Time Management (1:37)
“Time management I think is the most important skill that a student can really have. Like, what can I really do and plan out my life to make myself the most successful and to allow myself to learn the most?”
1) Time management is a set of skills that is important throughout your life, from elementary school all the way through retirement. But that doesn’t mean that a second grader uses the exact same skills as someone in their 40s. What time management skills do students use? What time management skills do you see adults use? How are these skills the same or different?
2) In the video, listeners learn that time management skills “really make sure that you are professional in your craft and…that you are where you need to be.” What does it mean to be professional? How might time management skills make you more professional?
3) One role model explained how playing volleyball helped her improve her time management skills. “It was my responsibility to schedule my classes…to make up any tests that I was missing…it held me accountable to make sure I was getting everything done that I needed to do.” What is something that you have participated in such as a sport or after school activity that has improved your time management skills? How exactly did your participation help you hone your skills?
4) Listeners heard many time management tips and tricks. What tips did the role models give to improve and practice time management skills? Do you already use any of these tips? How could they help you with your own time management?
5) A role model told us, “You’ll want to manage your time really well when you’re young because you’ll be using those same skills as an adult.” Think of a career that you might be interested in. Describe how someone in that career field would use time management skills. For example, they might need to submit their taxes on time or attend patient meetings at specific times throughout the day. List as many tasks and activities as you can think of!
6) Proper time management can reduce anxiety by helping you feel prepared and capable. Think of a recent time at school when you felt anxious. How could better time management have helped you? What specific steps could you have taken to improve your time management in that situation?
Time management I think is the most important skill that a student can really have. Like, what can I really do and plan out my life to make myself the most successful and to allow myself to learn the most?
You want to be able to manage your time really well when you’re young because you’ll be using those same skills when you’re an adult.
It really makes sure that you are professional in your craft and that you are there to support whoever it is that you need to support, and you– and you are where you need to be.
I write everything down in my planner, so I give myself a to do list. Like, okay, by the end of today, before I go to bed, these 10 or however many things need to be done and completed.
Separate what’s more important. So if you give hierarchies of what things are due first or something like that, you will actually be able, with time, to prepare better. And that’s going to reduce your anxiety.
Playing college volleyball definitely helped me with time management. It was my responsibility to schedule my classes around a four-hour time chunk every day where I had practice. It was my responsibility to make up any tests that I was missing, any classes that I was missing. It definitely held me accountable to make sure I was getting everything done I needed to do, so I can play volleyball, and I can practice, and I can have my games.
So kind of figure those things out early, and if you need help or guidance, you need someone to help you make a schedule, you need to create a system for rewarding yourself when you finish your homework on time or those types of things, it’ll really help you in the future.
Independent Learning Guide: This all-purpose guide can also be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a spirited discussion about time management and the role it plays in our lives.
Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth “before, during, and after” learning experience when viewing the “Time Management” video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.
Fun Page Activity: How can time management help you plan for success? Use this activity to practice steps you can take in your own life to master time management and prepare to succeed!