I don't wear a watch, but I am quite accurate at telling the correct time within a few minutes. I don't use an alarm clock but I can wake up just by setting my internal alarm. Still, time escapes me. I should say the "passage of time." I never know how long a task will take me. I stink at cooking because I can't coordinate the timing of all the items. I am constantly surprised with the change of seasons. "What, it's winter already? What happened to fall?" I am sure I have a different perception of time than most. My favorite calendar app looks like this:
That's why I love Time Timers. They are handy little clocks that demonstrate the passage of time in a simple, clear manner. They come in 3 different sizes. The current models have an optional audible signal upon completion. You can get the TimeTimer as an iphone/ipad app or software for your computer. This video explains them well.
Our students benefit greatly from knowing how long they will be working on a task. For all they know, it could be forever! Give them the benefit of time.