How many hours do you put in?

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  1. QQQ

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    I work at a small faith based school and work from 7:45 to 3:45 Monday to Friday. Once a week we have meetings from 4 to 5. We are not required to come in at any weekends. I'm very happy with these hours. HOWEVER, I'm looking to move from my school to a public school for certain reasons and am wondering how much more/less time teachers at public schools are putting in.

    I'd love to hear what your hours are. Do you need to stay back/come earlier for tutoring? Do you work Saturdays? When do you have meetings? What state/city are you in? I'm in Houston, TX.

    Thank you in advance!
     
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  3. giraffe326

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    Teacher day is 7:30-3:20 (but with my afternoon bus duty, I am not released until 3:45.) The student day is 8:30-3:00.
    We have a PTA meeting and other things once a month that requires me to be there from 6pm-7:30pm.
    The majority of my meetings are scheduled in the AM from 7:30-8:15.
    We are actually not allowed to work Saturday due to budget constraints. If you come in, you can not use electricty of any kind (lights, fans, air).

    I am in NC. Which, actually, is non union and my P could keep us all night (literally) if she desired with no notice. She is threatening to move meetings to the afternoon because so many people are late and hold us until 5pm daily. :down:
     
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    My contract hours are 8-3:30. There is no way my work could get done in those hours however. I am at work between 7 and 7:30 everyday and I leave at 4 or 4:30 most days except Tuesday when I stay until 5:30 or 6. Fridays I leave at 3:30.

    I do take some work home. Stuff I can do in front of the TV or while talking with my husband. I also take the bus to work and review papers or read for our study groups on the bus instead of at home or at work.

    It's a lot of work. Most days it worth it.
     
  5. Caesar753

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    My contract hours are 6:50 AM until 2:01 PM. 7 hours and 11 minutes.

    I normally arrive at school between 6 and 6:30 AM. I also normally stay a little later than my contracted hours, until 2:45 or 3, about two or three times per week. I never come in on the weekends. I never take stuff home with me. I use my prep time wisely--and I get a lot of prep time, 85 minutes per day.
     
  6. Ron6103

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    My contract hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM. But that's never my real schedule. I usually arrive about 7:30-7:45, but often stay until about 5:00-6:00 PM. This is because I teach on a rotating block, and have 7 classes. I only have a prep period every other day this year.

    Thus, on many days, I'm staying late planning, or just trying to catch up on grading.
     
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    I'll add that I teach on a rotating block, teach 7 classes (5 different courses to prep for), and sponsor a club.

    I also have two student aides, which help with a lot of the random hanging-stuff-on-the-walls sorts of things.
     
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    My contract hours are on Monday 8:15 - 5:00 (2 hour staff meeting after school) and Tuesday - Friday 8:15-3:45. However, these are rarely the actual hours I work. I normally get there around 8 and work until somewhere between 5 and 7 p.m. Then usually I do some kind of work after my children go to bed. I also have two additional responsibilities outside of teaching a full class load that I am paid for.
     
  9. KinderCowgirl

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    I am also in Houston. We are required to be on campus from 7:45-3:30. Our staff meetings are held on Weds when the kids are dismissed at 12:45. Occasionally you have an Open House or Parent meeting in the evening. Tutorials or after school clubs are completely optional. I have tutored Saturdays (for the upper grades) because it's really good extra money but we've never been required to work on the weekends.
     
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    More than I'm supposed to!
     
  11. Mrs. K.

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    We are on a traditional 7-period schedule. I teach the optional period 1, so my hours are 6:30-1:45. Most days I stay until about 2:30, but today I left about 4:15. I foolishly neglected to bring any grading home with me - I've got 150 short essays to do, along with the same number of diagnostic essays that need feedback. Most nights I'm either grading or working on my laptop while with the TV on in the background.
     
  12. 2inspire

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    Contract hours are 8:30-4:00. I have car duty though so I don't get out until 4:15.

    We have staff meeting once a week at 7:45, and we tutor twice a week and have to be there at 7:45 those days as well.

    We have cross district staff meetings once a month for an hour after school and curriculum meetings once a month after school. I also have to attend technology meetings 2x a month (again, one hour after school).

    We get a 50 min. prep period each day, of the 5 school days one of those days has to be protected for grade level collab, one is administration collab and a third is technology collab (principal and technology trainer come in on their respective days)

    We do not have recess aides, so 2x a week and one week a month 3x a week I have no prep to myself whatsoever.

    We are required to attend 2 PTA events a year (our choice on which ones)

    We are not required to work on weekends but I have gone in a few times if I'm re-arranging the furniture or something and want to try out some new lay outs.

    4th grade
     
  13. Muttling

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    7:15 to 3PM contracted and I have a 1 hour planning in that.


    I work bell to bell, but can't get it done in that time frame. Most days, I show up at 0630 and at least one day a week I'm there earlier.

    My classes start at 8 and I'm doing interventions from 7 to 8 as well as during my lunch break. When I have forth block planning, I loose even more time as my athletes are cutting practice time for interventions.
     
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    My contract hours are 6:55-2:10. I never feel like I have enough time during the school day. I get 1 40 minute prep each day. This year I also have a study hall, which is nice, since it can use it as a prep, too. At my school, most of the teachers leave either exactly on time or by 2:30. Tutoring and clubs need to be done by 2:30 as well. I usually stay later, until 3:00 or 3:30. I'm going to aim to get out by 2:30 most days this year, but so far it's not working out. I have 4 preps, most teachers at my school have 1 or 2. Meetings are supposed to be done by 2:45, and we only have to stay later for parent-teacher conferences, back to school night, and 1 day a year for a duty (our choice).
     
  15. Brendan

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    Our hours are from 7:15-2:20. I arrive at 7 everyday and leave at 3 or 3:30 everyday. I get so much more grading done at work than at home.
     
  16. ahodge79

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    When I taught our duty day lasted 7 hours. I usually arrived 30-45 minutes early (sometimes more) and stayed at least 30 minutes after (maybe not Friday...) I always had about 3 hours of lesson planning to do on the weekend. I fairly often did school work in the evening. A few times a year I would go in on a Saturday to do a full cleaning and get ready for the week. I could only do that because I was in a portable.
     
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    My hours are 7:30 - 3:30. (Student's hours are 8:00 - 3:00). About 20 minutes less than 8 hours. I wish I worked exactly that many hours (and minutes), and I would have everything done and planned for. I come in anywhere between 6 and 6:30 and leave between 5 and 5:30.

    We have staff meeting 3x a week (Mon. Wed. Fri.). They are from 4:00 - 5:30. And we tutor on Tuesday and Thursday between 3:15 and 4:30. But, I don't get paid for it, it's my own choice to help my students :)

    We don't get paid for working weekends, but once every two weeks I go in for a full day (8 - 3) to prep my classroom for the coming week, finish grading, look over everything, etc...

    That way, I really don't have to take much of anything home with me.... Yayy :)
     
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    We work 7:30-3:30. Daily staff meeting at 7:40 for 20 min. before we pick the kids up. We have kids from 8-3:15, with an hour for lunch & a 44 min. prep each day. One day a week we have 2 44 min. preps.

    I'm in about 7:15 & leave by 4p.m.
     
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    We are contracted from 8:05-3:00. Although, we have been told that we have the shortest day in the country. I could never get all of my work done in that amount of time. I usually get to school between 7:15/7:30 and I leave around 5:00/5:30. We have two meetings a month from 3:00 to 4:00. I try not to take work home, although I do my lesson plans during football games on the weekend.
    We are also contracted to do 4 events outside of school hours. Back to School Night and conferences are a must. The other two we get to choose. I will be marching in a parade this weekend to support education.
     
  20. Windy City

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    Whew! I'm glad I'm not a high school teacher. Those are some early mornings you all are putting in! :)

    We're 8:30-3:15 for our contract. Teachers do not do duty at my school. I'd say I usually arrive at about 7:45 and leave around 4:30. Most of my extra hours are spent fine tuning things rather than just trying to catch up. I don't have any reason to rush home right away, so I linger around and take my time doing stuff. If I need to, I usually put in a power night at school and then leave right away for the rest of the week.
     
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    Our hours are from 8:00-3:30, but usually I get to school about 7:15 and don't leave until about 5:00...sometimes later. I take papers home to grade while watching tv. I get a 50 minute break, and every-other day I get an extra 20 min. break. I'm a first year teacher, so I'm still getting into the swing of things.
     
  22. bros

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    In the school I am observing in, school starts at 9:00, teachers arrive at around 8:40. School ends at 3:20. They can leave any time after that (unless they have a meeting after school, of course)
     
  23. lilmisses1014

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    No kidding!! I'm a morning person, but I don't know how much I'd like having to show up at work before 7AM!

    My contract hours are 8:10-3:35. I'm usually there between 7:30 and 7:45. When I tutor after school, I leave around 3:45... but when there's no tutoring, I'm there until 6:30 or so. Tonight I didn't leave until 7:00.
     
  24. SciTeacherNY

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    Our contract hours are 7:30-3:00. I usually get to school aroun 7:10 and leave about 3:30. I never go in on the weekends, unless I want to catch one of my student's games, but that is totally optional.

    We are on an 8 Day schedule. Days 1-6, I teach 6 periods. Day 7 and 8, I teach 4. I have no duties.

    I teach HS in NY.
     
  25. QQQ

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    This was so informative- I now have a good idea of what I'm looking at if i go the public school route. Thank you!
     
  26. deedee

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    Wait your supposed to leave school ???? You mean you arent supposed to spend crazy hours at school???

    :haha:

    WAY more that the allotted hours we are supposed to work ...the life of a first year teacher! :)
     

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