How often are you pulled to cover during your planning period(s)?

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  1. MrTempest

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    I would love to get pulled to cover a class during my "planning" period.

    Why? Because I would rather cover someone elses class instead of going to the "Professional Learning" room as we are required 4 times a week to oddly look at each other while we are babysat by academic coaches.
     
  2. Ima Teacher

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    Here teachers aren't guaranteed a free planning period either. It makes a lot more sense to pull a sub to cover a class than to take a teacher out of a meeting to cover a class.
     
  3. TrademarkTer

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    Sounds like you're really being treated as professionals!
     
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  4. futuremathsprof

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    A ten-period day?! Seriously. What are the class lengths? How do you have time to do anything?
     
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  5. whizkid

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    Probably gonna have to do this tomorrow, smh.
     
  6. Reality Check

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    We were pulled at least 2 times a week from our prep periods. A third time was usually avoided because they were contracted to pay us if we were pulled for three or more periods in a week. The word was subs avoided our school due to the violence.
     
  7. zmp2018

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    The classes were 40 minutes long. My subject was blocked, so we had 80 minutes. I do not know how the non-blocked classes got anything done. Once the students finally settle down and attendance is taken, there is less than 40 minutes to actually do some meaningful learning.
     
  8. DinoTeach

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    We get paid if we do, and it's always an ask--the admin can't force us to do it.
     
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  9. Teacherb

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    We get pulled to sub just about every day too--I also teach in "thug city" and it is awful most of the time.
     
  10. MissCeliaB

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    I was pulled yesterday for the third time this school year. A teacher left school sick and I had to cover her class for 25 minutes.
     

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