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Re: Planning time for lone directors?
I was the lone director at a charter school and had a similar schedule. I'm usually one to keep my head down and work until the job is done, but after several weeks of working until 9:00 or later I decided to see if I was being inefficient. I made a list of every one of my responsibilities and I found that the only way I could get the work done in less time was to work on administrative tasks during class (independent practice). I just don't think that's a good model for learning a musical instrument, so I went to my school director with my list and asked for their "advice" on how to be more productive with my time and have some work-life balance. They had no clue that I was doing so much and they changed my schedule to give me an extra planning period (Teaching 6 out of 8 periods instead of 7). I would get pulled from my planning time often to cover for another teacher who didn't have sub, but it was still a big help for me.