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Is it easy, or can it be difficult?

From the outside looking in, the life of a high school teacher may seem easy.

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Life as a high school teacher

Teachers have long, luxurious summers and only work the hours of a school day. Wrong. The life of a teacher can be very challenging and complex.

The workday

Contrary to popular belief, teachers don’t only work the hours their students are in lessons, and their workday ends much later than most parents suspect. The average day of a teacher can look something like this:

  • 8 am – Arrive at school and begin preparing for the day ahead
  • 9 am until noon – Solid teaching hours
  • Noon until 12:30 pm – A short lunch break
  • 12:30 until 1 pm – Sit with any students or colleagues who require a one-on-one meeting
  • One until 3:30 pm – Solid teaching hours
  • 3:30 until 4:30 pm – Host extracurricular clubs or attend staff meetings
  • 4:30 until 6 pm – Mark student work and create lesson plans for the following day/week

Holidays and weekends

Teaching is a career that can be very hard to leave at the end of the day. For example, if a teacher doesn’t want to spend a large portion of their weekday evenings marking books in school, they will have to take the work home with them and complete it in their free time, usually at the weekend. Equally, while summer break may seem like a long and relaxing vacation for teachers, a large portion of it is usually spent by teachers in summer schools or in summer camps across America to subsidize their modest salaries.

Aside from the physical workload teachers often have to cope with on holidays and weekends, there is a mental load that teachers have to deal with too. When dealing with matters as important as a child’s well-being and education, it can be hard not to let thoughts about work dominate their mind when they are trying to relax and have a break from the school environment.

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Although incredibly rewarding, the life of a high school teacher can be both physically and mentally draining. If you have an idea about how to improve the life of local teachers in your area, visit the Classful website today and see what difference you can make!