Our "planning" is from 7:50-8:25.
That is with parents dropping in, kids needing to get on i-Ready, trying to retrieve laptops off the computer cart, etc.
We only get 2-3 resources a week (45 minutes) and one of those is taken up with common planning because we can't do it before 8:25 when our actual planning period is.
In a big school where dismissal starts at 2:40, you really only have a little over 6 hours of instructional time not counting lunch.
By the way, how can a school with a media specialist every other week have 60 minutes of "media" time? My class's first trip to the media center isn't until the third week in September.
That's a great question-Chris