We were all so honest about PLC's. -so- Are your planning periods effective? Do you manage your time well? I recently got a planning period. It's about 30 minutes long at the beginning of the day. As a self-contained teacher, I've never had this at any school I ever worked at. I am very grateful for it, and I have experienced less anxiety about the day ahead just by having this time. However, I feel like it's not long enough to really finish anything. Most of the time I just check my e-mail, use the bathroom, organize a few things, and get ready for the day ahead. Suggestions are appreciated.