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Re: [teacherartexchange] Class load and prep periods

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From: Lin Altman (linalt_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 14 2010 - 11:50:09 PDT


Wouldn't it nice if they paid us for those extra kids!!

On Aug 14, 2010, at 10:05 AM, Gayle Parent wrote:

> Yes, I have numbers as high as thirty, plus 4-5 kids from the ED program who may be autistic or otherwise emotionally disturbed. They come with an aide. I just learned that we have added a kindergarten teacher, and that means that I will now have one and one third classes of kindergarteners at one time. That is not good news. I love them, but 30 kinders at a time is not a great idea.
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> On Aug 12, 2010, at 5:33 PM, Lin Altman wrote:
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>> 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?
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>> Lin
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>> On Aug 12, 2010, at 8:46 AM, Karen Mitchell wrote:
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>>> 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.
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>>> 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.
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>>> -Karen Mitchell
>>> Pasadena High School
>>> Pasadena, TX
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