Hi Chris - that was me with the comment about elementary teachers getting
more prep time. However, that only applies to classroom teachers, NOT the
"specials". We, are afterall, the reason they get so many preps! However, my
negotiated agreement is the same as for "core" teachers. I don't know the
laws, rules, etc for other states, but as far as teaching requirements in my
district we are all alloted the same amount of duties, prep, etc. for all
As for classes getting off track, I have had that happen in the past. There
is no easy solution - do what works for you. Keep notes for yourself so you
know what each class is doing.
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
> However, somewhere along the line, things got out of
> wack. I ran into problems like a noisy class that got
> behind or early dismissals and school holidays not to
> mention the supply differences between the schools.
> So, I now practically have to plan for each class
> individually - and it's making me a little bit crazy.
> PS. someone, maybe the first poster, mentioned that
> elementary teachers get more planning time, but I only
> get 40 minutes before or after school - none during
> the day - is that different from what other teachers
> are getting?