Welcome to Our Blog

This blog platform is designed to give students and teachers an insight into Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) and the programs offered by the organization. It is also a chance for us to connect former and future participants of our programs. Throughout the year we will highlight outstanding alumni and staff while also sharing tips for success in both economics and leadership.

The mission of the FTE is to introduce young individuals, selected for their leadership potential, to an economic way of thinking about national and international issues, and to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers of economics become more effective educators.

This blog is written by the staff of FTE, a non-profit organization with offices in Davis, California and Washington, DC.

Staff Spotlight – Jamie Wagner

FTE is known nationally for its emphasis on active learning and the engaging activities and lessons used to teach economics.…

Staff Spotlight – John Kessler

My name is John Kessler and I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Finance at Purdue…

Staff Spotlight – Andrea Weiss

  Meet Andrea Weiss, FTE Program Coordinator. Andrea first got involved with FTE when she attended EFL as a student…