💬 Four hours Saturday morning, four hours Sunday morning, all unpaid work…

Replied to Four hours Saturday morning, four hours Sunday morning, all unpaid work… (Bianca Hewes)

I’m not trying to make any profound or novel point about teacher workloads with this post – Gabbie Stroud started that with her Guardian article – I just needed to share where I’m at right now. I’m looking forward to a time when I’m not forced to choose between cleaning my house, hanging out with my sons and husband or helping my students. It’s a horrible choice that just foments resentment.

One of the challenges that I find is that many seem to be adding assessment for as well as maintaining the the same amount of assessment of. Tom Barrett talks about innovation compression. At some point something breaks.

One response on “💬 Four hours Saturday morning, four hours Sunday morning, all unpaid work…”

  1. Yeah, you’re right there… we haven’t dropped the summative assessment, and definitely picked up on the formative. The new HSC has dropped summative to a maximum of 4 tasks for each course, which is great, BUT the new English syllabus requires a wider range of written forms, meaning more prep/formative assessment needed. Tough one, indeed.

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