In this podcast episode, we speak to three NGPF Teacher-Innovator Award Winners. Each year, during Financial Literacy Month, NGPF recognizes educators with an inventive and innovative streak. Chosen from dozens of submissions, these award winners projects stood out for their creativity and how they took challenging topics and brought them to life for students.

You will enjoy hearing each of these educators describe their projects, including what inspired them to create it, the details on how their projects actually work in the classroom and the student feedback that tells them these activities are achieving their learning objectives.

Enjoy my conversations with the Teacher-Innovators:

  • Danielle Trouve, a Business Teacher at Chelmsford High School in Chelmsford, Massachusetts uses her activity “Egg and Spoon Insurance and Probability” to bring the concept of insurance to life for her students. What an eggcellent idea (sorry I couldn’t resist)!
  • Lisa Bender, Personal Finance Educator at Southern Garrett High School in Oakland, Maryland, submitted a project “Prepping for Success: Exploring College and Career” which which takes a student-centered approach to career exploration and offers choices (using a Tic-Tac-Toe game board) for how students present their work.

For more details about the award winners and their projects, be sure to check out our May 2nd press release.


  • 0:00~1:10 – Introduction
  • 1:10~13:54  – Danielle Trouve 
  • 13:54~14:13 – A word from our sponsor
  • 14:13~31:51 – Lisa Bender
  • 31:51~32:07 – A word from our sponsor
  • 32:07~44:47 –  Dave Soldner