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  1. MrsCK

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    Just another curious question. How much planning time does everyone get each week?

    I get 2 35 minute planning periods each week. Hopefully I will have more next year, because 7 hours with no break 3 days a week is proving to be challenging. :eek:hmy:
     
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    This year, contractually, we have 240 minutes of planning time during instructional time each week.
     
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    We get 90 minutes a day. By contract, we get 45 minutes of that guaranteed. Usually, the other 45 minutes are used for conferences, meetings, covering classes, etc. Occasionally, I'll have a day with the full 90 minutes.

    So, between 225 and 450 minutes a week. Often around 350.
     
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    As of Monday we will have four 30 min planning periods per week. Last year we had five 40 min. This year we've had zero as we had to go with our students to their specials. As of Monday we no longer need to do this so will have prep 4 times a week, the fifth day is library and we have no librarian so we still need to take them to that. I am very much looking forward to once again having prep time even though it's less than last year it sure is better than 0 min every day!
     
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    Curious: how do you determine planning time? Is it when your students are at their "specials" or is the contract time before and after school?
    We have one "special", a compute lab for 1/2 per week although she is not always here so this week, nada...

    My contract hours are 7:55-3:10, with kids from 8:25-2:40. We usually have yard duty 3 times/week. I do my prepping usually after our meetings or tutoring so between 3:30 and 4:30 is when I am making copies and planning for lessons....technically, I am not "paid" for that time.
     
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    An average of forty minutes a day.
     
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    30 minutes meeting/planning time before kids are let in each morning

    40 minute prep while kids are at special each day

    1 hour duty free lunch/recess each day
     
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    I get a 30 minute prep each day while my kids are at gym or music. However, lately I've had children throwing fits and refusing to go to gym/music so I haven't had much prep time.
     
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    I have 45 minutes every day. We also have 30 minutes of "contract time" before school starts, but that is often taken up with meetings or things like RtI or staffings.
     
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    We have 40 minutes a day while the students are at specials.
     
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    I have 225 minutes of prep time each week (45 mins per day while kids are at special). I also have a 40 minute duty-free lunch period.
     
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    Almost identical, but we only have 15 minutes of planning/prep in the a.m.
     
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    We have 40 minutes per day while students are in P.E./library.
     
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    Approximately 45 min a day, but often some days are taken up by meetings or staff development so it's not every day
     
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    Three 30 minute periods. I've had 2 on the same day before, and I hated it! That meant 3 days with the kiddos 100% instead of 2. (We have lunch duty, recess duty, and afterschool bus/car duty)
     
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    2 hrs and 15 mins daily.
     
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    WOW I cannot believe how much planning time some schools have!

    I actually have a lot for California (I'll wait for other California teachers to respond - I've always noticed other states have far more) because I'm in a charter.

    I have a 20 minute morning recess and a 35 minute lunch every day. we do not have duty during those times, but I don't really consider those planning times, especially the lunch. A 35 minute lunch goes by remarkably fast...

    As for actual planning periods, I have two 30 minute time blocks each week during music and art. I also have 45 minutes twice a week while the kids are at PE, but that time is very often used for our grade level meetings. We also have a 30 minute PE time every other week. So I guess that's 150 or 180 minutes each week, but those PE times are almost always used for meetings, so it's usually more like 60 or 90 minutes each week.
     
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    We get 40 min a day while they are at specials. Our principal is very adamant about the fact that it's planning time, not a break. We have grade level meetings once a week during our planning period.
     
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    I'm not sure what is in our contract, but here is my daily breakdown:

    Monday: 60 minutes
    Tuesday: 75 minutes
    Wednesday: 30 minutes
    Thursday: 30 minutes
    Friday: 30 minutes

    Plus we have:
    Before school: 45 minutes
    Lunch: 60 minutes, 30 of it is duty-free
    After school: 15 minutes
    *I don't really count this time, though, because it is almost always taken up with meetings.
     
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    We are on a 6 day rotation schedule and I have 4 30 minute planning periods, 1 40 minute planning period and I have to take my kids to computer lab. We also have a 40 minute duty free lunch, 40-55 minutes in the morning before kids (depends on if you have duty) and 15-30 minutes after school (again, depending on duty).
     
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