Check out my YouTube channel. Most of the videos are for intermediate microeconomics (e.g., constrained optimization) but there are a few others.
Through the Colorado Council for Economic Education, I facilitate professional development workshops and courses for K-12 teachers. Topics have included:
2016. Sauer, K.M. Don’t Flip Out: Inverting the Intermediate Microeconomics Classroom. in Best Practices for Flipping the College Classroom. J.B. Waldrop and M.A. Bowden Eds. Routledge.
2015. Burdina, M. and K.M. Sauer. Teaching Economic Principles with Analogies. International Review of Economics Education 20: 29 - 36.
2015. Calimeris, L. and K.M. Sauer. Flipping out about The Flip: All Hype or Is There Hope? International Review of Economics Education 20: 13-28.
2015. Sauer, K.M. and L. Calimeris. The Syllabus Evolved: Extended Graphic Syllabi for Economics Courses. Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research 16(1): 135-148.
2013. Sauer, K.M. and W. Mertens. The Test Assessment Questionnaire: A Tool for Student Self-Assessment After the Midterm Exam. Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research 14(2): 93-100.
2012. Sauer, K.M. Using arts-based learning to help students learn graphs. Unpublished manuscript.
2017. The Financial Transition from Student to Employee: Implications for Higher Education and Employers. COHEAO.
2010. Valentine, G.P., K.M. Sauer, and D.P. Sevastianova. The Status of Post-Secondary Personal Finance Courses. NABTE Review 37: 34-39.
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I delivered framing remarks for a panel discussion at the Financial Literacy and Education Commission field hearing in Atlanta, GA. I focused on three reasons for why it makes sense for employers to care about workplace financial education: it reduces presenteeism, has implications for workforce management, and it positions employers for the impending demographic shift in the workforce.
Here's a basic calculator that helps you compare the benefits of paying off your student loans early versus saving more for retirement. It's for informational purposes only and should not be construed as financial advice.
It can also show you how early you can pay off your loans, by increasing your payment even a small amount (be sure to contact your lender to specify how you want the additional payment applied!).
Example: Suppose $20,000 in initial loan debt at a 6.8% interest rate, and having made 12 payments so far.
I contributed content expertise and on-camera talent to a multi-media online course for elementary teachers. Many videos are available for free at http://learnpfl.com.
Through the Colorado Council for Economic Education, I facilitate personal financial literacy professional development workshops and courses for K-12 teachers. Topics have included:
The Council of Graduate Schools awarded 15 grants aimed at discovering and promoting best practices in student financial education. I oversaw the grant related activities at the University of Colorado. The project's website contains many helpful tools and calculators as well as programming information.
I've spoken to managers, leaders, HR professionals, and Employee Assistance Program professionals on the following financial literacy topics:
As a faculty consultant I provided professional development training for 200+ university faculty at Eurasia University in Xi’an, China during engagements in June 2013 and May 2015. This required extensive work with translator/interpreter personnel.
FocusMinder is an app offering guided meditations for use during the workday. It is a simple and effective gateway into the practice of mindfulness and meditation. Learn more.