EDUC 205 DB 4 - What problems are not presented in the...

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What problems are not presented in the reading that might affect the quality of instruction that you are able to provide? The text does a nice job of listing and explaining the four types of school time used in academic instruction: mandated time, allocated time, academic instruction time, and academic learning time (McCullough, 2008). These school times focus on classroom time and instructional time, but what is not mentioned is the ever-growing problem of how much time for teachers is spent in staff and faculty meetings, trainings, conferences, workshops, etc. both before and after school, which can lead to the problem of not having adequate planning and preparation time. Why? Some of this time spent in meetings, trainings, and conferences could be used for planning and preparation for the next day’s instruction. I have worked in schools for many years and I am always surprised when a meeting or a conference starts immediately after school and does not end until well after the teacher’s work day is over. This means the teacher did not have time to
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