This is how My Time, My Way™ for Students all began.
I always get asked, how did you come up with this program? Well folks, gather around. Here is a little story about the origin of My Time, My Way™ for Students.
Each morning, my son wakes up an hour early to practice violin. No biggie. It’s just what he does. (Click on the YouTube video below to help visualize the story!)
So, one morning I just happened to walk past his room during his early a.m. practice. Classical music wafted over the airwaves. Then the music abruptly stopped.
He removed his violin from his 11-year-old shoulder and queried: What’s more important? School? Or violin?
Wait a minute. Stop the presses. I was shocked. He is that kid. That high-achieving kid with academic and musical accolades that run the length of an eagle’s wingspan.
This high-achieving Son of a Time Management Strategist had no idea about the basic concepts of Time Management.
Well, I thought, if he doesn’t know, what about the other students?
My Time, My Way™ for Students was born.
So, what is My Time, My Way™ for Students?
My Time, My Way™ for Students is a fun, interactive, and individualized student time management program by Simple Better Solutions®.
My Time, My Way™ for Students is a college and career readiness life skills course.
My Time, My Way™ for Students is as it sounds. Each student learns key time management concepts. They learn how to adapt each concept to create their own individualized time management plan.
This is an interactive and individualized student time management program. Students learn via a series of fun, engaging and simplified exercises and activities. (Check out this cool YouTube video created by My Time, My Way™ students!)
Each session focuses on one element of time management. The course is designed so that each session builds on the learnings from the previous session.
Students LOVE My Time, My Way™
Here’s what some of my students said about their experience:
“I learned I should make a time map for each day because it can be very helpful to remember my to-do list. I can also see where I may be spending too much or too little time. Time Management is important to achieve goals and feel accomplished.”
“I love My Time, My Way™! I am learning new ways to use tools that I already have!”
“…this will be a great opportunity for my future and help me roll my life into place.”
“I’ve learned about goals and goal helpers. I also learned about priorities which I can use to achieve goals…I will apply all of this so I can manage band and school and work. It’s been a great class and I’ve learned a lot! Thanks!”
“I’ve learned that time management means using time appropriately. This means making 24-hour time maps and writing things in our planners so that we know about upcoming tests. You make 1-year and 3-Year goals…so you keep up with goals you feel you can accomplish.”
“I’ve learned that time management means a lot to me. It is how you spend time doing things and still getting them done efficiently. It has 24-hour time maps, managing distractions, etc. It is good for getting things done quickly. It is really very important.”
“I learned that time management means to have my schedule and my goals organized…have all the skills to be a time manager for later in your life.”
“I learned to ask people to help and to make a schedule so that I know what I can do in my free time, or when I am waiting for something or someone.”
“I learned that time management means to set up a schedule that gives you success and relaxation… work and free time!”
“I learned that time management is when you try to fit stuff into your schedule. I learned that this can be challenging because you only have a limited amount of time in the day. I will use the information from My Time, My Way™ to make time for my priorities and goals.”
“I learned that time management to me means to get the important stuff done. I learned that making a schedule helps a lot.”
Parents LOVE My Time, My Way™ for Students, too
“This program is run by my dear friend Dara. My oldest daughter had the opportunity to take this class last year and has repeatedly said how much she has benefited from the time management and study skills techniques that Dara introduced, or reintroduced to her. Her success can be measured by the increased confidence and independence in her academics as well as at home. We were very fortunate that she was able to take this class at Bethany, as these skills will be extremely beneficial to her next year in high school ? and beyond.”
“I’m looking forward to my youngest daughter being able to take it when she is in 7th grade, as well.”
Do you live in the Cincinnati area? Do you know a 7th to 12th grade student? Great! My Time, My Way™ for Students is at Kids First Sports Center. Classes begin on Tuesday, October 11. Sign up now, because spaces are limited.
Do you want My Time, My Way™ for Students for your kids? Your school? Your civic group? Sounds like a plan. Get in touch with me so that we can make it happen. 513-304-6390 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org and/or www.simplebettersolutions.com. My name is Dara.