Time Management Tips forInstructors
1.Establishing Priorities2.Classroom Time-Wasters and How to Addressthem
In what modality do you typically teach?A.Face-to-face on campusB.Online coursesC.Blended courses that combine online and ...
Which of the following “timewasters” do youhave to deal with regularly? Select all thatapply.A. Unproductive meetingsB. Se...
Institutional GoalsProgram-Specific GoalsCourse GoalsClass Meeting GoalsSetting Priorities
• Tardiness• Absenteeism• Renting rather than Owning• Not paying attention• Not understanding• Not taking responsibility• ...
Which of the these student behaviors present the biggestchallenge to you? (Select One)•Tardiness•Absenteeism•Unpreparednes...
The most effective way to ensure the time youhave with students is valuable is organize theeducational experience effectiv...
Rewarding the behaviors you want! Review activities for that day’s test Review activities and handouts fornext week’s te...
Sometime students want the class to stop sothey can catch up.• Rewarding promptness• Greeting and Seating• Alternative exe...
Modifying behavior you do not want! The “evil eye” (sort of) Limited make-up opportunities (points off?) Proactive advi...
AbsenteeismSometimes have good reasons for missingclass.Sometimes they do not.Absent students should be expected to keepup...
Achieve a Balance!“Too tough or too easy?” We do not want to make it impossible for studentswho miss for legitimate reaso...
Achieve a Balance! Phone call or email from the student on day ofabsence Email assignments to instructor Drop off assig...
Achieve a Balance! Point reduction scale Test make-up schedule Alternative course assignments to earnback participation...
RentersHow can we get students to take responsibilityfor their learning?• Be sure they know what you expect from them• Pro...
RentersHow can we get students to take responsibilityfor their learning?•Be sure they are aware of all the tools available...
Give ChoicesGive ChoicesAllow students input into decisions aboutwhat they will do to master the objectives.Decisions can ...
Give ChoicesGive Choices Which assignments to do? Oral or written reports? Individual or group projects? More or fewer...
Provide OptionsProvide OptionsStudents are far more likely to takeownership and responsibility if theyhave: Choices A se...
Chat TimeWhat is the single most important thing youwould like your students to learn?(Please send responses to All Paneli...
More Thoughts• Everything does not have to be graded• Build reusable instructional materials• Handouts• Lesson Plans• Test...
More Thoughts• Leverage Technology• Gradebooks• Ancillary Resources• Develop standard conventions• Test generators• Publis...
More Thoughts• Develop Self-Service Strategies• Turning in assignments• Make-up work• Absentee notifications• Webpages25
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This April 23, 2013 webinar provided practical strategies teachers may use to make the most of the time spent with students in class and time invested in serving students outside of the regular classroom hours. Based on time management tips from business experts as well as over 30 years of instructional experience, this webinar provides a proactive approach to manage time well.

Topics covered included establishing goals and setting priorities; recognizing classroom time wasters and implementing strategies to defeat them; saving time outside of class; and how technology can help instructors save time.

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  1. 1. Time Management Tips forInstructors
  2. 2. 1.Establishing Priorities2.Classroom Time-Wasters and How to Addressthem
  3. 3. In what modality do you typically teach?A.Face-to-face on campusB.Online coursesC.Blended courses that combine online and face-to facein a single courseD.I teach in multiple modalitiesPoll Question
  4. 4. Which of the following “timewasters” do youhave to deal with regularly? Select all thatapply.A. Unproductive meetingsB. Seemingly useless paperworkC. Things designed only for compliance that add no value to thestudentD. I never waste timePoll Question
  5. 5. Institutional GoalsProgram-Specific GoalsCourse GoalsClass Meeting GoalsSetting Priorities
  6. 6. • Tardiness• Absenteeism• Renting rather than Owning• Not paying attention• Not understanding• Not taking responsibility• Not on the same level as classmatesStudent Challenges
  7. 7. Which of the these student behaviors present the biggestchallenge to you? (Select One)•Tardiness•Absenteeism•Unpreparedness•Not paying attention•Not understanding•Not taking responsibility•Not on the same level as classmatesPoll Question
  8. 8. The most effective way to ensure the time youhave with students is valuable is organize theeducational experience effectively.Develop a strategy for each potential “timebandit” before you need use the strategy.Organization is Key
  9. 9. Rewarding the behaviors you want! Review activities for that day’s test Review activities and handouts fornext week’s test Graded participation activities Treats / Raffle Tickets / Fun StuffThese strategies also apply at the endof the class to reward those whostay.Tardiness
  10. 10. Sometime students want the class to stop sothey can catch up.• Rewarding promptness• Greeting and Seating• Alternative exercisesPreplan what you will have them do.Tardiness
  11. 11. Modifying behavior you do not want! The “evil eye” (sort of) Limited make-up opportunities (points off?) Proactive advising Don’t stop the lesson Stay after / Come earlyTardiness
  12. 12. AbsenteeismSometimes have good reasons for missingclass.Sometimes they do not.Absent students should be expected to keepup! Make it easy for them to know what todo.
  13. 13. Achieve a Balance!“Too tough or too easy?” We do not want to make it impossible for studentswho miss for legitimate reasons to make up work. We do not want to make it too easy for studentswho just skip to make up work.Absenteeism
  14. 14. Achieve a Balance! Phone call or email from the student on day ofabsence Email assignments to instructor Drop off assignments to Dean or RegistrarAbsenteeism
  15. 15. Achieve a Balance! Point reduction scale Test make-up schedule Alternative course assignments to earnback participation points Drop the lowest quiz score(s)Absenteeism
  16. 16. RentersHow can we get students to take responsibilityfor their learning?• Be sure they know what you expect from them• Provide pathways to success
  17. 17. RentersHow can we get students to take responsibilityfor their learning?•Be sure they are aware of all the tools available tothem•Consider “second chances”•Ask questions How did you prepare? Did you try ….? What else can I do to help you?
  18. 18. Give ChoicesGive ChoicesAllow students input into decisions aboutwhat they will do to master the objectives.Decisions can be collective or individual,though individual decisions impact motivationmore strongly.Renters
  19. 19. Give ChoicesGive Choices Which assignments to do? Oral or written reports? Individual or group projects? More or fewer tests or testitems? Essay or objective tests?Renters
  20. 20. Provide OptionsProvide OptionsStudents are far more likely to takeownership and responsibility if theyhave: Choices A sense of control Personal participation
  21. 21. Chat TimeWhat is the single most important thing youwould like your students to learn?(Please send responses to All Panelists)22
  22. 22. More Thoughts• Everything does not have to be graded• Build reusable instructional materials• Handouts• Lesson Plans• Tests• Discussion Questions23
  23. 23. More Thoughts• Leverage Technology• Gradebooks• Ancillary Resources• Develop standard conventions• Test generators• Publisher resources24
  24. 24. More Thoughts• Develop Self-Service Strategies• Turning in assignments• Make-up work• Absentee notifications• Webpages25
  25. 25. Time Savings with Aplia
  26. 26. Founded by an Instructor
  27. 27. Auto-graded Assignments
  28. 28. Additional Review
  29. 29. Analytics
  30. 30. Course Care
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