50 is plenty | chriseyreteaching

Recent news stories of 60 hour weeks,  Debra Kidd’s honest reflections on her experience and the subsequent debate on Twitter have led me to a thought on teacher workload – 50 is plenty. This is something I’ve said for a while, suggested in my book, and have tried to live by. But now I want to argue it little more strongly. 

Here’s the solution – what if we just stopped each week once we reached 50 hours? After all if the problem is too much work, logically the solution has to be less work.  If the problem is too many hours then the solution must be fewer hours. Am I making sense? At the…

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