Organising classes with the START method

Materials and tools for effective space, time and activity management in primary schools

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 21x29,7

Pages: 94 + posters

ISBN: 978-88-590-0836-1

Publication date: 01/09/2015

Suitable for: Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)


This book offers a programme, which through activities with paper and pen, and workshops, helps teachers apply concepts from the START method within the class. This method enables key competences to be developed, specifically:

– preparing work Space properly;

– setting and respecting homework Timing;

– planning the Activities needed in order to complete homework and reach the educational goals set by the teacher;
– organising Reviewing of homework, both in the execution phase and after completing it, in order to monitor if timing has been respected;
– Transferring, or in other words, consciously reusing skills learnt in similar homework tasks.

The book comes complete with a selection of ready-to-use material, student observation sheets, checklists, learning game materials and motivational posters.


A book for…

  • developing pupils’ planning and organisational skills using the START method.

This book’s strengths

  • Full of practical tips and suggestions
  • Comes complete with posters to hang up in class




FIRST PART – The START method for developing planning and organisational abilities

Developing executive competences in childhood and adolescence

The START method in class



SECOND PART – Tools and practical strategies

Organizing your space

Organizing your time

Planning activities

The revision process

Transferability of the skills developed