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Re: What's it like to teach in a middle/high school? (I'm elementary)
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2010, 02:30:59 pm »
I teach elementary, and for the person who was wondering about whether we plan less, I'd say it depends on the school and the co-teacher (as most things seem to:)

My co-teacher has told me she doesn't want to plan. I do 100% of the planning and 100% of the classroom managment. In total I plan 7 different lessons for each week (counting my afternoon classes which I officially teach alone). I also have friends who show up at their elementary jobs and their co-teacher has done all the prep. There seems to be much variation in the expectations.

I do find it a fair bit of prep, but it is managable without sacrificing too much of my weekend. If I'm on task at work I can usually stay pretty on top of it.

Hope that's helpful!