Why a Timer is the Single Most Important Item for Your Classroom

When you’re busy with students, it’s easy to lose track of time. You might find yourself with only three minutes for cleanup or stuck in the middle of work time as the dismissal bell rings. Using a timer in the art room provides a simple solution. Watch the video to find out how a timer can help you and your students have a more productive class period.

And, if you’d like to learn more about the timer featured in this video, head on over to the Time Timer website.

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Cassie Stephens

Cassie Stephens is an elementary art teacher from Nashville, Tennessee with nearly 20 years experience and an AOE guest contributor.

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