I attended Camilla Mendoza’s ‘Money Mastery For Teens’ workshop for students of Year Nine and Ten. The girls were thoroughly interested and seemed to come away from the workshop with a real sense of determination to manage their finances effectively. Many stated that they would keep records of where they spent their money, others were adamant that they would create an ‘Asset Account’ in order to ‘Pay themselves first’.
Ms Mendoza used a range of teaching and learning techniques throughout the presentation – including class discussion, direct questioning, audio- visual, direct, direct teaching, visual presentation. The variety ensured that students were engaged and actively participating throughout the presentation.
The workshop was of great benefit to the students, as they come away with a better understanding of how to manage their finances and the tools in order to do so. Plus, it is of great benefit to have the workshop aimed at students, in order to educate them on financial matters earlier, rather than later.