Primary & Elementary

How Much Time for Tasks?

Teach students to accurately estimate and measure the amount of time they need to complete tasks with a lesson built to improve students’ daily planning and time-management skills.
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Time for Time Management

Introduce students to time-management strategies to help them become productive and efficient planners with a lesson that focuses on tracking important events, assignments, activities, and due dates.
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Decisions, Decisions!

Help students become aware that all decisions have consequences, and teach them how to identify an issue, list possible decisions and consequences for each choice, and use the information to make an informed decision.
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Checking and Completing

Show students the importance of self-monitoring their own projects, and teach them how to finish academic tasks by establishing checkpoints to look back at their work in order to track their progress and see the project through to completion.
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Set Priorities = Success!

Demonstrate how to identify school obligations and block out distractions in a lesson that targets students’ abilities to prioritize and defeat procrastination in order to properly manage their most important activities and interests.
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Tracking Important Events

Outline to students the importance of recording non-academic events in a lesson that helps students identify special extracurricular dates and events and extend their planning skills as a life skill.
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Get SMART!

Lead students in an exercise that teaches them the basics of SMART goals, and how to develop step-by-step plans to achieve the things they really want.
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How to Plan Projects

Teach students how to relieve the stress of bigger projects by breaking them down into smaller manageable steps and by self-monitoring their own progress throughout a project to see it through to completion.
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Use Your Planner!

Model effective and responsible planner use to students in order to build positive organizational habits and keep track of events, activities, and assignments, and to help students determine their priorities.
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Getting Prepared to Learn

Discuss the benefits of proper preparation with students, and lead them in an activity where they can brainstorm essential ways to be better prepared for class.
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Middle & High

Avoiding Procrastination

Identify with students common reasons why people procrastinate, then help them prioritize their obligations and interests so that they can avoid procrastination and achieve their goals.
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Completing Projects

Teach students how to manage their increasingly complex class projects by breaking them down into smaller steps and developing a strategy for tracking their progress and completing them successfully.
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Decision Making

Examine all aspects of important decisions with students and lead them in an activity that teaches them to consider the benefits or consequences of each choice they make.
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Estimating Time for Tasks

Teach students how to accurately estimate the amount of time they need to finish assigned tasks and how to use their determined amounts to create a schedule for completing those assignments.
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Time Management

Provide students with time-management and scheduling strategies so they can maintain deadlines and complete tasks accurately and on time.
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Make Planning a Habit

Demonstrate to students how an effective daily-planning habit can reduce stress and improve achievement when they incorporate a planner into their routine.
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Planning projects

Show students how to make tasks more manageable by examining the requirements of a complex task and breaking it down into smaller parts.
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Transition Planning

Examine the differences between middle and high school with students and help them to understand the new routines and opportunities they will encounter, and how they can utilize positive self-management skills to conquer the new challenges.
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Recording Important Events

Build a routine with students that centers around using their planners for extracurricular activities and other events that extend beyond academics, and highlight how they can tame the wildness of their life schedules.
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Getting SMART about Goals

Outline to students the basics and usefulness of SMART goals and how to apply each step, and then guide students through the creation of their own SMART goals.
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