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Organising time for learning

Time for learning is a precious resource.

As the teacher, one of your most important responsibilities is to create a weekly schedule and a work plan that ensures that children . . .

  • have structured time for practising skills

  • have time for independent and group-based work on learning projects

  • receive guidance and attention from you

To accomplish this you need to create a schedule for classroom activities, and prepare for those activities by organising learning materials, reviewing information and skills to be taught, and using your schedule as a guide.

It takes practice, on your part, and on the part of the learners in your class. But with patience, you can manage class time as a key learning asset.

Key considerations

To get the most out of the available time, try to develop skills in these areas:

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