Stock Market Games: Top 3 Options for Students

I’ll admit, I still don’t know much about the stock market. But playing stock market games? That sounds like an easier challenge. Friends and family who are in business encourage me to put my money away in stocks. Ironically, they always have a hunch on a growing company or one that is set to explode. These people have been a great help, but I still…

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Productivity Tips for Teachers and Students

I remember googling productivity tips countless times in high school, mainly as a request by my teachers. Every article I read through gave me the same few tips. Unfortunately, none of it helped. I accepted the fact that I was not a productive person. Deadlines became motivators. I would leave major assignments to the last minute, and always find a way to get it done….

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Team Building Games for the Business Classroom

I view my classroom as I view the teams I coach. If your team does not trust the other members, or they are not bought into the common goal, the group will eventually falter. A coach spends quality time on team building to allow games to be won through trust and vision. Why should a classroom be any different? Students must not only buy into…

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Personal Finance Tips for High School Students

I believe personal finance should be taught in every high school in the country. Correct that. I believe it should be mandatory to graduate. Whatever the decision may be after high school, every student needs personal finance skills. The downside is that many students are not prepared to make the major financial choices with their decision. Do you want to go to college? You need…

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Personal Branding for High School Students – Why You Should Start Now!

Why is personal branding for high school students important? How about some easier questions. Who are you? What are you known for? What do you have to offer? These three questions may seem easier to answer than the first. Now, imagine you do not have the ability to answer them in a face-to-face environment. How do you get these answers out to the people that…

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High School Trade Show – A How-To Guide

Running a high school trade show is not an easy feat to pull off. They require a lot of preparation, acceptance of rejection, and determination from the students. However, year after year we are able to grow the event and make the student businesses more profitable. Organizing a trade show within your high school business program can seem like a challenge, but I hope to…

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Mimic Social – A Teacher’s Review

Mimic Social, created by Stukent, hopes to teach students the effect of social media marketing on a business, and how a business can use it effectively to turn views into sales. Students believe they know the ins and outs of social media. As a teacher, I believe that to be true…to an extent. Students have a strong understanding of the personal uses of the different…

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Business Teacher Blog to Motivate Students

In the beginning, a few of my colleagues asked me why I decided to start a business teacher blog now. Is there a new approach I want to share? Is there not a place for business educators to look at different teaching methods? The answers to these questions are there. However, the real reason is that I can’t expect my students to become invested in…

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Bartering in the Classroom

The retail process is an easy concept for students to learn. However, the bartering process is initially more difficult. However, many are unable to determine the exact reasoning behind the price of the merchandise they buy. They are quick to assume that quality, brand name, colour, and design are the main factors. When I ask my students to pick an amount that they think the…

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