Managing my time
About this resource
Navigating and finding balance with new time constraints through change.
- Understand the scope of school and homework expectations;
- Build student skills related to workload and time management; and
- Build student awareness and confidence in organising their own time and tasks.
At the end of this activity, students will be able to:
- identify changes to workload and learning environments at school and home;
- identify how to communicate and who to communicate to when needed;
- discuss and plan home and school study habits and expectations;
- make decisions related to prioritising; and
- plan ahead for special events that might disrupt their routine.
Students will be able to provide the following evidence:
- Students can explain how they have scheduled their tasks and activities;
- Students can estimate how to navigate and plan their day, including:
- making decisions related to prioritising; and
- planning ahead for special events that might disrupt their routine.
Students assessing other students’ learning, with a simple rubric or other instructions to guide feedback
Students assessing their own learning, with a rubric or other instructions for guidance
Teacher observation of student learning, with a simple rubric, tick-box or other protocol to record observations
Guided questioning from a teacher intended to prompt thinking related to the topic
Explicit teaching of knowledge and skills to students. This could be through a variety of formats – lecture, readings, demonstrations, etc. Often used at the beginning of a unit or module to cover basic knowledge and set pathways for learning.
Inquiry and problem-based learning
Inquiry learning is focused on a question or questions that guide the learning goals for a unit or module. Problem-based learning is focused on a problem or problems that guide the learning goals for a unit or module. Questions and problems may be generated by the teacher, the students, or by teacher and students together.
Work in class independently
Students working by themselves in the classroom, with support from the teacher and available learning materials.
Work in teams or pairs
Student working with other students in the classroom, with support from the teacher and available learning materials. Student groups/pairs can be set by the teacher or formed by students themselves, depending on the needs of the learning task.
Work with family members
This activity involves working with a parent and/or carer, or other responsible adult in the student’s home environment.
- Laptop computer or tablet device
- Smart Board or display TV