I believe that to meet our full potential as learners, we need freedom, inspiration, structure, and a challenge. My experiences at both a teacher and learner have continuously reinforced one fact: Excellence never happens by accident. I encourage grit-building through hard work and a growth mindset, real-world application of knowledge, and hands-on skill development. I facilitate curriculum through the framework of a safe, inquiry-based learning community that encourages students to be curious, take risks, build, discuss, and problem solve.
“Making connections is our most crucial learning tool, the essence of human intelligence; to form links, to go beyond the given, to see patterns, relationships, and context.”
- Marilyn Ferguson
Why I teach:
- Because I love to learn
- Because I enjoy being the launchpad for young people’s hopes and dreams
- Because leading a group of learners is how I feel that I can best contribute to the world
How I teach:
- I blend traditional curriculum approaches within modern inquiry-based frameworks
- We start with “why” (why is this important and how does it connect to my world?)
- There is no end to the challenge of learning, and no end to the support that can be provided to meet that challenge
- In a learning community, learning doesn’t flow in one direction, (from teacher-to-student) but rather connects every learner to one another
Who I teach:
- Every student is worthy of respect and their diversity should be celebrated
- Every student is capable of excellence if grit is developed via a growth mindset
- Every student has expertise that we can all benefit from
- Every student needs to be inspired, motivated, challenged, and taught differently
What I teach:
- Subject areas that are interconnected and which don’t exist independent of one another in the world outside of our classroom
- Critical thinking and problem solving skills that can only be built when a teacher is willing to share ownership of learning
- That economics and incentives can explain much of the world around us
- That understanding our world today, means understanding the historical journey of our people and institutions
- That literacy and curiosity can open any door
- That personal finance is for everyone, not just financial advisors
How I measure effective education:
- How often I see the “epiphany light” go on in my students’ eyes
- Student assessments are about not only evaluating students, but also guiding their learning and my teaching
- Students’ understanding of the final curricular goals, the process we used to get there, and what their grade reflects
- The confidence and excitement with which students leave my classroom ready to apply the knowledge and skills gained within
Selected Publication History
Prevost, K (2015, February 24). Is University or College Worth the Investment? Financial Post.
Prevost, K (2016, April 15). The Ultimate Guide to Robo Advisors. Canadian Moneysaver.
Prevost, K (2016, October 15) Investing Like A Zombie To Beat The Sharks And Vampires. Canadian Moneysaver.
Prevost, K (2015, September 15) How Will The Federal Election Affect Your Retirement Savings Plan. Canadian Moneysaver.
Prevost, K (2013, August 26). This holiday, don't put anything you can't afford on your credit card. Globe and Mail.
Prevost, K., & Bouchard, J. (2018, May 15) What university students need to know about credit cards. Globe and Mail.
Prevost, K (2011). The Shortage of Male Primary School Teachers and the "Not-So-Hidden" Consequences. Brandon University Journal of Graduate Studies in Education, 3(2).
Prevost, K. (2014, April 28). How to get free money for university. Maclean's.
**Co-founded the website YoungAndThrifty.ca & published more than 1,000 articles there from 2012 to 2018. Upon sale of the site in 2018, articles have been updated or altered.
Creating the Manitoba High School Case Competition (MHSCC) was a blast!
Our Grade 9 Social Studies (Civics) Class Talks to the Federal Finance Minister about the Upcoming National Budget (Live Q/A)
Watch Our Business Club Students Competing at a National Case Competition (Grade 11)
**Students are presented with a case study and have only three hours to come up with a solution, create a presentation, and deliver it before a panel of veteran industry judges. A perfect example of applied problem solving, inquiry-based processing, and real world engagement!**
Winnipeg Free Press
The Globe and Mail
Favourite Education-Related Books
Favourite Ted Talks
Connect With Kyle