Transitioning to a University-Model® School (Part 3)
By Cecilia Gibbs, Assistant Principal Rock Solid Christian Academy
In my previous post we discussed ways to set the stage for your at-home school sessions. One of the biggest challenges for students can be time management. Speaking of time management, have you heard of the Pomodoro Technique®?
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo*. This technique uses a timer to break down work into smaller intervals, usually 25 minutes long and separated by 5 minute breaks. Each interval is known as a pomodoro, from the Italian word for tomato (after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that Cirillo used when he was a university student).
Here’s the Pomodoro Technique® in 5 simple steps:
This strategy works because students completely focus on one task (such as writing or math) without shifting focus or multitasking. During breaks students might:
From recognizing the need for preparation, to having a good sense of how long assignments might take and being able to prioritize activities, time management plays a major role in academic success. Good time management skills impact a student's performance not only in school but in life. You and your student are not alone as you work on these skills. Do not hesitate to reach out when help or encouragement is needed! This is the beauty of the University-Model® school - we are partners on this journey...
"So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom" Psalm 90:12