From Financial Literacy to Social & Emotional Learning... Equip your Students for Life
From math to ELA to social studies—there's a Flocab for that. But we know that these core subjects aren't the only topics covered in school. Our life skills videos teach behaviors and know-how related to students' personal, academic and professional lives.
Read on for implementation suggestions and recommended lesson plans, and then experience a life skills video.
Financial Literacy for Economics Classes
If you teach an economics course, many of the financial literacy topics will align to your curriculum. At the beginning of the school year, review the videos to see how they match up with your curriculum.
Use SEL to Set a Positive Tone
Flocabulary's Social & Emotional Learning videos on topics like building empathy, active listening, managing frustration, bullying and time management can help build students' resilience and interpersonal skills and foster class community. Kick off the school year by watching one or more of these videos, and use them to reinforce these skills throughout the year. They can also prompt discussion during class meetings. This series also includes videos like that build digital literacy, such as oversharing, which was created in partnership with Common Sense Media.
Life Skills in Advisory or Homeroom
If your school has a homeroom or advisory period, you have an opportunity to use that time to increase student knowledge about money management or facilitate a discussion about how to behave online. Additionally, homerooms also serve the function of cultivating a smaller community or home base within a larger school. The life skills topics can be an entry point to get students to open up about their lives and connect with other students.
Teach an Elective
If you're given the opportunity to teach an elective, Life Skills is a great option. The content will be varied and relatable, and you can take interactive approaches with the material to get students thinking, sharing and creating. Setting up an elective with these resources? Contact us, and we're happy to help!
Incorporate Financial Literacy Courses into Math Class
From budgeting to credit cards to debt and bankruptcy, our financial literacy topics are real world applications of the math concepts you're already studying. Use these topics to get students thinking about how they'll use math in real life.
Recommended Lesson Plans
Financial Literacy Lessons
Our financial literacy videos were created in partnership with City University of New York and New York State Higher Education Services Corporation, and are aligned to the Council for Economic Education's standards. Each video is accompanied by an in-depth activity sheet that gives students the chance to practice the skills in the video and ask think about financial literacy in their own lives. After you've followed the Flocabulary video lesson sequence, you can spend a class period reviewing the worksheet and having students share their results.
Setting SMART Goals
In this lesson plan, students will use Flocab’s SMART goals video as inspiration to craft goals that are specific, measurable, actionable, realistic and timely. They will then interview their peers about their goals to assess whether they meet the SMART criteria.
Use this interdisciplinary lesson plan to help your students prepare for high-stakes tests or final exams. The lesson uses our Test-Taking Vocabulary video in conjunction with any Flocabulary video of your choosing and has students practice writing their own test questions using test-taking vocab!