Originally Posted by VAChief
Do you assume a football coach works two hours a week? How much time do you think it takes to plan and then assess 6 hours of instruction a day? This is especially true for math and literacy where instruction needs to be incredibly fluid (based on the student's individual needs and developmental ability).
Competent teachers, not even great teachers need to work all the time to keep up (including planning and professional development in the summer).
Yeah, but that doesn't mean they all do that. I've taught before. Besides why do K teachers get such high pay. The answer is supposedly that it affects young children's attitudes toward education. Doesn't take a whole lot of prep time what's you get down what you need to get done your first few years.