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He’s written personal finance workbooks, successfully lobbied Florida legislators, trained hundreds of teachers and taught thousands of students in his career. Oh, he also was a pioneer in bringing a blended learning model into his classroom. Who’s “he”? That would be educator Brett Burkey who took time to appear on the NGPF podcast to share insights from his incredible career. From the statehouse to the classroom, Brett describes how he was able to engage his audience to bring about change. Enjoy!

Details:

  • 0:00~1:03 – Introduction
  • 1:03~2:02 – Brett’s job
  • 2:02~3:32 – Demographic of students in his classroom
  • 3:32~5:58 – Decision to switch schools recently
  • 5:58~8:40 – How he has incorporated personal finance into his economics classes
  • 8:40~10:08 – Opening a student run credit union branch
  • 10:08~11:55 – Creation of a personal finance workbook
  • 11:55~15:01 – Favorite lesson
  • 15:01~16:52 – How he tackles the student debt issue
  • 16:52~22:40 – Expanding access to personal finance in Florida schools
  • 22:40~25:23 – Dedicating personal finance benchmarks
  • 25:23~28:15 – Blended learning
  • 28:15~31:30 – Challenges to start blended learning
  • 31:30~31:58 – A word from our sponsor, Next Gen Personal Finance
  • 31:58~37:56 – Favorite online resources
  • 37:56~40:44 – Investment strategy
  • 40:44~44:37 – Mindset of buying stocks when everyone is selling
  • 44:37~47:13 – Investing for retirement
  • 47:13~50:28 – Favorite book
  • 50:28~51:06 – Parting thoughts
  • 51:06~51:46 – Conclusion
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Notable quote:

“If you are passionate about a particular subject, the kids see it. I think a lot of students have benefited from my passion for personal finance.”