Time Management is the seventh skill on our Success Profiler social/emotional pyramid. Time management is making sure that your actions help you to finish things you have to do. The biggest task facing most of us today is to improve productivity. This is true for your students as well. Learning time management will not only help them become better managers of their time, it will also help them become more successful in school and in life.
Time management is also a key skill related to MTSS. Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention (Florida’s MTSS Project).
Poor time management skills lead to reduced productivity; low productivity leads to a lack of academic success. Teachers using MTSS can get caught in misreading the cause of a student’s poor academic performance when it may be that poor time management skills are the root of the problem.
Assessing Time Management Skills
One of the best ways to determine if time management is the cause of a student’s poor academic performance is to us our Personal Skills Map. With 120 research papers attesting to its effectiveness and over 8.5 million administrations, the Personal Skills Map is clearly the assessment of choice for those looking for an evidence-based assessment for personal effectiveness.
Goal Setting Demands Time Management
We have often heard educators say that many of their learners lack time management skills. Our response is always the same—what reasons do they have to cause them to want to manage their time? Our research shows that without a goal, time management doesn’t exist. Goal setting and goal achievement demand proper time management skills. Do you want to help improve your students’ time management skills? Help them create a goal. Consider using our Interest Indicator to help identify interests.
Once interests have been identified, use our Personal Responsibility—Achieving Academic and Career Goals to help your students learn how to set and achieve academic and career goals. Select the button below for our free trial.