Adult Education Spotlight: Top 3 Strategies for Teaching Self-Management
Self-Management Skills Can Help Adult Learners Become Valuable Members of Society
Many adult learners are tired of feeling like they’re constantly swimming upstream. Instead of making things happen, they feel like life is happening to them instead of them making things happen.
The good news is that developing self-management skills can help them take control of their lives and become valuable members of society. These skills involve goal setting, effective time management, and stress management. Knowing them can help them achieve their personal and professional goals, improve their mental and physical health, and help them build positive relationships.
Ways of Teaching Self-Management Skills
Educators need to assess the needs of each of their adult learners before teaching them self-management skills. This assessment can help identify their strengths, weaknesses, and learning barriers, and understand their motivations and goals as well.
Moreover, creating an individualized plan for each learner increases their engagement and motivation. Once the assessment process is completed, educators should follow these strategies for teaching self-management skills:
- Time Management
To teach time management, educators should encourage learners to set priorities, make a schedule, and identify the causes of procrastination. They can also suggest techniques, such as the Pomodoro Technique and time blocking to manage their time effectively. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system based on 25-minute stretches of focused work broken by five-minute breaks. Longer breaks, typically 15 to 30 minutes, are taken after four consecutive work intervals. Each work interval is called a pomodoro, the Italian word for tomato.
- Goal Setting
Aside from providing direction, goals can motivate a person and give them a sense of purpose. Educators can teach goal setting by encouraging learners to define short-term and long-term goals, identify obstacles and solutions, and monitor their progress. In addition, they can teach SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goal-setting techniques to create achievable and realistic goals.
- Stress Management
Stress management is vital to maintaining mental and physical health. Adult learners may face various stressors, including work, family, and financial obligations. Educators should encourage adult learners to identify their sources of stress, learn coping strategies, and promote self-care. They may also recommend mindfulness and meditation techniques, deep breathing exercises, and physical activities, such as yoga or jogging.
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