Planning time

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  1. rainyday

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    I teach in an Australian school and I am interest in comparing non-teaching time and playground duties.

    I currently gat 2 hours of non-teaching time per week (spread out) and 1 hour per week of playground duties.

    What about you?
     
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  3. Hoot Owl

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    We get almost 5 hours planning time a week. We also rotate on duty by semesters. I have no duty this semester YEAH, but last semester I had it two days for a total of an hour and twenty minutes.
     
  4. MrsC

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    We currently get 190 minutes per week of prep (planning) time--next year it will be 200 minutes. We have 60 minutes per week of supervision duty--recess, bus, lunch, etc.
     
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    I get 2 hours 40 minutes of planning time a week, not counting the kids' recess time. I have 15 minutes of dismissal duty once a week. We have TA's who supervise the playground.

    I can use the recess it to plan if I must, which would be another 2 1/2 hours a week if I actually focused on planning the whole time.
     
  6. Miss W

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    Our state requires 40 minutes of planning time each day.
    We can have bus duty every day (about 5 minutes), and then a recess duty per week.
    Our school has it as the following:
    60 minutes of planning per day (except our Library day which is 45 min.)
    1 recess duty every 6 days (because there are so many teachers our grade level)
    bus duty for a semester (at semester we trade off with our partner)
     
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    I and my Lower School teachers have 8 hours of prep time per week. I have an additional 40 minutes every day for lunch; the other teachers have two 40 minute lunch duties per week.
     
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    I get 1 hour of planning each day, an extra 30 minutes for library time once a week, and the days I don't have recess duty.
    This week I have recess duty twice, (most weeks twice a week), and bus duty for 15 minutes everyday. I also have morning duty once a year for a week.
     
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    We get 30 minutes in the morning for planning time. We also have 20 minutes of yard duty each day.
     
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    I have no additional duties.

    I get 425 minutes of planning time per week--85 minutes per day.

    If you count the 15 minutes before classes start and 25 minutes after classes are dismissed for the day, that's 625 minutes per week--125 minutes per day.
     
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    I get 235 minutes a week for planning (that's 50 minutes MTThF & 35 minutes on W) which isn't much considering I have 6 classes to prep for (& the Yearbook "club"). Once a week I have crosswalk/quad duty (30 minutes total before & after school) & nutrition duty (10 minutes). Once every 2 1/2 months I have detention duty. I do a LOT of work at home.
     
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    By law, we are supposed to get 200 minutes a week of planning. In actuality, I get maybe 30 minutes of planning a week because they always schedule meetings during our planning time.
     
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    I get 7 and a half hours of planning a week, 90 minutes a day. We also get 2.5 hours a week of end of the day common planning, but there are usually meetings then.
     
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    I get an hour of planning time 4 days a week and 30 minutes on the fifth day. (Really, it's about 10 minute less each day by the time I drop off/pick up the kiddos.) IEP meetings are also scheduled during planning time.

    We rotate recess duty. Right now, I have duty 3 weeks, one week off. On duty days, I get a 10-15 minute break for lunch.
     
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    I get 84 minutes of planning time every day. During whichever semester teachers only teach two block classes, we also have two daily 42 minute duties to make up the third block. Some duties, like hall duty, are essential like another prep. Cafe duty, though, is a real chore.

    We also get a 42 minute duty-free lunch period, which some people use as an additonal prep.
     
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    I have 30 minutes per day for planning. Every teacher has morning duty (stand at your door) from 7:40-8:00 EVERY day. I have bus duty every other week from 2:55-3:10. I have to be on the bus until the bell rings, or until the driver is on the bus. Most bus drivers all stand around and talk until the bell rings, so we are usually stuck on the bus until then. We also have to work 2 highschool ballgames each year. We have 30 minutes for lunch with our class. If I want to get any work done, I have to come in 30 minutes early, and stay an hour after school each day. In our last faculty meeting, they mentioned that the school day for teachers will be increased by 20 minutes so you can be prepared when the kids come in the mornings. It won't affect me because I'm there anyway usually, but those who walk out the door at 3:10 every day were griping! When do these people get their work done? They leave empty handed too. I usually have work to bring home with me nightly. There seems to be an endless pile of paperwork to do.

    We have computer lab two days a week for an hour each day, but we cannot do paperwork there even though there is an computer assistant. We do have 30 minutes for music weekly, but I stopped taking my kids because all they do is play useless games and watch movies . They don't have MUSIC at all.

    Wow, I really didn't know this was such a sore subject until I got started!!! LOL!
     
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    I have:
    40 min planning time a day
    25 min of recess duty 3 times a week
    20 min of morning duty once every 4th week (for the whole week)
     
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    I don't get planning time during the day since I teach sped and I have students with me all day. I typically come in early to get an hour or so before my little brood gets here.
     
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    Those of you with more than 45 min per day...how long are you school days??? And where are the kids for 60-85 min each day?!?!
     
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    40 minutes planning per day (Some years 50 minutes, some 45)
    15 minutes recess duty, four days a week. (But I usually go
    outside with my class just to get some fresh air and down
    time.)
    30 minutes "bus" duty in the morning once a week (Hate it! I'll
    do just about anything to get out of it--even pay someone to
    take it! I need time to wake up before dealing with kids)
    a solid month of after school "car" duty-- lasts about 20
    minutes--as we try to get all the kids in parent's cars and
    out of the school. (Hate that, too!)
    occasionally we're asked to sit with our kids at lunch due to the
    monitor being out. Guess what? I hate that, too! I'd rather
    have them eat in our classroom while I sit in the hallway with
    fellow teachers and enjoy our time together.
    tutoring on Mondays for an hour after school--at least I get paid
    extra for that.
     
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    Last year in Australia I got three and a half hours of planning time (otherwise known as DOTT time where I was). I was also in a very small school so one week a term each teacher had to do duty for the whole week for half an hour before school, but that also included feeding breakfast to students that came to school early and were hungry as well as cleaning the staffroom and staff toilets sometime between Friday afternoon and Monday morning, you also did yard duty for 15 minutes a week, but for one of the four terms you did it for two lots of 15 minutes. Plus you have to feed your class morning tea and stay with them for about ten minutes while they are eating.
     
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    I have 55 minutes of planning everyday. I don't have any duties other than hall duty during passing periods. On occasion, I will have to attend an IEP meeting during my prep. This year I have only had to twice.
     
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    Our day goes from 7:50-2:15.

    My students are at their other classes during my prep time. I teach in high school.
     
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    My students are in other classses during my prep time. Our school day is from 8:10 to 3:10.
     
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    My kids are in music for 30 minutes and PE for 30 minutes.
    Our day starts with kids at 8:05 (8:15 is the tardy bell) we are out at 3:00.
     
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    Our school day is 8:25 to 3:00. During prep time, my students are with specialists. We have French, Music, Art, PE, Computers, and Science.
     
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    I get 35 minutes a day in the morning before the students are released to go to class. I also get 45 minutes a day while students are in specials. There's a 30 minute duty free lunch, but I do lunch duty so I don't get that.
     
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    Our school day runs from 7:20 to 2:47. We have 8 50-minute periods per day with one being a lunch. Teachers are off for 3 periods per day--one is planning, one is for subbing, and the other is your lunch. It depends on what hour is your sub period but it usually ends up that you sub about once a week. If you do not have to sub, then yo get an extra planning period.
     
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    I have 3 hrs and 45 mins of planning time. We also have 30 min duty free lunch each day. We all supervise our own classes for recess.
     
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    I have 45 minutes a day while my students are at specials.
    We are responsible for taking our own classes to recess, which is 15 minutes a day.
    I also have morning duty once a week that is from 7:15-7:45 a.m.
    and afternoon duty from 3:10-3:30 p.m.
     
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    175 minutes of prep time per week while kids are at specials, 1 hour duty free lunch everyday plus 1/2 hour every morning meeting/planning time. No required duties.
     
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    We have 9-3.30, with a 30 minute recess and 50 minute lunch. I do yard duty for half of 2 recesses and half of two lunches, plus detention for another half lunch (so 1hr 45 min duty per week). We must get 2.5 hours of planning time each week - at my school we get 3 - I get an hour on Monday and two on Wednesday. At these times the kids are at specialists.

    Local secondary teachers get a third of the duty and twice the planning time.
     
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    Back in the middle school, we all had 35 minutes of prep daily, and a 23-minute lunch "hour." Two teachers did lunch duty daily in exchange for an additional prep period; it wasn't worth it to most of us. The assistant principal supervised bus unloading and loading. We had no recess. Our day officially began at 7:50 and ended at 3:20, and any parents who insisted on dropping their kids off earlier or picking them up later had to park, go in, and sign them in and out of the gym, where they were supervised by the janitor. We had no actual before-school or after-school programs; those are the responsibility of the parents. I think schools who have them should charge the parents the going day-care rate for them, plus the regular hourly rate of the teacher. Apiece.
     
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    I get 120 minutes of planning time per week and about 20 minutes for lunch each day. All teachers have duty during the recess. Two are on the playground and one is inside for students who need to stay in for whatever reason.
     

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