Kia Ora from New Zealand fellow teachers. I am new to this site, so am finding my way around. My question today is (and it's rather arbitrary), how long does roll call usually take you to do for each of your classes before you get into the teaching? I'm a student teacher myself (not yet done my practicum in schools), but have been told by a number of teachers of the time it takes to take roll call and settle the students before actually doing any teaching. One teacher told me, in some classes, by the time he had taken the roll call, figured out who was absent (and why), and settled them down, there was only 30 minutes left of actual teaching! Does anyone else experience this?