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Re: [teacherartexchange] Class load and prep periods


From: Lin Altman (linalt_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Aug 12 2010 - 17:33:44 PDT

Right now, I have 6 elementary classes a day. 4 of the 6 classes are a class and a third, meaning I have as many as 30 students in a class. Does anyone else have these high numbers?


On Aug 12, 2010, at 8:46 AM, Karen Mitchell wrote:

> In Texas, the state requires that each teacher have a minimum of 45 minutes of duty-free prep time every day (or 225 minutes a week, divided differently). On my high school campus, we have negotiated to have 2 prep periods every day, but we may be assigned a duty during one of the prep periods. This usually happens a few months before our state-mandated testing, when students are pulled out of electives and specials to receive extra tutoring from math/science/english teachers.
> As far as I know, there are no regulations regarding the number of different preps one teacher can have. In my department, one teacher has 8 different preps and another has 5. I have 2.
> -Karen Mitchell
> Pasadena High School
> Pasadena, TX
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