Treasured Time (Teachers)

A paradigm shift came to me, when I was thinking in terms about the amount of time teachers teach our students.

In Singapore, teachers of Mathematics see our classes of 40 students approximately 5 periods of 40 minutes each week, 30 weeks in each year. Multiplying this together, per lesson, we are utilising 1,600 minutes of our students’ time and in a week, 8,000 minutes, and in a year, 240,000 minutes, 4,000 hours or 167 days of our students’ time.

How much more should we invest in planning for every lesson to ensure that our students get the most out of the time we have with them?