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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) ]

E-Man's picture

I am a public school...

I am a public school high school teacher and GTD is part of my lifestyle. I agree with the premise and the list.. But how ? Ideas without details are not very practical. Kids don't give a shit about this stuff in High School. It is hard to teach personal finance to people with little money. Why be organized when they can get away without being organized. Honestly how many of you would have been able to incoporate GTD into your life at 16, 17, 18... Plus the poltical climate of schools is the BASICS... math and science and foreign language and AP classes... Great ideas for a charter school, but the climate of schools (and the students) are not ready for these LIBERAL ideas....




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