TEP Teacher Work-Day
Teachers should be spending the day teaching and learning. They should also be involved in a variety of activities that develop their capacity as leaders of the school community. To meet these redefined expectations, TEP teachers work professional hours as follows:
The following is a typical schedule for TEP Middle School teachers.
*Twice per week, TEP middle school teachers stay at school until 5:30 PM to participate in team meetings. One day per week is a grade-level team meeting. One day per week is a Whole Faculty or Department meeting.
Note A: TEP’s Professional Development model is focused on peer learning – master teachers learning from one another through structured observation, co-teaching, and debriefing. Every TEP teacher spends at least five total periods each week observing, being observed, and debriefing/planning with a partner teacher (teacher pairs rotate each trimester). This unique structural feature provides built-in time for teachers to plan and implement interdisciplinary units with one another.
Note B: Teacher independent work includes work on whole-school service roles. As TEP believes that teacher leadership outside of the classroom leads to a stronger school community, each teacher takes on ONE whole-school service role outside of the classroom. Learn more about whole school service roles.