Class 103'15 used this activity during the session on Self-Management
Class 112'15 used this activity during the session on Self-Management
Class 109'15 used this activity during the session on Self-Management
Note: The container should not be able to fit all the sweets
Class 108'15 showed these videos during the session on Self-Management
Class 108'15 used this activity during the session on Self-Management
Class 107'15 used this activity during the session on Self-Management
1. PSLs to tell Y1s that there are two types of time - Clock Time and Real Time:
- In Clock Time, 1 minute has 60 seconds, 1 hour has 60 minutes and so on. Everything is fixed and time passes at the same pace regardless of the situation
- In Real Time, time is relative. It flies or drags depending on the activity you are doing. Real Time is mental, and you are able to create and thereby manage it
2. PSLs to share 8 tips of time management with Y1s:
a) Make a to-do list every day
b) Keep your work with you
c) Don't be afraid to say no
d) Find your productive time
e) Create a dedicated study time
f) Budget your time
g) Don't get sidetracked
h) Get a good night's sleep
Class 101'15 used this activity during the session on Self Management
1. Y1s to be split into their support groups.
2. Each group will be given a scenario and have to prepare a skit on how to tackle the issue.
3. The group will present the skit.
Perfectionist - stays up late to make sure work is perfect but in turn harms own performance and health
It is already 12am on a Monday but you are not done with your work. Furthermore, you always check and review your work before submission to make sure there are no careless mistakes. You are aware that in order to perform well in school and maintain your health at the same time, you need to get more sleep than you usually do. What would you do in this situation?
Your favourite show airs tonight but you have a huge pile of homework to complete when you get home. Furthermore, you have been reading a really interesting book which you just cannot seem to put down. Watching your favourite show, reading your book and finishing your homework will not be possible in the short period of time you have after getting home from school. What would you do in this situation?
Trying to do everything - Over-committed till some areas of responsibility (e.g. family) are neglected
You have a project which weighs 20% of your overall grade and it's due 2 days later, but it's your grandmother's birthday today, and the whole family will be going to her house to celebrate her birthday and have a family reunion. On top of that, you are supposed to help your teacher collate the class' Math assignment scores by the next day. What would you do in this situation?
Classic 102'12 used this activity during the session on Self Management.
Two J/PSLs to act out a skit for the class.
2 personalities to be portrayed:
A student striving for perfection, must get full marks for all tests, must be capable in all sports and instruments, lessons for dance, gu zheng, piano, vocal lessons, basketball, etc.
End result: stressed out, little rest, dissatisfied with self, low self-esteem, may get jealous when others do better than her.
A student striving for excellence, knows what she is capable of, sets achievable and reasonable goals for self, goes for piano and netball lessons.
End result: satisfied with self as manages to reach her targets, does well in her piano and netball lessons, well-rounded (challenges herself yet not unreasonably), happy with herself.
What is the difference between excellence and perfection?
Which is more important?
Classic 101'12 used this simple but meaningful activity to let the year 1s to see the importance of their various responsibilities and prioritize them.
1. PSLs ask the Y1s to get their writing materials, and draw a jigsaw puzzle consisting of pieces of different sizes, some larger and some smaller.
2. PSLs get them to write down their different responsibilities/commitments in the different pieces based on how important they are in their life. The biggest jiqsaw puzzle pieces represent the most prominent/dominant responsibilities/commitments and the smaller ones represent the less important and minor ones.
3. While Year 1s are completing their tasks, PSLs remind them of various responsibilities that they might overlook, eg, responsibility to family, to oneself in terms of health, to others in terms of social relationship, and to society.
4. If any piece is missing, the jigsaw (ourselves) would not be complete. So we cannot neglect areas in our life, but prioritize and mange them.
This meaningful activity was used by Classic 107'12 on the topic of Self Management
1. PSLs will bring a big container and objects such as rocks, squished paper balls (to be smaller than rocks), pens and beads to be used to fill up the container.
2. PSLs will then inform the Year 1s that they are to help us fill up the container completely with the above-mentioned objects by giving the PSLs’ directions. They will be given 3-4 minutes to do so.
3. If Year 1s are too shy to speak up, PSLs will prompt them by asking “Shall we put ____ in first?”
4. If the Year 1s are unable to complete the activity within the time limit, the PSLs will show the Year 1s how to fill the container completely with the given objects.
The only way for everything to fit is to place the objects in this order: rocks, squished paper balls, pens and finally beads. The objects symbolizes the activities and people around us. The rock represents the more important things in our lives, the squished paper balls and the pens represent the less important things in our life.
In order to manage ourselves well, we have to set our priorities, and do the more important stuff first, before proceeding on to the less important stuff. As the beads fill in the gaps, likewise the insignificant stuff can be done during our free time.