HOW TO HELP STUDENTS LEARN TIME MANAGEMENT

Learn how to help students and your own children learn simple time management skills and strategies from these tips and ideas. from The Clutter Free Classroom. Beyond transition songs there are  printables, activities, routines, procedures, and tips to promote positive behavior among each student.

Tick Tock. Tick Tock. Not only do students need strong time management skills because statewide standardized assessments permit a set length of time to complete them, but also because it a) holds students accountable and b) is a good life skill.  Read below to grab 2 helpful tools you can use to help your students manage their time.


This blog post will…


  • share 2 helpful tools for helping students stay on task and on schedule
  • help you assist your students with learning how to improve their own time management skills
  • enable you to get more done during the school day by sticking to a schedule


Before We Begin...

I assume you are reading this because you are interested in improving your overall classroom management. I encourage you to grab this free resource:


Online Visual Timer


  • Check out this Online Egg Timer.
  • These days I use an online timer and really feel it helps my friends better manage their time. 
  • The counting down clock is a great tool for keeping them on task.
  • I feared the visual would be distracting, but it hasn't been a problem.
  • We use it for everything from snack to guided reading. I keep it running on my desktop computer since I'm never at the desk.
  • Setting the clock at the start of a lesson is one of the jobs I assign to a student.
  • I like it in the full screen mode.

Visual Timer


  • Check out this visual timer from Lakeshore.
  • This timer provides a great visual for even the youngest learners.
  • It is especially helpful for the students who sometimes need some assistance staying focused to complete a task. It really helps teach them how to manage their time.
  • I didn't initially purchase it for the classroom. I bought it for my son during the summer that he boycotted naps, yet I needed my sanity. We implemented a 30 minute "quiet rest time" and I bought this to help put an end to the constant questioning of, "Is it time to get up yet?"
  • I don't use timers during parent/teacher conferences, but I know a lot of teachers do. I think this would be a great tool for that purpose. It won't make a rude buzzing or beeping sound to signal time is up, but it will be obvious.

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