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Offline genikisuk

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Re: How many lesson plans do you make a week? I hafta make 9
« Reply #100 on: April 12, 2011, 02:29:14 PM »
I make about 14 a week.  :'(
I teach at elementary school affiliated with the Seoul National University of Education

1 for 1st graders
1 for 2nd graders
2 for 3rd graders
3 for 5th graders
3 for 6th graders
1 for extra-curricular class
1 for debate club
3 for returnees class

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Re: How many lesson plans do you make a week? I hafta make 9
« Reply #101 on: April 12, 2011, 02:38:43 PM »
I used to make about 12 a week (including afterschool classes). However, now that I don't have afterschool classes anymore because of budget cuts, I have to make about 6 a week. It's so much better now. Before with 12 lessons, I was spending quite a lot of time outside regular work hours planning some of them.

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Re: How many lesson plans do you make a week? I hafta make 9
« Reply #102 on: April 12, 2011, 02:58:46 PM »
i usually make 6 lesson plans...
i tour 2 elementary school...
and each school has a each English book;;;;

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Re: How many lesson plans do you make a week? I hafta make 9
« Reply #103 on: April 12, 2011, 03:06:27 PM »
I am reduced down to 6 lesson plans per week from 9. Round of applause to those that have to do more. ;D

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Re: How many lesson plans do you make a week? I hafta make 9
« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2011, 02:10:08 PM »
I have to make lesson plans for grade 3 once a week, gardes one and two once every two weeks. I have to prepare for two afterschool classes as well as a lunch time class a few times a week. It really adds up!

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Re: How many lesson plans do you make a week? I hafta make 9
« Reply #105 on: April 13, 2011, 02:15:22 PM »
I only have to make 3! very lucky!

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Re: How many lesson plans do you make a week? I hafta make 9
« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2011, 09:31:44 PM »
I have to make about 6 - 7 lesson plans per week

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How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #107 on: June 15, 2011, 07:29:53 PM »
I realized I'm making about 18 lessons each week, and only am able to reuse 6 of my lessons due to multiple classes of the same grade (at separate schools, and two grades at my main). I'm working in the countryside, at three separate schools and teach Kindies, 1st - 6th Elementary, and 1 - 3 Middle School. How about you kids?

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Re: How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #108 on: June 15, 2011, 07:38:29 PM »
well, I do 2 a week as I teach at a middle school and for this semester, I am only teaching grade 1s and 2s.

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Re: How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #109 on: June 15, 2011, 07:40:41 PM »
I'm making 19 a week and reuse only 3 of them.

It's actually only frustrating and overwhelming when you actually stop and start counting and comparing to other people.

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Re: How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #110 on: June 15, 2011, 07:43:22 PM »
@Ilikebunny

Dude, I'm with you. 18 lessons, 26 classes. Mind you, I brought the two kindie classes on myself, but I love the little guys and they offered me better than overtime pay. Hard to say no there...

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Re: How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #111 on: June 15, 2011, 07:50:20 PM »
I do two lessons a week. I teach the same lesson 12 times. 

I also prep/teach 2 "activity" classes, where basically I teach art, but each month I get a rotating group of kids, so I can reuse each lesson 3 times.

Interestingly, when i was interviewing for jobs, I would try and ask this question, because it makes a BIG difference in how much work you do prepping (I know I spend about an hour prepping 1 hour of teaching, so if you can't repeat lessons it basically doubles your work load)

I never did figure out how to ask the question, I just tried to figure out other ways to ask it. It's like the prep time here doesn't count as work, or they think you just pull lessons out of your @ss, like magic or something.


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Re: How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #112 on: June 15, 2011, 08:03:22 PM »
23 lessons a week.

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Re: How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #113 on: June 15, 2011, 08:12:20 PM »
I merged this with another thread on the same topic from two months ago.  It doesn't change your poll, though.
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Re: How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #114 on: June 15, 2011, 09:02:12 PM »
Sometimes two and sometimes one. I teach middle and high school boys. If a lesson goes really well, I will tailor it according to the grade levels. That doesn't usually take much time though.

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Re: How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #115 on: June 15, 2011, 09:21:22 PM »
One, excepting when I have extra afterschool and science classes.  Since both of those run two class periods, the most I have ever prepared is about 5 class periods of material in one week.  I'm feeling ambitious for next year, though, and I think I'll try making three lessons for every week, targeted towards different ability (my school separates the 1st and 3rd grades by test score).  I've got a lonely 2 months coming up being spent in a small Kansas town...
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Re: How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #116 on: June 15, 2011, 10:50:35 PM »
Zero. And I get paid a pretty damn good salary. Only in Korea.. :D

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Re: How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #117 on: June 16, 2011, 10:02:59 PM »
I'm pretty psyched on my situation and wanted to share.

I work at a public school. I make 3 lessons each week: 2 for my regular class, and 1 for my after school lesson. I am supposed to make another lesson each week for a non-English teacher conversation lesson. The gym teacher at my school speaks English very well and he insists that I let him make a lesson plan for that class each week. At first I was wary of giving up the lesson planning to him, but he always comes through with a well-made lesson about something he really wants to talk about, so who am I to complain?

Anyway, I make 3 lessons a week, and have 1 made for me.

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Re: How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #118 on: June 17, 2011, 02:24:24 AM »
I teach K-5 spanish and I teach 3 grade levels each.. 3 times a week for 20 minutes! You are very lucky!

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Re: How Many Lessons Do You Make A Week?
« Reply #119 on: June 17, 2011, 07:55:28 AM »
Last semester I was making quite a few. I had morning and afternoon classes, which required a different plan every day. Then there was my regular workload.

This semester... easy street. Usually 1-3 a week.

But I don't use a book, and *for me* it is much harder to plan good lessons with no guidance. There's no topic, target language, target grammar... nothing. People with books have it easy! I have had to make lesson plans on some special occasions using the textbook and it was about 1/6th the time I normally spend to make a plan from scratch by myself.