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Back to School

Are you ready for back-to-school? Time Timer is here to help teachers prep for the upcoming school year with all things time management.

The concept of time management may be a particularly challenging concept to grasp for children, especially those in special education classrooms. Time Timer provides powerful tools for visual thinkers of all ages and abilities and can be helpful with schedule transitions and time management. While some people learn differently, they may also need to learn, understand, and interpret the passage of time a bit differently, as well.

Recommended Classroom Time Management Tools

Time Timer Original

Time Timer Original

The Time Timer Original has been a classroom favorite for over 25 years. Available in 12”, 8”, and 3” size, you can choose which will best fit your classroom. They can be used for individual use, small groups, or to keep the entire classroom running on time.

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Time Timer WASH and WASH + Soap

Time Timer WASH and WASH + Soap

These touchless visual handwashing timers not only enforce the duration of handwashing needed to curb infectious disease spread, the do so without the need to memorize songs or count. Ensure your classroom stays safe and germ free with the Time Timer WASH products. Available as a standalone timer or a timer built into a soap dispenser, depending on the needs of your classroom.

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Time Timer MOD + Dry Erase Board

Time Timer MOD + Dry Erase Board

The Time Timer Dry Erase Board is a desktop-sized activity and message center for the classroom. It is perfect for visual schedules and task-to-time management. Available as a combined unit including a Time Timer MOD visual timer in Charcoal Grey or as an accessory to your existing Time Timer MOD.

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Intuitive Assistive Technology

Time Timer believes in creating products that truly help people of all ages and abilities to conquer time – in the classroom, in the home, and in the office. While time can be a challenge for everyone, we aim to provide intuitive and innovative solutions that make a real difference.

Time Timer is clinically proven to increase self-regulation.

A study conducted by the Department of Exceptional Student Education at Florida Atlantic University found that children ages 2-4 years old showed a significant increase in self-regulation skills when the Time Timer® was used to facilitate their activity.

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Intuitive Assistive Technology

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Social Stories

Social Stories

Social Stories are helpful tools for understanding new concepts, learning behavior expectations, or preparing for transitions, and have been shown to be effective in supporting people with autism, ADD, ADHD, social anxiety, and in early childhood development.

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Colorful Classroom Centers

Colorful Classroom Centers

Like many classroom teachers, you may find color-coding your classroom to be an excellent way of keeping the kids organized and focused on a variety of daily classroom tasks. In fact, many scientific studies support this theory. Using color schemes in your classroom not only makes the learning environment more fun, uplifting, or happy – it truly can make a difference in learning outcomes in the classroom.

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Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom

Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) has become an important part of school curriculum. Helping students regulate emotions by teaching self-awareness, decision making, relationship skills, etc. extends beyond the classroom. Visual timers can play an important role for students in learning these skills. Taking 5 minutes to observe feelings or behaviors can help students become more in tune with their emotions. Explore Time Timer options that are great to partner with the skills in the classroom.

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Additional Resources

Handwashing Activity Guide

Time Timer partnered with Eva C. Phillips, Ed.D. to develop a comprehensive Activity guide for teachers to aid in the education of handwashing for elementary aged children. The Activity Guide contains 5 interactive activities for teachers to use with students while teaching about proper handwashing techniques and includes recording sheets and activity templates throughout. Adaptations for distance learning and in-home schooling are also noted.

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Free Inquiry Lesson Plan

Here is a free inquiry lesson plan provided by Mr. Matthew Barbercheck. Matthew teaches secondary education in Michigan. Apply free inquiry lessons in your classroom easily with the lesson plan below.

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Beginnings: A Resource Guide For Educators

Time Timer partnered with Eva C. Phillips, Ed.D. to develop the Beginnings Resource Guide For Educators. This guide is a collection of resources for educators and other adults to support the development of compassion and empathy within young children which can lead to a deeper understanding of the challenges inherent in social justice and living in community with others.

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