The following article was written by one of our Grade 10 students as an assignment and it really caught her teacher’s attention. As such, we thought we would proudly share it with you as it applies to everyone of us and all aspects of our lives. We encourage you to take the time to read this article and especially share it with your child/children. It is well worth the read!
Good Time Management means Good Grades
by an RMS Grade 10 student (News Reporter for Rowntree Montessori Schools)
A new fact is proven today Thursday May 2nd, 2013 – children who have good time management skills achieve good grades. We can see a concrete example of this in Rowntree student Kay. This year she has a 98% average. She has told us that it was her determination and several of skills that she achieved this overall average.
One of the skills was time management. Kay, since the beginning of grade 9, has always made sure her assignments were on time. In order to do this, she told us that she would finish her assignments earlier than the due date. She would get these assignments checked by her teachers since she had some time left over. Kay said, jokingly, that she could see the stress on her friends’ faces when they would rush to finish their work the night before. Not only did Kay say that she used to get great marks, but she always had a lot of personal, quality time for herself. The day before, she would relax and watch television because all of her work was done. She says “it is not hard at all, a person just needs to get used to spending their time wisely.” Now, as Kay prepares to move into the next phase of her education, she has a variety of schools to choose from. Her parents are glad that she has achieved her goal without struggling. Time management is an important skill for everyone to have.
When asked what she had done to keep herself so organised, Kay replied that she used her agenda and technology. In class, if the teacher gave some spare time, she would efficiently finish her assignments and ask her teacher for any feedback. Kay explained that she had used a schedule to tell her when things needed to be done. While talking to her, she shared a little secret about herself. It seems that Kay once had procrastinated on one of her assignments. She said that somewhere in her agenda she had forgotten to write the assignment down. Kay said that she did not like that rushing feeling and wished that she had finished the assignment a week before: “I was under so much stress and had to rush my work. I had last minute questions, but then it was too late. I tried my best and received a B-. It was not the greatest mark, but for a last minute effort, it was alright.”
Kay has also left a tip for all of the high school students. Kay suggests that main priorities be determined and one should try to work around them to finish the main items first and then finish the others after. By managing time properly, students will get high marks, finish their assignments faster, and have more personal time. Remember, finishing work earlier and using your time wisely will make you a successful student! If Kay can do it, so can you!