Top Ten Ways To Use A Stopwatch In The Classroom

There are many helpful ways to use a stopwatch in the classroom. In this article we identify ten ways for a teacher to use a stopwatch. Each of these methods will encourage student participation and make the classroom more fun. We especially recommend using an online stopwatch, meaning a stopwatch application that you can use online for free, right in your web browser. Using an online stopwatch is especially helpful in the classroom as it can be projected on a large screen that can be easily seen by all.

So, without further ado, here are some ways that using an online stopwatch can be helpful to teachers.

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3 Great Travel Adventures That The Whole Family Can Enjoy

With summer holiday time looming, many parents are spending their hours frantically flipping through resort brochures or clicking through web-pages in an aim to find that one elusive Holy Grail of travelling; a holiday abroad that can satisfy the disparate demands of the whole family.

Sure, it may be tempting to play it safe and opt for your typical two-week beach holiday, and for weary parents the thought of a relaxing time spent lounging by the pool doesn’t sound too bad at all. But remember, however much you may enjoy simply kicking back with a cocktail in hand, the kids may just want something a little more stimulating, and they will NOT be shy in letting you know about it.

So if you want to avoid two weeks spent desperately trying to shut out that timeless mantra of ‘Mum… We’re BORED!’, while you try to catch up on the latest Jackie Collins, why not try one of these more adventurous trips?

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How To Combat ADHD in Kids Using a Timer

Children who have ADHD often have a difficult time waking up in the morning and staying on task throughout the day. They often become overwhelmed when they are given several sets of instructions at the same time and are easily distracted. Using a timer can help them schedule their tasks, estimate how long each task will take, take breaks without being distracted and schedule their most important task for the time of day they are most productive. 

 Alarm Clock

A timer is more useful to children who have been diagnosed with ADHD than an alarm clock because it can be set to go off at certain intervals until it is disabled. Children who suffer from ADHD commonly get up when their alarm clock goes off, but return to bed as soon as it is quieted and continue sleeping until much later in the day. Having a timer that sounds every five or ten minutes helps to ensure they will get out of bed and start their day at the right time.

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A Visual Guide To Working Smarter And Not Harder

Not all professions require you to put in sixty hours a week in order to get ahead. If you want to make the most of your career and do what you love, there are a few tips you can follow to help you work smarter.

Making a goal is the easiest way to chart progress in your work day. If you have a long list of tasks, break them up and set a time limit to get each portion done. Procrastination should not be a part of your work day. If there is a difficult task to do, make the time to focus on it until a solution is found. It is also a good idea to remember to get up and take a break to clear your head and get back on task.

Since 1998, the satisfaction workers get from their jobs have increased by 70%. The more satisfied you are with your job, the better you will perform.

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