Below are three tips that I have compiled to aide in my success of effective time management within the classroom.
- Create a consistent classroom routine/schedule that students may grow accustomed to (Dobson, J., 2010).
- Use small blocks of time wisely to increase productivity and also lighten the work load that one has after school hours (Markarian, M. , 2010).
- Assign manageable classroom tasks to students, teaching assistance, or student teachers (Aquila, F.D. , 1992).
As a potential educator these tips will impact my schedule in a positive manor. There never seems to be enough time in a school day to cover everything a teacher wishes. Unexpected events, recess, lunch, and more can interrupt the time spent learning within the classroom.
This is why it is crucial that teachers have exceptional time management skills. With such skills teachers may provide the most productive and stress free learning environment for their students. With an organized classroom environment and consistent daily routine I will limit unproductive time spent searching for materials and assignments, improve flow of the classroom through repetition, and increase productive learning time within the classroom. In my opinion, an organized classroom is a happy classroom.
Delegating classroom tasks to students and teaching assistance will not only reduce stress, but it can also free up small blocks of time when teachers can squeeze in prepping, paper grading, and taking notes of inspirational ideas for later lessons.
- Aquila, F. D. (1992). Twelve Time Management Tips for Teachers. Clearing House, 65:8, p. 201. Retrieved from http://search. ebscohost. com/login. aspx direct=true&db=a9h&AN=9705075550&site=ehost-live
- Dobson, J. (2010). Best Time Saving Tips