planning periods or prep time

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  1. cheer

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    I was wondering about how much time everyone gets to plan during the day. We are given 2 planning periods a WEEK. Thats it.
     
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  3. wrice

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    Really?!? Ouch! You must not work in an area with a teachers' union.

    Sorry to tell you, hour in the morning and 90 mins in the afternoon for me.
     
  4. Proud2BATeacher

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    I only get 1 hour of prep a week on Wednesdays, but that is only if the teacher who is suppose to give me prep is at school and not doing any admin. work and if none of my students are sent back due to their behaviors. I do work in a district with a union and because my school is so small, this is allowed...:huh:
     
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    I am required to stay until 3, so that is 45 minutes a day afterschool. We have grade level planning for 45 minutes on Wednesday.
     
  6. MrsC

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    During the school day, we get 210 minutes/week of prep time.
     
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    This year, we have 60 minutes a day, plus a 30 minute lunch. Next year we go to block, and since it is in our contract to have planning each day, we will have both A and B planning, so 90 minutes a day. We will be teaching one more class, and our class sizes will be bigger. Plus, most of us will have more/new preps. We have no clue what lunch will be like.

    When I taught elementary, I got 45 minutes a day. In one district, we had duty-free lunch, and in one district we did not. In that district we got a extra 45 minutes twice a week, on our library and science lab days.
     
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    I get 50 min a day IF there are no meeting schedules. There's always at least one meeting going on so my planning time gets cut short.
     
  9. Bumble

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    I get 45 minutes daily for prep time. We have about 2 meetings per week. I would be VERY upset if a specialty teacher spent back a student of mine who was not behaving. Most of the time the kid acts up for me too. The only difference is I have the kid ALL day. I need my prep time.
     
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    Depending upon the day, anywhere from 90 minutes to 150 minutes. That is not including a duty free morning recess of 15 minutes and a duty free lunch of 30 minutes.
     
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    We get 45 minutes a day. We just found out last week that their will be no subs called in for specialty classes. So if a specialty teacher is out we must keep out kids in our room.
     
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    I get 55 mins a day, except for Thursdays when we have our grade-level common planning time.
     
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    We get 40 minutes a day for planning when our kids are at their special. One of our specials teachers was sending kids back from her class and then telling us they weren't allowed to come to class(behavior issues) - we cleared that up real quick! We also have a 45 minute common planning/professional development time each morning before students arrive where we meet in grade level teams and vertical teams 2 days a week each, with one morning reserved for staff meetings.
     
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    By contract we get a 30 minute duty free lunch. In addition to this time we also have a set amount of prep time in our contract, but I'm not positive on exactly how long it is.

    I basically have a guaranteed 30 minutes per day. Tuesday I have an extra 30 minutes and Thursday I have an extra 15 minutes. In total I have 195 minutes per week...not including lunch.

    If we have a delay or early out there is a chance that we will lose our prep time for the day.
     
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    40 minutes four days and then 60 minute one day...
     
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    It varies each day depending on my special. Usually about 30-40 minutes, except one day (25 min) and another zero minutes.
     
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    I'm not sure exactly how much is written into our contract, but I have 30-90 minutes per day, depending on specials. In addition to that time, we also have 45 minutes in the morning before the kids come, 45 minutes during lunch (30 to eat, 15 to prep), 15 minutes during recess, and 30 minutes after school.
     
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    We have a prep of 45 minutes and then an academic planning period that is another 45 minutes. The AP time is for us to meet as a grade level/content area.
     
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    50 minutes during the school day other than a few days here and there - state testing days, field trip days, etc... (less than 10 days a year I would guess). We also have 45 minutes after school without students each day. We meet with our grade level once a week and after school once a week for meetings.
     
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    On a typical school day I have an hour of prep and a 30 min. duty-free lunch. I meet with my grade level team once a week and have a meeting about assessments and struggling students once each month.
     
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    I don't? I get 80 minutes on friday afternoon at a different building where I meet with the other 7 elementary art teachers. But really isn't prep time b/c I can't prep at the schools I teach at. I travel to a 3rd to pick up supplies that are stored at our home base you could say. My prep time is in the morning..but I have to spend that time doing random other things as I'm not at one building every day of the week or am hanging things. So I guess it's like 30 minutes, but I also have 6 different preps to do each day b/c I teach 7 grade levels. I usually prep for my afternoon classes during my lunch. I just don't have time to do it all in the morning..and can't really do it ahead of time b/c my boiler room doesn't offer me much space for extra things.
     
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    Our contract gives us 6 periods each week of 40 minutes...so one day a week we had two preps for a total of 80 mins and the other days its 40 mins. And we also have a 40 min duty-free lunch, too.
     
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    We get 120 minutes/week (30 minutes /day Monday to Thursday).

    However, we also do 135 minutes/week of supervision.
     
  24. mkate

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    I haven't started my new job yet (and I don't know all the details yet) but when I did my student teaching, my CT had zero prep time...
     
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    I have a good amount. Hold on, let me do the counting....

    I have about 5.5 hours of planning time during the week PLUS the time after school when the kids leave which is another 3 hours. A lot of our time gets easily booked with meetings. It takes a good 3 hrs of that to do homegoing and communication. The real burner though is me. If I was more focused, I could get more (but not everything) done. That's on me. I need and am grateful for those breaks. Because that's the way my body shifts, I come in when I'm most alert (morning) to get the stuff done.

    Oh, and I get duty free lunch (30 min) 4 days a week.

    I'm using up one of my preps though to fulfill college requirements. Sigh.
     
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    1/2 hour every morning, 8-8:30(M-Th) before kids for meetings, planning, prep; on Friday we can come in at 8:30

    185 minutes per week in addition- breaks up into mostly 40 minutes per day for 4 days, 25 minutes for the last day- depends on what 'special' the kids are at...

    PLUS, one hour duty free lunch.

    :)
     
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    We get five 45 min planning periods, one 30 min planning period each week and 30 mins of duty free lunch daily.
     
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    we get 43 minutes a day - but when you factor in picking up the kids and dropping them off really, you get about 35 minutes a day
     
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    well, plus a lunch period, that I usually work through, adn 30 minutes after school, or however long we stay.
     
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    I have 45 minutes a week. That's it!
     
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    We have a 60 minute planning period every day and since we sub in-house, we have a 60 minute sub period so we often get that hour off also. We also have a duty free 60 minute lunch period. If we choose to do lunch duty then it is 30 minutes everyday for a 9 week period and we get paid extra for it.
     
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    We have 30 minutes daily before the school day begins. We have 45 minutes daily when our kids are at specials. We also have an extra 45 minutes once every three weeks when we meet as a PLC (professional learning community) to work on our common assessments. We meet as a team once a week (if we're lucky!) and meet with title 1, ELA, paraprofessionals, every three weeks at PLC. It honestly doesn't feel like much at times, but compared to what some others have, I think I'll have a little attitude of gratitude! ;)
     
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    Wow, I thought I was the only one that had a small amount of planning. I also learned that some people have ALOT of planning. I can only imagine how much more creative, if I had more time,I could be. I am jealous LOL
     

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