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Time Management Education is Essential. 

Structure, repetition, consistency, and clarity are proven ingredients to helping students build strong executive functioning skills. 

The U.S. education system must support young people’s growth and development and better meet the needs of our nation’s rapidly evolving social and economic ecosystem. This means broadening the mission of schools to meet the needs of modern adolescents, focusing on building decision making skills, strengthening practical knowledge, promoting adaptability, and supporting the development of psychosocial skills. – Nancy E. Hill, Harvard University 

CASEL’s SEL framework fosters knowledge, skills, and attitudes across five areas of competence and multiple key settings to establish equitable learning environments that advance students’ learning and development. Self management is one core competency that focuses on ones ability to manage emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations. 

Organization is a prerequisite for success. Teaching organizational skills aid students for their current task (school) while preparing them for their latter tasks (workforce). 

When children have the opportunity to develop executive functionskills, both individuals and society experience lifelong benefits.

Several recent publications on college and career readiness, deeper learning, and 21st-century skills cite personal and social competencies, often called “noncognitive skills,” as fundamental to student engagement in middle and high school, their post-secondary performance and completion, and their workplace success.

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