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Old 08-04-2006, 06:50 AM
 
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How much time do you have for planning? I recently found out that I have not been allotted a planning period for this year, although the administration said they will work something out. I normally stay for about an hour after school anyway, but I feel like I am entitled to planning time without students in the room during the day. Does anyone else do without? How does it work?

By the way, there is no union.



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30 minutes a day. Technically the time before kids get there and after they leave is supposed to count too. My time is in my contract. The admin can't mess with my time unless they mess with my contract and the union wouldn't let them do that.
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:11 AM
 
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two entire periods a day (6th and 7th) to plan.
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My contract allows me about 6 hours of planning a week. I have an uninterrupted hour each day and an extra 45 minutes once a week. I alos have about 20 minutes before school and 20 minutes after school. My goal this year is to use that time effectively so that I will not have take things home or stay extra late.
Make sure you talk to your admin. because there has to be sometime for you to plan. Do you teach an elementary grade? If so, do the kids go to specials (p.e., music, etc.)? Could that be the time that you use?
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:38 AM
 
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We do not get any planning time. We do not have any special programs like music or art, etc. that could be used as a time away from the kids. All of our planning must be done on our own time.


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Old 08-04-2006, 08:55 AM
 
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by law we have to get 40 minutes of plan time a day. That is our students activity time.
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No planning time here either....hmmm maybe I could plan durring the 15 minutes I get for lunch!!!
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:23 AM
 
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We get 15 minutes before and after school, forty minutes a day while the kids are in PE and Music, and 50 minutes every 6th day for Art. It is written into our contracts that if we don't get a planning time, the district must pay us $15 per hour for the time that we were suppose to get. IEPs, conferences with parents, team time etc. are all to be done during planning time. We are not reimbursed for any of those.
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:25 AM
 
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30 minutes a day during our resources like pe, art etc. But every other week we don't have art so then we don't get any planning on that day. It's sad. A lot of us end up getting to school extra early or staying extra late to compensate. It's not right.
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planning time..
Old 08-04-2006, 09:37 AM
 
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We get 55 minutes three days per week. We also get 20 minutes 5 days for planning (recess time) unless you have recess duty. Last year I had recess duty every 4th week for 2 days per week. I am not sure how recess duty works in my new school...something I have to find out!

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Old 08-04-2006, 09:47 AM
 
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30 minutes of planning per day is allotted. But in that amount of time we are required to take our students to specials and bring another class back. By the time I get that done and use the restroom, we're talking about 20 minutes.
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:57 AM
 
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We get 30 minutes three days a week, and 45 minutes twice a week. Art and LIbrary are the longer preps. at my grade, but the lower grades get only 30 min. for that. What I don't like is that the 4th and 5th grade building gets longer preps. While their correcting of work takes longer (I taught at that level for years,), the lower grades need much more set-up time for many of their learning activities. We also have an Enrichment teacher who comes in and is certifed. We can use the 40 minutes she is in to do planning, but we are not supposed to leave the room, so technically, it's not a prep. I don't think prep. time language is in our contract (hence, the variablity across the grade levels), and we do have a union.
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Old 08-04-2006, 10:01 AM
 
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we get 2 half hours for music a week, 2 half hours for PE a week, and 1 half hour for library--so 2 1/2 hours a week--sometimes it works out to be 1/2 a day...a couple years i had 2 preps a day, so some days i had none.

also, our counselor comes in for 1/2 hour a week--i try to stay in my room, but if something MUST be done before my next break, i'll run and do it then....but i use that 1/2 hour to plan as well.

i feel sorry for those of you that have no preps--and have short lunches, too! (we have a 15 minute recess and a 45 minute lunch--no duty)
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Old 08-04-2006, 10:29 AM
 
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We get 50 minutes while our students our in specials plus 30 min after school. Although the 50 min during the day is often taken up by meetings....
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:01 AM
 
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Last year we were supposed to get an hour of planning time a day. A half hour after lunch (when the kids were at recess and having DEAR time, an aide was supposed to come and watch them during that time) and a half hour during specials. We rarely actually got the half hour after lunch because the aides rarely showed up and also didn't do a very good job of paying attention to the kids on the playground, so I ended up watching them myself many times. I suppose the 45 minutes we're required to be at school at the end of the day after students leave is supposed to be planning time as well, though I usually use that time to straighten up and get ready for the next day.
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:25 PM
 
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oops! i forgot to mention that at my school (and some others in the district--the ones that were trained to use it effectively) grade levels have 2 and 1/2 hours every 2 weeks to collaborate to desegragate (sp?!) data and work on meeting student needs with support services and basic collaboration--we love it! (but getting ready for the sub all the time sucks--we usually have the same sub, and our collab. is always at the same time on the same day, so they do get "habitualized".)
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We do have a UNion
Old 08-04-2006, 01:58 PM
 
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We get 250 hours per week. That includes 10 minutes before school and supposed to be 15 minutes after school daily. Each teacher gets 4 50 minute planning times a week on avg. Those who do not get either ~$35 per week extra or 50 minutes of time some how.
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Old 08-04-2006, 02:00 PM
 
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I got 40 minutes a day. I can't imagine not having a potty break time!!! We are NOT allowed to leave the kids unattended, so when would you go?!

We don't have duty-free lunch, but at least we have a teacher table to sit and eat with adults.
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:24 PM
 
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We have a daily 50 minute conference/planning period and a daily 30 minute duty free lunch. No unions here in Texas. Also, at my school we have a 20 minute morning recess daily. We have 2 of the 4 teachers in the grade level go outside for duty and the other 2 stay in for tutorials, but lots of days we don't have anyone for tutorials, so it's just an extra 20 minutes free.
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:30 PM
 
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I get 2 periods per day. One of those is used (or at least part of it) working with others on my team, taking care of discipline etc. The other hour is just for my planning. I feel blessed to have this time. I can get so much accomplished in this time, it frees up my evenings for my own children.
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:59 PM
 
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45 minutes a day 4 days a week during music/pe time. Fridays music/pe is 1 hr. We also have a 30 minute library time once a week that we are totally free during. Every other week my kids go to counseling for 30 minutes. Our counselor usually tries to back our counseling up to our lunch or library time so that we can get a full hour in there. I have had some times that she backed it up with pe and had an hour and 15 minutes
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Old 08-04-2006, 06:25 PM
 
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I get 45 minutes every day and an extra 45 minutes on Friday when my students have computers. I love Friday because my reg. plan time and the extra 45 minute computer time is back to back right at the end of the day so it's like I'm done 2 hours early every Friday.

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get a union organized!
Old 08-04-2006, 07:51 PM
 
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There is no protection from anything -- from your administration, principal, or even the school board--without some sort of union backing...take my word
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Thanking my lucky stars (and the union!)
Old 08-05-2006, 09:14 AM
 
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I have 3 40-minute specials each week and 30 minutes of library time. I have 60 minutes after school Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. On Wednesdays, the kids get out early so I have 145 minutes. I also have duty-free lunch. So, adding all that up I get about 475 minutes of paid planning time per week (not including lunch). That's about 8 hours. And, the union's about to bring up in bargaining session the fact that we have more contact time than middle or high teachers. Who knows what will happen then?! My advice is to start a union, pronto!
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