These Big Sand Timers, with molded end caps and thick walls, are perfect for use in games, testing situations, discussions, any occasion where you want to keep everyone on track.
We only have limited quantities of the following:
- 30 second (red)
Each timer is 6.3" tall x 2.75" wide and weighs 7 ounces.
** Time Management Tips **
CREATE AN AGENDA
- Identify the amount of time needed for each part of the agenda
- Instead of writing your agenda as a list, create a pie chart on your whiteboard that shows which segments of time will be dedicated to which topic.
- If you always take more time than you think:
- Do a 20/20 Hindsight analysis to understand what leads you to go astray
- Create time-logs to keep track of how long things really take, so you can plan better next time
- Prioritize – ask yourself, “What is the most important thing we need to accomplish?” Or, “If we get nothing else accomplished today, what is the most important task we should tackle
STICK TO THE AGENDA
- VISUAL REMINDER: Use the Time Timer to create a visual reminder about the amount of time that has elapsed and the amount of time that remains for each part of your agenda.
- TIMEKEEPER: Ask someone to be your timekeeper and give the group a 5-minute or 3-minute warning before time is up.
- PARKING LOT: If a topic arises that is not on the agenda
- Acknowledge its importance
- Keep a “parking lot” for topics that need to be addressed later
- UNDERSTAND THE COST: Put a price on the cost of meetings
- EAT THE FROG: Tackle the hardest items first – “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” ~ Mark Twain
- STEPHEN COVEY'S TIME MANAGEMENT MATRIX:
- Differentiate URGENT and NOT-URGENT tasks
- Separate out IMPORTANT and NOT-IMPORTANT tasks
- Focus your time on the items that are both urgent and important! Don't get thrown off by distractions and busy work.
- GIVE YOURSELF A GRADE: Reflect on how well you did and where there might be room for improvement.
- OPTIMIZE TIME: Understand that some problems might by urgent and important and yet, might benefit from some cooling down time, reflection, or independent brainstorming before you tackle them.
- PREP: distribute the agenda before the meeting so participants can reflect on it, then make comments or ask questions accordingly.
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I bought these colorful timers to use in my classroom for when we play games. They are so much fun that my "happy helpers" can't wait to help when we use them.
We use these all the time in our classes. They make a great visual for students to see.
My sister has a two year old son who was restless on timeouts. She needed a simple visual timer so that her son would understand the period of time that his timeout would last, and when it had ended. The timer works great. It is a bright color, and is large enough for him to see from his timeout spot. He is much less restless during his timeouts. The timer is attractive, but not so interesting that he wants to play with it. It is well made, but not a toy, so he is not allowed to play with it.