Do you have any specific tools that you use in the classroom to help you stay organized?
As teachers, there’s so much to get done each day. It can get overwhelming fast if you don’t have a good classroom system in place that will help you stay organized and on task.
In this episode of Real Teacher Talk, I am sharing one of my favorite tools that I used in the classroom that really helped me get things done: a timer.
If you’re in Easy Organization Tools or you took my 3 P.M. Teacher training, you probably already know what I’m talking about- the Time Timer! I know we have access to timers already on our phones and things, but this one is my absolute favorite to use in the classroom.
This timer is a fabulous visual for you and your students because it counts backward. You can set it up for a certain amount of time and it helps you and your students stay on task and get things done.
In Today’s Episode We Discuss:
- Why I love using timers in the classroom
- The four ways I use this timer
- How it helps my students learn to manage their time
- How to use it during centers or literacy workshops
- How the timer helps me leave at contract time
- Tips for using the timer with parent volunteers
I hope you found this tip helpful. Having the timer in your classroom is a great way to hold yourself accountable to the timelines you set. I love having it because it makes everything easier! If you want to start using the Time Timer in your classroom, you can get one here!
Looking for some more tips for heading back to the classroom? Join us for the Classroom Purge! This will help you finally get rid of the classroom clutter to actually be present with your family instead of thinking about school.
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