Today’s guest is Amanda Nitti.
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Amanda Nitti is a teacher at Dovercourt Public School in Toronto, Canada, who currently teaches a Grade 5/6 split class. She has been a teacher for 6 years and has come up with a classroom management system that highlights important financial and non-financial knowledge, skills and concepts through experiential learning. Amanda is based in Toronto.
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- What inspired Amanda to become a teacher
- Her classroom economy system and how it teaches vital financial literacy skills to her students in a fun, engaging way
- How she gets buy-in from her students on the types of jobs in the classroom
- How her students must apply for jobs in the classroom
- How she teaches the concept about buying vs. renting their desks
- How she highlights the value of entrepreneurship as part of this system through the idea of the Class Market
- The importance of tracking your cash inflows and outflows in making spending decisions and budgeting
- The fun way she teaches needs vs wants
- Non-financial and vital values that students are learning
- Rewards and items that can be purchased using “Nitti Bucks”
- The importance of keeping kids accountable
- Keys to ensuring kids are making informed decisions about their money
- The importance of teaching kids about sales taxes
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Thanks to Amanda for joining me this week!
In case you missed it, make sure to catch up on last week’s episode “Episode 041: Raising your Money Savvy Family for Next Generation FI with Doug Nordman and Carol Pittner”!