In any Innovative Learning Environment, something that needs to be introduced early is 'Time Management'. This is something the majority of us adults find extremely difficult in the modern world of distractions. However, if we teach time management from a young age, children can learn how to manage a workload efficiently which will set them up for a great start in life.
Number one on my list is to make a to-do list. This sets the child up for their day or week. You can do this in many ways. Use a piece of paper, a phone app like Wunderlist or Trello, Use a dairy or online calendar or just use one of your school books. Have the children use something that works best for them.
Have the children list their to-do's from the most important to the least important. This is often a good class discussion on what's important, the teacher may have different ideas to the children.
Break your list down. One of your to-do's may need breaking down into parts. This can make it less daunting to achieve and you get to tick off more items as you go.
Have the children tick off their to-do's when completed. This gives them a sense of achievement.
Offer rewards for those that finish their to-do's. You could give them Classdojo's, let them have free time, play a game, work on something personal to them. They've done the hard work, why not let them reap the benefits.
Check out my Time Management Poster for kids. You can share this with them and discuss their next innovative day.
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