers network with one another?

When we couldn’t find definitive answers online, we decided to ask the questions ourselves.

Here’s what our NGPF community said…

By |October 27th, 2015|Professional Development, Survey Results, Teaching Strategies|

Tips for Teachers: Adapting NGPF Using Google Slides

At NGPF, we know that every teacher is unique. They have their own teaching styles, class structures and preferred strategies. So we understand that many teachers adapt our content to fit their needs. We also know that the best teachers don’t reinvent the wheel… they beg, borrow and steal to make their class better.

NEW UNITS: Taxes and Insurance!

Today, we released two brand new units on Taxes and Insurance. Over 175 new resources. 14 brand new activities. All for our dedicated community of teachers just in time for the new school year.

These are two topics teachers repeatedly told us were difficult to teach, so we decided we needed to give our community what they wanted.

The reaction has been spectacular! It’s only 2:00 p.m. here in California and we’ve already broken our single-day record for site visits!

What’s Inside?

NGPF becomes a national partner of the Jump$tart Coalition!

Today, NGPF is proud to announce that we’ve been accepted as a partner of the national Jump$tart Coalition. Jump$tart is a national organization “of organizations that share a common interest in supporting financial literacy, through financial education, for our nation’s youth.”

Take our Quiz!

Want to test your personal finance knowledge and see how you stack up? Take our quiz and find out!

By |June 15th, 2015|Payment Types, Quizzes, Uncategorized|

May Survey Results: What are your summer plans?

We know summer is a time for relaxation for teachers, but it’s also a time for preparation. In May, we asked when and how teachers were planning to adjust/reinvent/improve their curriculums. Here’s what you said!

By |June 4th, 2015|Survey Results, Teaching Strategies|