Kyle Prevost

Hi, I’m Kyle

Educator | Author | Money Expert

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Teaching Portfolio

Teaching Philosophy

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

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!**

Personal Finance

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Favourite Education Books

Smartest Kids In The World

Grit: The Power of 

How Children Succeed

Start With Why

Leaders Eat Last

Freakonomics & Super Freakonomics

Favourite Ted Talks

Kyle Prevost is one of Canada’s top financial literacy educators.  His passion for personal finance is rarely matched.  Kyle makes a huge difference in the lives of secondary and post-secondary students, helping them gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.

Joel Graham

Project Manager Conexus Credit Union, President & Founder of the SBTA Case Competition

I consider Kyle a top source of personal finance information for young adults.


Rob Carrick

Personal Finance Columnist, The Globe and Mail

Kyle Prevost has a unique combination of passion, knowledge, and conviction when it comes to promoting financial literacy. It emanates from his work. You can really feel it.

Preet Banerjee

Canadian Finance Expert, Stop Over-Thinking Your Money

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