Author Archives: Lynne Farrell Stover

Lynne Farrell Stover is currently a teacher consultant at the James Madison University Center for Economic Education. Prior to this, Lynne spent 33 years in public education where she enjoyed various teaching assignments including classroom teacher, gifted education specialist and librarian. A frequent contributor to <a href="http://www.librarysparks.com/">LibrarySparks magazine</a>, she is also the author of 5 teacher resource books including “Fantastic” Social Students Lessons Using Literature (Pieces of Learning, 2005) and From Snicket to Shakespeare: Connecting Contemporary Tales to the Classics (Upstart, 2006).

Easy Economonics (Part 2) - 3 Ways to Turn Finance Concepts into Classroom Fun

...Continued Have you checked out Part 1 of "Easy Economics - 3 Ways to Turn Finance Concepts into Classroom Fun" yet? Read the first great way to work finance concepts into your classroom and then carry on with these next two! Money: [Anything that is commonly accepted as payment for goods and services.] Introduce the basic characteristics of money. Tell the students ...

06
Oct
Posted by Lynne Farrell Stover in Teacher, General

Easy Economonics (Part 1) - 3 Ways to Turn Finance Concepts into Classroom Fun

Teaching economics and personal finance does not have to be an exclusive class taught at a specific time.  Actually, integrating concepts that deal with decision-making and money matters into the curriculum is not only easy, it allows student to make connections between the content being taught and “real world” understandings. Here are some quick and easy techniques to reinforce concepts, ...

30
Sep
Posted by Lynne Farrell Stover in Teacher, General

Summer Send-Off Lesson: Adventures in Young Entrepreneurship - Part 2

Did you catch Part 1 of "Summer Send-Off Lesson: Adventures in Young Entrepreneurship"? Have you eagerly been awaiting Part 2, packed with the final book suggestion and lesson details? Read on! The iconic picture of youngsters selling lemonade in front of their suburban homes or on busy city street corners represents entrepreneurship at its beginning. Still a viable first business, selling a ...

27
Jun
Posted by Lynne Farrell Stover in Teacher, General

Summer Send-Off Lesson: Adventures in Young Entrepreneurship - Part 1

The iconic picture of youngsters selling lemonade in front of their suburban homes or on busy city street corners represents entrepreneurship at its beginning. Still a viable first business, selling a food product without following local laws and regulations could be more trouble than it’s worth. An easier, if less lucrative, way for students to learn about making money ...

23
Jun
Posted by Lynne Farrell Stover in Teacher, General

Economic Earth Day Activities: 5 Ways to Go Green & Save Green

Earth Day (April 22) is observed around the world as a day to demonstrate support for the environment. Preserving clean water and air, protecting endangered species, and researching climate change are  huge and expensive endeavors funded by governments and big businesses. However, it is possible for concerned communities, civic minded organizations, and individual households to actually save money while contributing to ...

07
Apr
Posted by Lynne Farrell Stover in Teacher, General

5 Ways To Teach Money Matters Using Popular Culture - Part 1

In recent years movie makers have discovered that there can be big profits in turning popular children’s books into family-friendly motion pictures. (Thank you, J.K. Rowling!)  Educators may take advantage of this trend by reintroducing the featured piece of literature to their students and use the plot, characters, and setting as points of reference for instruction in certain ...

12
Mar
Posted by Lynne Farrell Stover in Teacher, General

Kids and Currency : 4 Ways to Teach Common "Cents"

Early childhood educators are reporting that some young students are arriving in their classrooms unable to name coinage and in some cases, not even recognizing money as a tool used to facilitate the exchange of goods and services. They note that often these students are members of affluent families.   Upon consideration, this relatively new but concerning observation makes sense. Would ...

19
Feb
Posted by Lynne Farrell Stover in Teacher, General

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