Managing Time and Effort

When in school, students are expected to follow routines and complete assignments within certain time frames. Children must follow these same guidelines when continuing the learning process at home, managing their time and effort in order to get homework done, finish projects on time, etc. This chart describes some necessary skills related to managing time and effort.

Necessary SubSkillsCommon ObstaclesHelpful Tips
Student is able to get started on homework assignments, reports, or projects on his own Student doesn't know how to get started on homework assignments, reports, or projects view
Student takes an appropriate amount of time to complete the task at hand, such as doing a homework assignment or studying for a test. Student rushes through his work, not taking the time necessary for a thorough job. Student takes an excessive amount of time to complete his work. view
Student is able to meet deadlines related to schoolwork and to adhere to schedules that have been set. Student has difficulty making deadlines, e.g. getting assignments in on time.Student has trouble following a schedule, e.g. remembering what to do for school or when to do it. view
Student is able to sustain his level of effort throughout a task until the assignment is completed, such as when doing a homework assignment or a classroom activity. Student gives up easily, or shuts down before the homework or schoolwork is completed. view