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Posted on March 16, 2015 12:55 am
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Time Management
I am struggling with managing my time in the classroom and when students are not there. What is some advice you can give me to help me manage my time appropriately?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 16, 2015 2:14 am

equLyV
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I rely heavily on class timers and putting time restraints on each part of the lesson. For example, I know my mini lesson is supposed to be the shortest time (about 10 minutes) so I make sure my lesson is rich with important information but concise enough to where I don't lose the kids and lose my track of time. Even my students keep track of time if I begin going over in my mini lesson and if we go over time in the closing. For my planning period, I like to make a to do list or agenda for what I need to handle when the students aren't there. PLAN, PLAN, PLAN! Lack of some type of planning results in valuable time and instruction being lost.
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ymuXyg
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Mini lessons seem like a great way to cut down on time!
  Posted on: October 18, 2015 6:05 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 13, 2015 10:30 pm

Morgan Zwissler
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I've struggled with time management as well. It varies from year to year depending on my students. Plan your objective based on the standards, but don't try to do too much in one class period. It won't be beneficial to you or the students. Also, try cross-curricular integration. Can you fit the science/s.s. content into the reading block? If you feel that a lesson is going to fun over your time limit, just find an ending point, do your closing, and move on. That way you won't get behind in every subject.
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Solution 3
Posted October 2, 2015 2:58 pm

uWaQyr
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Timers in the classroom help tremendously. I also use color, titled, flags on the clock so I can quickly glance to see how much time I have left.
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Solution 4
Posted July 11, 2016 2:58 am

yGapeW
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Keep a calendar! It may seem tedious but they are very effective. Also, plan out your days in the beginning of the week, that way you know what your doing at exactly what time.
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Solution 5
Posted February 27, 2016 7:54 pm

yDaTes
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Planning ahead, setting goal, and creating a to-do list is a good way to manage your time. Make sure to complete tasks that need to be completed immediately first.
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Solution 6
Posted March 7, 2016 12:32 am

Hunabu
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The begging of each week, organize task you want to accomplish, then throughout the week you can refer to that list when you have time to complete them.
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Solution 7
Posted October 12, 2017 3:15 am

aRaLeg
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I have had many teachers give a student the responsibility of making sure the teacher stays on track. This could be a good solution that could take some of the weight off the teacher's shoulders
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Solution 8
Posted October 9, 2017 8:59 pm

vugage
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I would set a daily schedule in your classroom. I would have the schedule put up in the classroom. Try to stay true to that schedule. I would set alarms on your phone to remind you its time to move on to something else.
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Solution 9
Posted October 4, 2015 2:45 pm

eDuMez
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This is an issue that I always need to address when thinking of possible professional development ideas. It has been suggested to use a timer in class to know when to move onto the next subject. Perhaps ask a student to be the "time keeper" as I would always forget to set the timer lol. This allows the student to have a "job" and become more engaged in the lesson.
Good luck!
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