Monday, 25 March 2013

The Invisible Side of Teaching - People for Education Online Community

The Invisible Side of Teaching - People for Education Online Community:

"Working only four or five hours a day is considered by most to be part-time work. Some people do the math on the amount of teacher-student contact time at school and conclude that teachers have sure got it easy. They get paid a full-time salary along with plenty of days off for what amounts to only part-time work. Their math works (thanks to someone teaching it to them somewhere along the way), but their conclusion couldn’t be more wrong.

My own day at the school where I work regularly begins at 8:30, before students arrive, and ends anywhere from 3:45 to 4:45. On those days when it ends earlier, I generally need to do some work from home in the evening. But wait a minute. How could that be possible? What could I be doing without students in front of me?"


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