I am a relatively new (3rd year) English teacher who is wondering what is NORMAL in terms of numbers of preps for high school teachers (specifically English). Right now I have 4 preps for each day (5 classes total). Is this as unusual as I think it is? I am very overwhelmed by the lesson planning and feeling as if I often have to let one thing slip in order to plan well for another. So, first of all...is this at all normal? Second of all, does anyone have advice for how to deal with this situation? It is hard to feel on top of your game when you are torn in so many directions.