Curriculum


Game Theory students have ‘the talk’ with their parents about credit

By Jasper Smith, GTA Instructor   I thoroughly enjoy teaching the students about money and predatory financial products because I know that our formal education system doesn’t teach such lessons. It’s not uncommon that many of my students don’t have a bank account and also happen to know someone (generally a close […]


Real-time learning: the decision to cash a check sinks in

By Nan Howard, GTA Instructor The students in my fall class were more skeptical than most, as more than half were foster youth or involved in the juvenile justice system. On the first day, when I introduced the premise that money is not about numbers, but about decisions, a few […]


Delayed Gratification & Juvenile Justice

By Jasper Smith, GTA Instructor When I visit the Juvenile Justice Center (aka juvenile hall) I always make it a point to always wear a suit and tie, as I’m sure most of the young men there don’t typically see a young African-American male wearing a suit and speaking professionally. Of course I won’t […]


Writing a check and other life goals

By Jasper Smith, GTA Instructor It never ceases to amaze me at the variety of career paths that the students want to take. My Spring group housed future doctors, lawyers (one student wants to be a District Attorney), computer programmers, electricians, video game designers, teachers, artist, veterinarians, etc. And as always, a […]