BEU negotiators won prep periods and “duty-free” lunches at the bargaining table — and individual teacher control of them — apart from bargaining meeting or consult time. Here are examples of teacher activity for which time is needed. Note that none of these work activities include meeting with one or more colleagues. Clearly, if all of the meetings are going to happen, more time is going to have to be reserved for it at the bargaining table.
Can you think of other activities to add?
Lunch and Prep Period Activities
New curriculum planning / piloting (individual)
Cross-disciplinary lesson planning
College / private school recommendations
Elective contact with colleagues
Field Trip Planning and Paperwork
Learning new Technology
- Progress Reports and Comments
- Grades and Comments
- District and non-PSB behavior and psych assessments
- EdB’s to prepare for IEP meetings
- “Missing Work” reports for parents