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Financial Literacy Month Series: Money and Education

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This blog series was prepared by Jewelle Edwards, who joined the staff at PELC through their youth employment training program, INSPIRE.

In this blog series, we have looked at a few of the ways that living on a low income affects mental health and physical health. If you have lived on a low income, you can probably think of a few ways that your education has been affected!

Let’s talk about it!

A Good School Experience

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What are some examples of a good experience at school?

  • You like going to school most of the time
  • Teachers or other people can help you with your work
  • You feel interested in a lot of what you are learning
  • You feel like you belong at your school
  • Learning in school helps you think about the future
  • You can be involved by:
    • Asking or answering questions
    • Working together with classmates
    • Joining after school activities

Not everyone has a good experience in school. There can be many reasons why. You might be missing some important things that you need to have a good school experience.

What can help students have a good experience in school?

  • Having a space to do school work without a lot of distractions like loud noises
  • Writing notes to remind you what the teacher said
  • Sleep – this helps with focusing on your work and remembering what you learned
  • Studying – this is important when we get ready for quizzes or tests 
  • Asking questions – if you don’t understand what the teacher said or didn’t hear everything, asking questions helps you get the information you need

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