A few years ago I had time built into my schedule for flex time - what a
mess... "why does she have more time? "(Actually most of out teachers are on
the heavy planning time - can be 2 1/2 hours a day for some - Spanish,
computer etc...) What will be scheduled etc... We had teachers calculate to
the minute what everyone had ...
I ended up spending more time on acting as a resource for everyone else that
I couldn't keep up with my class preps. Watch what you say you can do with
that time, and how many classes you might work with. Our educational reform
act is 10 years old - the arts and humanities are assessed in grades 5 and 8
- and again in high school. I ended up focusing on those grades and pulling
things together for all of us to incorporate into classes. Can you work
with other specials to do this?
I would have a real problem as a teacher being given lunch duty etc - I have
told my principal that if it is good for one group of teachers it is good
for all, and that the schedule illustrates what is important to the school.
It is dangerous to create a hierarchy of teachers, and it sends the wrong
For this coming year I am working with a group of primary teachers in a
vertical team (inquiry based or so we say!) and I will have common planning
with them at least one day a week. I will also have 4th and 5th with one
common planning with 5th.
Best of luck -
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