A Time Timer Classroom is an amazingly productive place.
It’s a classroom where students can visualize time, understand it as a concept, and learn to manage it effectively.
Young children can watch the Timer and anticipate when class will switch from math to recess to silent reading and test time, reducing behavior problems.
College, high school and junior high students can complete standardized tests, group projects and creative assignments with more independence.
Students with special needs can engage with a quiet visual timer – no noisy ticking or distracting numerical countdown.
So how can schools really maximize their Time Timers? What does a true Time Timer Classroom look like?
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The most effective Time Timer Classrooms use a Goldilocks approach – deploying three sizes of timers to find that “just right” fit.
The Big Time
Whiteboard – compatible Time Timer Software projects a massive visual countdown that everyone can watch. Use it for:
Standardized testing with hundreds of students in a single room,
Science labs (add the optional numerical countdown to help everyone focus)
Gym class, art class, orchestra and other loud high-octane environments!
Big Learning: Your students may be too little to tell time, but they can still use a Time Timer! Even preschoolers can see time elapsing and start learning to pace themselves.
Little by Little
A Pocket size Time Timer helps teachers give students individual attention, even in overcrowded classrooms. Use it for:
Special needs students (in one-on-one tutoring, therapy or integration into mainstream classes)
Gifted students who want to work ahead with more independence
Teacher planning periods: prepare lesson plans and take a breather during the hectic day!
A Little Tip: Time Timers give children tremendous indepence. But make sure the teacher is the only one allowed to set the Timer – they’re tools, not toys!
Thousands of teachers worldwide use the Medium-sized Timer as their classroom timer. It’s the best-selling model because it’s ideal for home, outdoors and all-ages classrooms. Use it for:
Teacher-Moms who balance time between the classroom and their own kids!
Creative exercises like art class, free journaling and Socratic seminars.
Detention (where time just crawls)
Thanks for exploring Time Timer Classrooms!