Time Management

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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?”

Role models in order of appearance: Ifueko Nosakhare Igbinedion, Kia Dolby, Shirelle Graves, Asia Denson, Tricia Fernandez, Nicole Ahee, Kia Dolby

Video Transcription

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.

Discussion Guide

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

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

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!