Saturday, 9 May 2015

The results are in: Irish teachers' planning and prep habits

Hi there,

Last week I made a survey to find out about Irish teachers' planning habits. I've looked at the first hundred results. 90% of the respondents were female (a typical representation of the male:female ratio in Ireland), with most responses coming from people within the age range of 20 to 39 years.


Here are some of the findings:

  • Most participants spend between 30 mins and 1.5 hours correcting work on weekdays and less than 1 hour correcting work at the weekend. 37% of the participants don't correct any work at the weekend.
  • Half of the participants spent 1-2 hours planning and preparing lessons midweek while a quarter spend less than 1 hour and a quarter spend more than 2 hours.
  • Only 8% of participants stated that they spend no time doing planning and preparation at the weekend. 
  • 55% of participants said they spend more than 2 hours planning and preparing at the weekend. 
  • 26% of participants said that they spend 4 or more hours planning and preparing at the weekend.
  • 84% of participants do some of their planning at home.
  • While just over half of participants finish all of their school work by 6pm midweek, 36% finish later than 8pm with a tenth of participants stating that they usually finish after 11pm.

So there you have it! If there are any results that you think are surprising or noteworthy, please feel free to comment below or on the A Crucial Week Facebook page.


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