July 20, 2015
Time Timer for Testing: Less Stressful, More Successful!
As the end of the school year approaches, many schools have end-of-the-year testing and standardized exams. The Time Timer is a GREAT resource for learning time management skills in a testing situation.
If you just bought a Time Timer for your classroom:
+ Start by using the Time Timer for non-stressful activities, like games, hands-on work and positive reinforcement.
+ Next, introduce the Time Timer during practice tests. Try to use the same age-appropriate amount of time for each practice so that your students build their internal clock. Then, when you say, “You have 30 minutes left,” they’ll have a strong intuitive idea of what that means.
+ On test day, use the Time Timer for 5 - 10 minutes of quiet time before the test starts to help prepare for the exam.
+ Because all Time Timer operate nearly silently, you can have one running during the exam without creating a distracting or stressful ticking sound. Students will be able to quickly glance up and see how much time they have left. No matter how young they are, you'll be surprised at how quickly they get good at this!
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