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What are some tips for time management?

May 12, 2014 8:00am

I'm finishing up my first year of teaching and although I feel I did a great job as a first year teacher, I'd still like tips on how to keep things moving in a lesson or how much extra time I should spend on a lesson if all my students are not yet grasping the concept.

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    • Aug 23, 2014 8:16am

      Some things that can help you with time management are: writing the amount of time allotted in your lesson plans. For example, 5 minutes for the do now, 15 minutes for guided practice, etc. Use an egg timer to keep time. Also, tell the students how much time they have while giving directions and/or have a student timer. that will keep the kids engaged and moving as well.

      • Aug 23, 2014 8:20am

        Some things that can help you with time management are: writing the amount of time allotted in your lesson plans. For example, 5 minutes for the do now, 15 minutes for guided practice, etc. Use an egg timer to keep time. Also, tell the students how much time they have while giving directions and/or have a student timer. that will keep the kids engaged and moving as well. Lastly, to move on, check understanding with your students. Have them complete a quick check, like a thumbs up-thumbs down to check understanding, check their work and if 80A% of class or more have mastered the objective for the lesson, move on. If not, figure out of the kids did not get the content due to the content objective not being clear to them or the strategy used made it cloudy for the students. Present the content in a different way and see what happens.

        • Aug 24, 2014 5:31am

          I like downloading a free classroom timer. That helps keep me as well as my students on track! It also adds value to the minutes that we spend on learning. Good luck!