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Building Capacity Within Those We Serve

When one thinks of leadership in a school, they usually associate the term with a person that possesses a position of power. True, someone like a principal of a school is a leader with a title. They are responsible for those they supervise, carrying out the mission of the organization, motivating the troops, and creating …

PD with a Host of Resources!

On February 6th, thirty-plus teachers from across the state participated in the first, and given the evaluations, not the last NextGen FinCamp at Bridgewater State University. Pictured are the three facilitators for the day-long event. Tim Ranzetta, founder of NextGen Personal Finance and two local education lead teachers: Talitha Oliveri, a business teacher at Hopedale …

One of my favorite projects – Copycat Magazine

Every year in Photoshop, I challenge my students to find a magazine cover layout (I have a collection of about 150 for them to choose from) that is more than just simple text and words. They have to evaluate the fonts (serif, sans serif, narrow, slab, script, etc.) to try to match them with free/open …

Just because it is free does not mean that it is cheap!

The Massachusetts Council on Economic Education is providing teachers an opportunity to extend classroom learning and reinforce the instruction in economics and personal finance through hosting free online challenges in economics and personal finance for teams of middle and high school students. Thanks to the leadership of the Center for Economic Education at Salem State …

The Adjacent Possible

The idea behind a business is often the single most important factor that contributes to a founder’s ability to launch, gain momentum, and grow a business without losing steam and fizzling out. So what’s a founder to do when they’re having trouble coming up with the perfect idea for a business? Consider the “adjacent possible.” …

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