On planning time--Most of my teachers report that the time they have for
planning equals out to the time in which their students go to art, music,
p.e. or computer class. They don't have any "free" down time, either.
Elementary teachers are with their children almost all the time, except for a
30 minute duty free lunch, if they're lucky.
I have heard that's it's a whole 'nother ballgame for middle school and high
school teachers. Many of them have a whole hour every day..Ah well, they
have other problems to contend with, even at that...