“Teaching is not a 9-5 job, it can’t be, even if you’re the most effective teacher…”

Agree or disagree? Heard an admin say this (generally have a good relationship with them) and am curious for input…

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Nope. That’s just how admin guilts people into free labor - usually of the administrative variety.


My answer to that is, "Maybe so. But I will decide what work I do after hours, when I do it, where I do it, and even if I do it. Sometimes, it's going to have to wait until the next day."


Honestly, once you get your stride and learn to be more efficient, it can be a 9-5 job, with occasional weekends when the class turns in research papers. ;)


I agree, but it's seems now with the work; I'm always running to catch up

It is for some people. It could be for all teachers if we had reasonable expectations, manageable course loads, class sizes, and resources.


Totally agree

Not if your a performing arts teacher


I mean, first hour starts at 7:30 so in a literal sense for sure...

Yes, it's definitely not 9 to 5 because we go home and do MORE work!! I'm exhausted most evenings and can't wait for the weekends to rest a little bit.

It is if that’s your only thing. It’s like any job: work smarter, not harder.

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