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Brian Kim: Teach kids time management

Top 5 Things That Should Be Taught In Every School

I enjoyed reading this list and was especially into number five:

#5: Time Management

Speaking of other skills that can be utilized in any job and career is time management. The majority of students never really learn to value their time and mange it while in school. Procrastination is all too rampant (studying right before class, doing homework and essays the day it’s due, partying the night before the exam). This lack of time management often carries over into adulthood, which becomes a major liability.

Learn to make a to do list. Learn to prioritize. Learn to break things down into 30 minute blocks of time. Learn about actionable items. David Allen’s GTD system is your best friend here along with Dan Kennedy’s No B.S Time Management. Again if you’re unfamiliar with these people, Google is your best friend, but I’m sure the majority of readers will know what I’m talking about.

What would you add to the list of skills you think should be taught in school?

[ via: Anarchaia (3/14/07) ]

Karalyne's picture

Most of the difficulties we...

Most of the difficulties we adults face today when dealing with kids and young adults didn't originate with their schools. It's a lack of quality care and committment from their parents. Parents pack them off from birth and leave the "raising" to others, or worse, they're left to raise themselves. With all the drug problems in today's society (including the moms and dads) and the "it's all about me" attitudes stemming from the parents, it's no wonder kids are dysfunctional and selfish. They are their parents exemplified.

I agree with Liz...make Home Economics mandatory for all students.




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