Task Management

ObjectiveTo teach children to take a birds eye view of what they need to accomplish in a given day, week or month.
Description Day Book

 

Keep track of your school work, extracurricular activities, parties, short/long term goals, household chores and work shifts. This will help you manage your time and be able to accomplish your goals.

Steps:

1. List your tasks and what might be required as they complete them:

  • Next step: Are any further steps required?
  • Projects: More than one action required?
  • Waiting For: Something needs to be completed first. 
  • Someday/Maybe: Things to be done at some point, but not right now.

 

2. Separate your tasks into 6 levels/categories which will help you prioritize and contextualize. 

  1. Current Actions
  2. Current Projects
  3. Areas of Responsibility
  4. Yearly goals
  5. 5 year vision
  6. Life goals

Note: Children ages 8 years-13 years can focus mainly only on the first 3 levels, and then as they progress into the 14 year + age frame, the final 3 levels can be integrated into their task management/getting things done. 

3. Process your tasks and deal with them one at a time, further separating them.

If an item requires action:

  • Do it (if it takes less than 2 minutes), OR
  • Delegate it, OR
  • Defer it 

If no action is required:

  • File it for reference, OR
  • Throw it away, OR
  • Store it for possible action later.

 

Complete When

Mark this activity as complete when you have organized, prioritized and addressed your activities for one week.

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Age Range 8    9    10    11    12    13    14    15    16    17    18   
Activity Type Lesson
Tags Logical-Mathematical Intelligence  Intrapersonal Intelligence  Time Management  Linguistic Intelligence 
CreatedCindyCindy
Last ModifiedRobRob

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