You must have a passion for helping people—that’s why you’ve decided to visit this blog which will provide tips that will improve your abilities when teaching money management lessons. We commend you for your interest and efforts.
Choosing to begin teaching personal finance effectively does take effort; but it can also be extremely rewarding. When you first start using fun, interesting methods that keep your audience engaged and involved it can at first feel off. Many report they feel they are thinking too much. With practice, this process becomes more natural and automated. After a few presentations teaching financial literacy most educators report feeling confident and feel their presentations are much more effective.
For all future financial educators – you have a big job ahead of you. In this country we’re exposed to years upon years of advertisements urging us to “Buy, buy, buy!” When you teach financial literacy, that’s what you’re up against. But by employing proven teaching and benefit driven sales techniques, instructors are able to motivate students of all ages to take positive action steps toward financial health.
The money skills you teach will influence every area of their lives. Over time, you’ll hear back from them—those calls, letters, and emails will start rolling in saying, “When I first started the coursework, I was in a tough situation, I was really struggling. But after taking your class, I’m happier, healthier, and excited to live again. I can sleep through the night!” The student response will touch and amaze you. That’s what will keep you motivated to follow your passion.