How important is a teacher's impact in a student's future? Should our schools be teaching more about personal finance as well? - Seedly

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How important is a teacher's impact in a student's future? Should our schools be teaching more about personal finance as well?

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Very important. A good teacher helps alot. I used to have good teachers in sec school and they really motivate me to study more. But after that, I never encountered any more good ones, then start to study less well

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Yes, Teacher is the Architect to guide / train / design the learing of our student learning journey in the scope and area involve.

I've learned a lot of things the hard way thru falling and getting up, thru losing and gaining. In this learning journey, I've benefited a lot from Seedly.

It's a pity that school only focus on academic or results or gradings and never teaches us all much about life and financial.

If only we have Seedly in School :) Haha! This should be a great idea one day to be realize! :)

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A teacher impact is important because I was a slow student in class and my secondary school teacher took time after school to tutor a group of us to become better.

From my sec sch teacher, I learnt how to plan my study period with a hand drawn calendar and stop last minute hold buddha leg habit.

The normal lesson in school give us basic knowledge but does not teach us how to plan or how to study properly.

The teacher who guide you will show u the proper way and time management with a plan to study so understanding is there more then memorising.

As for personal finance, i tried talking to my younger cousin about investment and CPF but the interest is not really there yet.

I given a thought about it, instead of personal finance, we can guide them to target retirement with the correct life style.

From that, they can start planning and the personal finance will become an interest for them to pick up.

Is just like how my secondary school teacher guide us into planning to get good understanding and result.

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Junus Eu
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DEFINITELY YES.

I am not a parent, but I can't even count the number of times I have seen or heard children and students out in public being entitled, or talking about consuming expensive things like it was no problem for them, because their parents are funding it.

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Teresa Wu
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Answered on 27 Sep 2018

A good teacher is very important. They inspire students and that would encourage students to explore their potential.

I believe school should and can do more in educating financial literacy. It helps society as a whole when people take ownership to plan their finances and when people are more aware of the financial instruments out there.

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Nicholas Chan
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Answered on 27 Sep 2018

Good teachers who can teach good values can be very impactful. On the flip side, there are stories of bad teachers who tell their students that they won't accomplish anything go on to prove their teachers wrong. It depends on the individual. Definitely courses in personal finance from the tertiary level would be helpful.

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Gabriel Lee
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Answered on 27 Sep 2018

Yes, I believe that financial literacy is important and it's good to start imparting these knowledge in students as they will learn how to do budgeting, save and spend wisely. I feel that teachers serve as a role model for students especially since we spend a significant amount of time in school.

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No. I think personal finance having self motivation to learn will be better. If everyone is financial literate, there'll be no people booming the economy.

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Good Day Every Day
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Yes, our schools should teach students personal finance and it is best infused in Maths. Teachers may need to be taught personal finance in order to teach the students well. Teachers may or may not make an impact. It really depends on who you may meet.

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Teachers very much so ! My teachers help shaped who I am today and I believe the same can be said for many.

Person Finance in sch ? Hmm maybe a simple version at the sec school level.

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Yong Kah Hwee
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Answered on 27 Sep 2018

Extremely important. A student with a good teacher will likely have a brighter future.

Regarding your next question, yes. Too many of our youths are spending money on unnecessary things, wasting their parents' hard earned money. If their families are rich, then sure go ahead and spend. The problem arises when their families are not rich, and they spend too much. Therefore it would be good if students can learn about personal finance before they start cultivating bad spending habits.

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Important, especially in guiding young minds to something greater. Good example would be Les Brown, who contributed his success to one teacher in school. On personal finance, definitely should be something taught in schools. Regret not learning this earlier in life

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