Flip that sub plan

5-6 class periods, 25-35 students per class, 2-3 different preps, 5 days a week.

That’s the typical schedule for an American high school teacher, and as I have noted before, it doesn’t allow much time for professional development, reflection, or even creative preparation, let alone absence.

Just staying on the treadmill – keeping up with planning and grading during after-school and weekend hours – can feel like marathon training. [continue reading…]

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