LP Time Management

Time Management

Lesson Plan


Participants will be able understand how to prioritize time and resources by planning and organizing well

Total Time: 90 Minutes

Materials Required: White board and marker, Newspapers

Instructor Note: 

Learning agility, Grit and professional reliability will need our participants to be disciplined and use their resources well. This session will make them understand and use some important techniques to manage time. The session should just act as a starting point for habit development. 

Opening Protocol:

  • Greet the participants

  • Take attendance

  • In pairs, ask participants to share with each other how they are feeling

  • Recap the previous session by asking 1-2 participants to share with the class, what they learnt and did in the previous session

5 Minutes

Activity 1: Time Lap (15 Minutes)

  •  Divide students in pairs and ask them to name each other A and B

  • Tell them that A is an employee and B is the boss

  • A has to do all the tasks that the trainer is writing on the board and B will observe that A is doing all the tasks well

  • Write 3 tasks on the board and ask them to start while you are writing more tasks on the board

  • Let students feel tired and confused following the tasks you are given. Keep writing tasks for 10 minutes.

  • At the end of 10-15 minutes, allow them to sit and reflect on what they were doing. Help them connect the dots that they were following a never ending to-do list. Tell them that they will be able to understand this concept of a To-do list now.

Here are some tasks you can write:-

  • Using newspapers, create something for the trainer to wear, such as a hat or tie 

  • Sing a song for 1 minute 

  • Make a paper airplane and throw it from one end of the room to another 

  • Get everyone in the room to sign a single piece of paper 

  • Move from one end of the room to another end of the room doing your favourite dance step, 5 times

15 Minutes

Concept Discussion

Sisyphus effect

  • Give 5 minutes to students to read the sisyphus effect in their handbooks 

  • Help them connect the concept with the “time lap” activity they have done and ensure that they understand the right way of creating and maintaining To-do list

Eisenhower Matrix

  • Divide the students in 4 groups. 

  • Allot each group one quadrant as mentioned in the Eisenhower box in the student handbook.

  • Ask each group to read and understand the quadrant in 5 minutes and then present in front of the class.

  • Tell the students to introduce the quadrant, it’s importance and support with various examples. 

  • This will help every student to understand each quadrant in a detailed manner. 

20 Minutes

Activity 3: My Matrix 

My To-Do list

  • Ask participants to create their To-Do lists in 10 minutes

  • Encourage them to make a long list mentioning all the tasks that they have to do or they wish to do

  • Now ask participants to sit with their group members

  • Ask them to open their handbook and go to the activity “My Matrix” 

  • Give 10 minutes to students to fill the matrix in their handbook 

  • Ask a few volunteers to come up and share their matrix.

  • Trainers will correct them wherever required so as to make sure that everyone learns to use the matrix correctly. 

30 Minutes

Closing Activity: Timetable 

  • Ask students to create a default timetable that they would like to follow for the coming week. Encourage them to use Google Calendar App for this

  • Timetables should have slots for every important task like homework, hobby, college/school, travel, helping parents etc.

  • Ask them to share their timetable with each other so they can hold each other accountable for following the timetable 

15 Minutes

Closing Protocol: 

  • Thank the participants for their time

  • Announce the next time you will be visiting them

  • Share the topic of the next session

  • Collect 1-2 most interesting activity sheets/artefacts from students and show to Nodal officer and institution head after session

  • Click pictures of the artefacts for documentation

5 Minutes

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