As every parent knows, time management is an essential aptitude that students must have to be successful. At the core of good time management skills, however, is the ability to prioritize: to rank tasks from most to least important. Children who are capable of prioritizing their to-dos are at an advantage in several important ways:
Parents: if you want to help your children become better managers of their time, teach them how to prioritize their school work and incorporate this practice into their daily routine. Here are six ways to do just that:
|Math - p. 10-11||Most important (1st period)||Hard||40 minutes|
|English - edit essay||Equally important (2nd period)||Easy||30 minutes|
|Social Studies -read||Important, could be done tomorrow||Medium hard||30 minutes|
|Choose topic||January 2|
|Research compiled||January 5|
|Create outline||January 8|
|Finish any additional research||January 10|
|First draft||January 13|
|Review and revise||January 15|
|Second draft||January 17|
|Have parent/peer review/edit||January 18|
|Revise, third draft||January 20|
|Get teacher feedback||January 21|
|Final edits||January 25|
|Fourth draft||January 27|
|Final review and proof||January 28|
Don’t we all want to make homework time less stressful and more efficient? The simple task of prioritization helps children establish effective working habits for any homework that comes their way. Rather than waste time fretting about how much is on the plate and procrastinating, a child who is adept at prioritizing will quickly assess what he or she has to do and dive right in.
If your child struggles with time management and your efforts to set him or her on a positive path aren’t working, call Huntington. We can help your child get into a good routine and boost his or her confidence. Call us at 1-800-CAN LEARN today.
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