Hello! I'm writing this on behalf of a friend, in hopes that someone may have some advice or suggestions for her: my experience is with primary-school music, and it's not quite relevant to her situation. Which is this: a first-timer teaching college-prep english at a private high school. She's had no prior teaching experience, which likely contributes to the circumstances, but she has spent the first two weeks on the job managing maybe 3-4hrs sleep an evening, if that, returning late from the school and immediately beginning work on lesson plans, grading, and letters to parents. This has been absorbing literally all of her time: she's found none left-over for things like cooking, leisure, rest. The weekends have been no exception. I know this is a very loose description of what is surely a complex issue. But any advice or words which you could share would be very welcome. At this point, she is quite certain that she cannot make it through the rest of the semester, let alone a whole school year, and while the sheer amount of paperwork that high-school teachers are faced with is vast, I find it difficult to believe that three-hour 'naptimes' each evening are typical of a teaching body. Thanks in advance!