Should time management be taught in schools? I would say “yes.” There are many ways to
measure and understand time. Measuring the time spent on homework, schoolwork, phone
calls, computer use, and leisure time is a great way to evaluate the success of a student in
meeting all of his educational requirements.
There are many ways to improve this time management strategy. First, parents can help by
making sure that their children are getting at least an hour of quality sleep every night. The
second most important factor is to plan a “good morning” routine. This would involve getting up,
exercising, reading a good book, putting things away, eating breakfast, and so on. Then it is time
to do the recommended tasks. While there is no right or wrong time management technique
here, the key is to set goals, then work towards achieving those goals.
There is also a very strong case for involving students in the decision making process regarding
time management. How should time management be taught in schools? By making students
responsible for time use and its management. Let’s face it; if we are constantly being told by our
teachers and other adults that “you must have ten minutes to get ready,” and we ignore the fact
that we often use that time to eat, read, relax, and get some work done, we will have a very
difficult time maintaining adequate time management. So, let’s give our kids some responsibility,
so they will learn the value of time management.