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I wish I didn't have to lesson plan/prepare on the weekends, but there are just not enough hours in the day, especially when you have your own kids at home. THEY should be my priority and I shouldn't have to feel guilty about that.

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Unpopular opinion—Don’t. And don’t feel guilty about it. It’s time to start prioritizing our health and our families over a system that will 100% treat us as expendable. Just stop. What will happen if you stop using your weekends to work? You won’t have perfect lessons—oh well. You might be behind on grades—so? Be a great parent, your own children will remember that. I‘ve very recently realized my school cares 100% nothing about me other than I am someone to fill a chair, maintain order, and take attendance and I have suddenly decided I’d rather my own kids have a great mom than a bunch of strangers kids have a great teacher.

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Right. Do not feel guilty. Our children need us. I have three, and my second born is struggling in three of his high school classes; one of which I can help, the other my husband can help, and the third, my oldest will start helping. It’s overwhelming. I have to be there for my children. I work so hard for a part-time position that the district does not recognize worth making full-time. I love my students, but I have to do the best with what I can currently give at the moment. My family comes first...always.

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The replaceable part scares me.....

You’re so right! I spent last Saturday from morning until late night lesson-planning. Today I found myself going down the same hole and forces myself to stop at 2:30, went apple-picking with my 3 boys, made dinner and it’s now movie night. This is so hard to balance!

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40 years of teaching... I work every weekend!

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We are all first year teachers all over again.

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I’m unapologetic in the way I feel. If the administration wants it done ie lesson planning they will allow me time during the day to do so. My reasoning is this, the administrators should know what it takes to pull of a day in the classroom, if they want it to occur they will pay me for my time I work, if not replace me. If they have to replace enough teachers somebody will eventually look up and say where have all the teachers gone and start to realize that teachers should make at least as much money as a high school drop out deboning chickens in a chicken plant.

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My thoughts exactly. With all the double work expected this year, I honestly told my team it’s ok to fail. Nothing will change if we work ourselves to death. Now are they working too hard? Yes.

Same here. I work every day and every weekend to make lessons for the upcoming week. The only thing I’m doing differently this time is I’m not spending my own money on science lab essentials. I always do the doing a normal year.

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I keep this message on my phone to remind me of what should be important.

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You have to set boundaries and stick to them. If not, they will keep adding more.

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That’s why as a profession we are where we are.

I sit down on Sundays about once a month and plan for a whole month. I dont have children, so I have more flexibility. My challenge is all the 'trainings' they throw at us with the same due date and only give us a week.

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