Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace/Next Generation- how to do in co-op
Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:53 PM
I'm planning to offer this to a group of maybe 6-12 high schoolers next year, and am trying to figure out how to set up the class.
My main questions:
1. How much time will I need? I know there are 12 lessons and roughly 12 hours of DVD material. Would I need maybe 24 classes of about 1-1.5 hours each? Much more, much less? Would it be to much to view a complete DVD (one hour) in one sitting?
2. How much outside prep time is needed for the facilitator? How about the students - how much homework time? Should I assign homework? Should I give any kind of quiz or provide other accountability . . . or just show the DVDs and facilitate discussions among the kids?
3. I have also ordered the Teaching Company's course on Economics, and am planning to show these DVDs to my own daughters. I figure that the Dave Ramsey class plus the Economics lectures will add up to a full half credit of economics for their high school transcript.
Should I combine the Economics lectures with the Dave Ramsey DVDs in our small class, or just keep those completely separate?
If you have taught the Financial Peace for the Next Generation class - or if your child has taken the class - could you share how it was structured? If you have any other input or suggestions, I would greatly appreciate whatever you might share.
Thanks in advance!
Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:17 PM
Kimm in WA
Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:27 PM
Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:38 PM
She really enjoyed it.
Posted 23 May 2008 - 06:46 PM
I was even thinking of meeting twice a month for the entire school year . . . so maybe 1.5 hours x twice/month x 8 months = 24 contact hours. Too much?
Thanks again . . . and any additional input is very welcome!