Students may benefit from a timer for a variety of reasons, including motivation, self-regulation, and attention to task.

Example:

A teacher sets a timer for independent reading and says to the class, “Yesterday you successfully read independently for 10 minutes. Let’s try to beat that time for 11 minutes today!”

Further Reading:

EFL Magazine – How To Use A Timer In The Classroom

TeachingChannel.org – Time’s Up! – Effective Use of Instructional Time


Written by Kathy Furlong Silverio
Reviewed by Louis Olander

 

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