School/work hours

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  1. Camel13

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    I have a 70 mile commute, but 65mph highways, so leave home at 6:30 and get to school by 7:40. I don’t technically have to be there until 8. For students day is 8:30- 3:20. We have to stay until 3:30. I leave as soon as I have labs or whatever set up and try to do as much as possible from home just to reduce the classroom burnout. I still am perplexed where my evening goes! My second year in is going smoother prep-wise for my five classes, but I am also finishing my masters degree which suffers frequently!
     
  2. otterpop

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    Phew! That tires me out just to read.
     
  3. futuremathsprof

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    This is reason #723 why I like you YTG. This is what I appreciate about my earlier starting time at my school.
     
  4. futuremathsprof

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    By the beard of Zeus! Just wow.

    I’m SO glad I got my Masters out of the way soon after I finished my Bachelors. I just didn’t want to have to worry about doing my teaching job concurrently with my college coursework.

    What is your Masters in? I’m excited for you and would like to say congrats on being close to finishing!

    With regards to continued education, I’m debating whether I should get an Ed.D as the opportunity for growth is immense. I think about it occasionally because I have an older friend who has her Ed.D and she works as a superintendent and makes $255,000+/year. I’m not kidding. In my high school home town, for instance, the superintendent made $274,000/year! It’s crazy how much they make and their salaries are on par with some medical practitioners.
     
  5. TeacherGroupie

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    Oct 4, 2018

    The topic is school/work hours. Let's stick to it here, please.
     
  6. futuremathsprof

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    Understood. :)
     
  7. Camel13

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    My husband says I should continue to my Ed D. Which he is obtaining right now. I just want a break from college for a while though. My masters is crazy. I worked at a mineral mine as a chemist for three years after my degree while I waited for a teaching job to open up so I thought clinical lab would be a good backup plan. I started my masters in clinical molecular genetics because I am fascinated by genetic technology. Then, they added an education track! I love the topic but have no time to focus as hard. I am super worried by my GPA lowering now!
     
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    Thanks for your understanding, futuremathsprof. It seems that the new topic is popular, though: could I trouble you to launch a new thread for it with the last paragraph of your post #24? Then I'll do moderator things so this thread stays on the original topic.
     
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    Starting at 8:45a is THE latest I think I've ever seen a school to start.

    Ideally, I'd want 7a - 1:30p.
     
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    When I was a kid, my elementary went from 9am-3:30pm.
    Never thought anything of it as a kid!
     
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    This. I’d love to get off earlier so I can run errands and still get to businesses and such before they close. It’s frustrating when I constantly have to wait for a school break or the weekend to do things sometimes because I get off work after certain businesses that I frequent close.
     
  12. miss-m

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    8:45-3:15 actually seems like a shorter day to me (though I'm sure with a 40 mile commute it doesn't feel that way).
    My school's day is 8:40-4:00, but 8:40-9:00 is breakfast in the classroom (title 1 school). "Officially" we start at 9:00. Contract hours are 8:30-4:30.
     
  13. Ms.Holyoke

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    That seems like a long day to me! Most teachers I know have contract hours around 7-7.5 hours.
     
  14. miss-m

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    It is a long day once I factor in the extra time I spend in my room (I try to get there around 7:40-8:00 so I can mentally prepare for children and rarely leave before 5:00), but most of the time I just really enjoy the extra time I spend working in my room. It gives me the chance to clean and lay things out so I'm not completely stressed by the mess the next day.
     
  15. futuremathsprof

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    I’m glad Governor Brown vetoed the bill that would have mandated that the school day start at 8:30am. That would have put a huge burden on parents that start work at 8am and caused massive issues with after-school programs.
     

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