Visual timetables 3

schedules, originally uploaded by MNicoleM.

Here’s a great description of exactly how a visual timetable can work in a classroom. Nicole works with Autistic children in the US and is working on her Phd. She writes:

the “wall” of schedules – each student goes to their schedule, takes off the top picture which tells them what happens next … they take the “sticker” to the location in the classroom with a matching picture on a little bucket, place the “sticker” in the bucket and then do whatever the task is (example, if the next sticker says PE, it will have a picture of kids lining up … they take it to the door, where there is a container with a picture of kids lining up on it … they put their sticker in the bucket and then go to PE, if it says carpet, they put the sticker in the carpet container then sit on the carpet, etc.)


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Hi, I enjoy helping teachers to make their classrooms into interesting visual learning environments. I write most of this site and I also run the Classroom Displays online course which you can find out more about in the sidebar.

3 thoughts on “Visual timetables

  • Michelle Hall

    I would love to do this with one of my students but what do you do when you go from PE back to the classroom? Or if you wanted to go from PE right to lunch for an example. Carrying a visual schedule would be difficult based on the number of transitions in a day, look how long your strip is. This is where I’m really stumped. Please help.


    • Nicola Smith

      Hi Michelle. I used to carry all of my visuals on a lanyard. I would shrink them down and laminate them back to back to reduce the amount on the lanyard. Not sure if this is helpful to you, I found this worked well for me.

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