How long do you spend planning?

I called in sick today due to a viral infection and stayed at home feeling guilty about falling behind at work. So after my doctor’s appointment, I opened up my laptop and started filling out my planner for next week. As soon as I created a black template for next week, I started wondering how long it will take to plan a full weekly lesson in one sitting.


When I’m curious about something…I can’t let it go. So I decided to try and measure it out hoping that curiosity doesn’t kill the cat.

Drum roll… It took 6hours 20 minutes excluding meal and toilet breaks.

I understand schools operate differently and have different expectations on how detailed the planner needs to be depending on curriculum priorities.

I thought it would be interesting to compare different expectations and the time you spend outside work hours planning.

So I wanted to share the product of my 6 hrs and 20 mins:


Screenshot of a math lesson:

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Here is a link to my full weekly planner: Term3Week4Planner

Thank you for visiting 🙂