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  1. muxziem

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    During the week, what time do you get up? When do you arrive at school? What time do you go home? What time in the evening (if any) do you stop working on school-related work? When do you go to bed?
     
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  3. MrsC

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    Up at 5:00, without an alarm. The school day is from 8:30 to 3:00; I arrive at about 7:00 and usually leave by 4:00. I try not to do more than 30 minutes of focused school work in the evening (I do most on the weekend). I'm in bed with my book by 9:00pm.
     
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    Up between 4:34 and 5:00, at school by 7:45. I leave school between 4:00 and 4:30, and do whatever school work I need to do. I'm usually in bed by 9:30 or 10:00.
     
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    I get up around 5:30, am at school at 7:30, give or take. School starts at 8:10 and goes til 3:00. I leave from 4:00-4:30, and I generally do not take things home with me. I'm in bed by 10:00.
     
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    I get up around 5. I arrive at school a little before 7; my contract time starts at 7:30. I leave school between 3:45 and 4 PM; contract time ends at 3:30. I never come in during the evenings. I go to bed between 9 and 10.
     
  7. ms.irene

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    Wake up at 6am
    Leave home at 7am(ish)
    Get to school around 7:20-30 depending on when I left the house
    First class starts at 8:20
    Last class ends at 2:30, Office Hours end at 3pm
    Most days I leave at 3:15-3:30, once or twice a week I stay later (4-4:30)
    We have weekly meetings that end around 3:15-3:45 depending on the group (starting at 2pm), and a monthly staff meeting that goes until 4:45
    I don't take anything home, and rarely work on the weekends (grading at a café)

    This is year six in the traditional classroom for me, year nine overall counting online teaching. My first couple of years, I worked seemingly around the clock! I can say that it really does get easier!
     
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    Up by 5:30, pretty consistently. Out the door by about 6:30 (30 minute commute, so arrive at 7am). Contracted time goes from 8-3:30. I'm here until usually between 6 and 7:30, then home half an hour later. Occasionally I'll work on some stuff, but not always (plenty on the weekend, though). My goal is always to get to sleep by 9:30, but it tends to be 10-10:30 :p
     
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    I used to get up early (5:30 ish) but I just can't do it any more. I'm too much of a night owl. I wake up at 6:30 and am at school between by 7:15. Luckily I live mere minute from my school, but that's going to change soon when we move to a new house that's about 15 minutes away. I'll just have to suck it up and get up earlier.
    Contract time is until 3:15, I'm usually here until 3:45 or 4. We have scheduled meeting days once a week that last until 4:30 usually, and a few times a month a meeting will go until 5. I go to bed anywhere from 11-midnight. I know, way too late, but I manage okay.
     
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    Forgot to add that I also go to bed around 10pm, earlier if I'm exhausted, later (1015-10:30) if I feel like living dangerously ;)
     
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    I see I'm not the only one who goes to bed after 10:00!
     
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    I'm up between 4:30 and 5:00 am. My school hours are 6:30-3:00. I don't stay late and I don't bring any work home.. Usually in bed by 9.
     
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    I am up at 6:20 am. I get to school around 7:30. What time I leave depends on if I have anything to do after school, but I usually leave school between 4 and 4:30. I get to bed then between 11 and midnight.
     
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    Part of the reason I ended up getting a fitbit a few days ago, was to track my sleep and make sure that I was getting enough, as I think that truly affects my confidence level. Hopefully it'll motivate me to get a full 8 hours more often! (Plus do a bit more walking outside of between the portables and building... :p )
     
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    I don't even last past 10 most Friday nights -- I usually end up falling asleep on the couch during a movie :)
     
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    When I started teaching, I would arrive at school between 6:00 and 6:30 AM, and work until 9:00 to 11:00 PM. Over the next few years, I settled into shorter 10-12 hour work days.

    My state did away with our incremental pay scale, so that now what you make your first day is what you make your last.

    In response, I arrive at 8:00 AM and leave at 3:30 most of the time. I refuse to sacrifice my life for the sake of people who demonize and betray teachers at every turn.
     
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    I get up at 6:00, leave at 7:00, and arrive right around our contract starting time, which is 7:30. My contract day ends at 3:30. Most days I have some sort of meeting or other obligation, and sometimes I walk with a friend from school. On a typical day I leave around 4:30-5:00. I will sometimes answer emails at home if I feel like it, but I don't usually do school work once I'm home. I go to bed around 11:00-12:00 and it usually takes me awhile to fall asleep.
     
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    I get up at 5:30, leave around 7, and get to school by 7:20. Contract hours are 7:30-3:00. I'm at school until at least 4 on most days and I only do schoolwork at home when I absolutely need to. When I need to do work, I often wake up at 4:30am and work for an hour or so before school. I'm useless in the evening, like my brain turns to putty. I'm in bed usually by 10pm. If I'm up past 11 it's a late night for me and the next day is awful.
     
  19. miatorres

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    I've noticed that some of you who teach at the middle or high school level have said that you don't take any work home. Do you grade the students' work during your prep period? Or do you assign your students to grade each other's work? If not, how do you make it possible so you don't have to take any work home?
     
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    I grade during my planning period. I also grade quickly after school. I limit large projects to one a month in each subject. We do a lot of seminars and self-assessment. I grade while students are doing independent work (just grading quick things: journals, warmups, etc.) and I grade while students do SSR or while my film students watch movies a couple of times a month.

    Still, I do occasionally bring work home, but I prefer to do my planning at home and my grading at school. Less to carry around.
     
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    I do my grading on my prep, before school, at lunch, and after school, on the days I stay late. If I have a big essay or set of tests, I might work on those on the weekend, but rarely. I don't grade everything I assign, just enter points for completion for practice/HW/CW, and only truly "grade" major assignments. I've learned it is impossible to grade everything you assign.
     
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    Elementary level here but... While I'm sure most teachers have brought stuff home with them now and then, if it's your normal to spend hours grading at home every night, you probably are grading too much.

    Which makes me wonder what you're doing with your prep time.

    I once heard (here?) of a teacher who rarely took stuff home or stayed terribly late. She was criticized until she pointed out that many of the chronic overworkers were wasting a lot of time doing the trivial stuff that comes up, if plain not getting caught up in chatting with colleagues. Meanwhile, she was doing work focused and fast. The moral of the story: a little efficiency goes a long way.
     
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    What some teachers are doing with their prep time are attending IEPs and making copies for students. Teachers have to make their own copies at those schools. There are still at least few schools that don't have the option to make most or all student assignments paperless because they lack the resources to do so.
     
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    Is anyone really spending all prep, every prep, attending IEPs? Plenty of teachers still make copies but don't require an hour solid every day to do it.

    ETA: I really don't mean to sound rude, but this notion of when to correct things and the time of preps seems it would boil down to time management in most cases.
     
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    Awake between 5-5:30. Leave the house at 6:00. Arrive at 6:30. Morning meeting is 7:05-7:35. Classes begin at 7:45. I leave promptly at 3:30 (okay... 3:25) daily.

    I get all of my daily grading done during my prep times. On Friday, the entire English department has independent reading day. I plan all my lessons for the following week at that point. Whenever I have essays, tests or bigger assignments due, I usually end up grading those on Saturday mornings.
     
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    I have to be at school by 7:45 am. I set my alarm for 6 am, usually get out of bed between 6:30-6:45.
    Schools is over at 2:00 pm, I most of the time go home right after (within 10-15 minutes), occasionally I stay for an hour (once every 2 weeks).
    I go to sleep usually kinda late 10, 11 pm, sometimes I stay up until midnight, and sometimes, like last night I go to sleep after 9 pm. I don't work on anything at home, if I ever do it's one day for a few hours.
    I do some of my planning during 6th period when the kids are doing online learning or sometimes right before school, and sometimes during the school day on Fridays.

    We have no prep period, technically our prep is right after school, but we don't have to stay, we can go home.
     
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    During the week, what time do you get up?
    6:00am

    When do you arrive at school?
    Between 7:15-7:30

    What time do you go home?
    Between 4:00-4:30

    What time in the evening (if any) do you stop working on school-related work?
    As a general rule, I don't bring work home.

    When do you go to bed?
    11:00-12:00
     
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    Ugh. The story of my life. I haven't found the balance between what and what not to correct / look at, and tend to overload myself. Grading-wise I've gotten better, but tend to need to look at too much of their work due to worrying about whether or not I'm best identifying areas they need to work on.
     
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    I've discovered that the longer I hold onto an item, the more discerning I become about grading it. This is both good and bad.
     
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    So true. I find I'm able to just recycle some papers at that point, as there'd be no point. Then again, I find I have fewer assessment scores when I needed to have a few more to show where they're at. For me though, it's really more the papers to look at...I get completely overwhelmed because there are more and more papers / pieces of work to look at, even if not "grading" officially.
     
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    My students in middle school are expected to correct their own homework. I only grade for completion. Usually I have a quiz or two in each class every week. Most are matching and multiple choice so they're easy to grade. I usually have one, maybe two short answers which are only a paragraph. Longer writing assignments will take more time but they're few and far between in social studies.

    I often grade while classes are doing independent or group work. The students are always free to interrupt me with questions and I circulate every couple quizzes. I also work after-school care and I grade while I can there.
     
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    Core subject teachers who have over 40 students per class period (with over half of the students in special ed) are required to attend IEPs frequently. At my former district, another element that consumes a sizable amount of the middle and high school teachers' prep time is substituting for other teachers when there's a shortage of day-to-day substitutes. There were times when I substituted as many as four days in one week because the sub shortage was this severe. At other middle schools, some teachers don't even receive a prep period. Unless they teach an elective, this is one reason why many of these teachers have to take work home.
     
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    I'm similar.
     
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    Teachers are such hard workers.

    Y'all who get up at 4 or 5... :confused:
     
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    I think different schools have different requirements/plan times and what may be possible at one school may not be possible in another. Past my first year, I've never taken home much work, but I've also never worked anywhere that required very detailed lesson plans to be turned in like some principals required. On the other hand, efficiency does play a big part. My team is always marveling about how I seem to get everything done so quickly and wonder why they spend so much longer at school than they do, but really I just use time better than they do. They are often spending before/after school and planning times chatting, getting coffee, etc. The other day we had an unexpected 10 minutes between meetings and I used that time to get a ton of paperwork done. They all went to get more coffee and spent the whole time chatting, which is fine, but then don't complain that you have to do your extra work after school. Our Kinder teachers also famously stay at school until 8 or 9 pm many nights, but they are often spending time making cutesy decorations, props for lessons, and other things that are mostly "trivial" as you mentioned. I think it's perfectly acceptable to have a classroom mostly "decorated" with student work, even in Kindergarten.
     
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    Up at 5:30, at school by 6:20. Home by 3pm. In bed around 9.

    School day for teachers starts at 7, students enter at 730, school ends at 145. I never officially shut down on when or what work I will do for my class.
     
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    1st year writing teacher at a middle school

    Wake at 4:00 or 4:15 AM.
    Leave for school at 7:15 AM
    Arrive at school at 7:45-8:00 AM
    School finishes 4:00 PM
    I stay at school until 6 or 6:30 -- often until 8:00 PM
    Go to sleep before 9:00 PM.

    Each day I usually had 70 minutes of combined planning period + lunch.

    Usually the mornings I worked on lesson plans, and after school work on grading. But before grades were due, I often did a lot of grading before going to work.

    I actually thought this was excessive -- even for first year teachers. See my related post on the subject: http://forums.atozteacherstuff.com/...lance-is-55-hours-week-the-new-normal.196667/
     
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    During the week, what time do you get up? About 6:45...at least I wake up then. My feet hit the floor by 7.
    When do you arrive at school? 7:50 (required to be there at 8)
    What time do you go home? Dismissal is at 3:10. I do dismissal duty until 3:30. Then I tutor two or three hours Monday through Thursday. Home on those days between 7-8.
    What time in the evening (if any) do you stop working on school-related work? I don't do school related work most nights. Once or twice a week, I'll spend an hour powering through a pile of student work, but mostly I get that stuff done at school.
    When do you go to bed? By 10. I fall asleep most nights watching Bravo . :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm up at 5:15-5:30, leave the house between 6:30-6:45 and arrive at school usually around 7-7:15. Contract time is 7:15-3:15. I usually leave between 3:15-3:30 unless I have a meeting and then it's closer to 4. I don't bring any work home with me during the week. I might work for a few hours on Sunday but that's it. I go to bed between 9 and 10.
     
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    I get up at 6:10am, get to work at 7:30am, leave at 4:15pm, home by 4:30-4:40, depending on traffic!
    I usually get school work done at school (kids don't come until 8, so I have 30 min in the morning, plus I work during my 50-minute lunch break (AM kids leave at 11:30, PM kids come at 12:30pm))
    Sometimes, I'll do "work" at home, like finding new project ideas or writing the newsletter, but I usually try to forget about work when I'm home :)
    I go to bed between 9-10pm depending how tired I am that day :) I'm an old lady
     
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    During the week, what time do you get up?
    6:30 or 6:00/15 (depending on if I have bus duty)

    When do you arrive at school?
    7:55 (or earlier depending on if I have bus duty)

    What time do you go home?
    Around 4:00

    What time in the evening (if any) do you stop working on school-related work?
    Depends on what all I need to do. Some days I don't bring anything home to work on.

    When do you go to bed?
    Depends
     

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