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Do teachers/professors have vacations when kids have it?

So, do teachers/professors have vacation when kids have it? In my canton every six weeks kids have 2 weeks vacation. Does that apply to their proffesors/teachers?
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Old 13.02.2021, 10:37
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Re: Do teachers/professors have vacations when kids have it?

Yes.

The schools close during these periods.

For example, next week is carnevale vacation, kids and teachers are home, schools closed.

In the case of the 11 week summer vacation, teachers start back a few days before the kids.

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Re: Do teachers/professors have vacations when kids have it?

If there is no mandatory meeting or training to attend, teachers may go on holiday anytime during that designated period. However tempting it is to assume teachers continually have holidays, the reality is that most teachers work evenings, weekends and parts of their holiday to ensure quality lessons.
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Re: Do teachers/professors have vacations when kids have it?

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Yes.

The schools close during these periods.

For example, next week is carnevale vacation, kids and teachers are home, schools closed.

In the case of the 11 week summer vacation, teachers start back a few days before the kids.

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You know that’s such bs, FMF. Professors I know work even when school is not in session.

The one in my house is meeting with a student online right now.

Teachers do prep, continuing education.

I know you are cynical about education, but really....I disagree.
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Old 13.02.2021, 11:21
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You know that’s such bs, FMF. Professors I know work even when school is not in session.

The one in my house is meeting with a student online right now.

Teachers do prep, continuing education.

I know you are cynical about education, but really....I disagree.
It's as if other professions don't work longer hours & work over the weekends just don't get the long holidays that teachers get. I have known teachers doing other work during their extended holidays, hence my comments.
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Old 13.02.2021, 11:26
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..just don't get the long holidays that teachers get..


Doesn't feel that long. Honest.
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Old 13.02.2021, 11:48
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It's as if other professions don't work longer hours & work over the weekends just don't get the long holidays that teachers get. I have known teachers doing other work during their extended holidays, hence my comments.
You know, in the US, some faculty are paid for a 9 month contract. Often stretched to 12 months so there is something coming in every month. And in Unis, adjunct faculty are paid per course miserly amounts.

So, to your point, teachers in the US often take up summer jobs, other jobs.
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You know that’s such bs, FMF. Professors I know work even when school is not in session.

The one in my house is meeting with a student online right now.

Teachers do prep, continuing education.

I know you are cynical about education, but really....I disagree.
Well, on the education part: The teachers in our local schools here seem to have at least two days per year where they all go on some education, and then there is no school. I would have thought they could do this during the holidays.
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Well, on the education part: The teachers in our local schools here seem to have at least two days per year where they all go on some education, and then there is no school. I would have thought they could do this during the holidays.
Maybe ask a teacher or three, or better yet the schoolmaster, why they don't. It would remove the necessity to speculate.
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Sooooo not true. Do TV news people get paid for 3x a day 30min?

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Sooooo not true. Do TV news people get paid for 3x a day 30min?

The school I went to in the UK had the staff work 6 weeks over the summer holidays doing 'summer school' where various corses were offered. I guess they had to do some prep for that as well.
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The school I went to in the UK had the staff work 6 weeks over the summer holidays doing 'summer school' where various corses were offered. I guess they had to do some prep for that as well.
I can imagine that, the unies I worked for also had summer schools but nobody cares whether one is or isn't part time.

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Well, on the education part: The teachers in our local schools here seem to have at least two days per year where they all go on some education, and then there is no school. I would have thought they could do this during the holidays.
The people running these edu courses for teachers would be on hols too, I think.

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Re: Do teachers/professors have vacations when kids have it?

No.
They have - depending on age - 4 to 6 weeks holiday a year. During school holidays they work about 15 hours a week (with this they also compensate working about 50 hours/week during school time), preparing lessons, studying new school-books etc. etc., preparing big exams. In some cantons they have to be present several days before school starts up (for example Basel and as it seems Tessin) There is an article here but it's in German.

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So, do teachers/professors have vacation when kids have it?
I just mis-read as "vaccination". I need hols.
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Re: Do teachers/professors have vacations when kids have it?

I admire anyone who can spend the amount of hours trcahers spend with a group of 25 kids and instill in them knowledge, respect, way of life etc.
I could never do it and if I did, I know I would need A LOT of rest to be able to manage this with nerves of steel and not end up shouting at the kids.

Do I envy the long holiday? Heck yeah, wish I had those for my job of course at my same salary.

Do I envy their jobs? Nope. Hence am grateful they do what they do, many many of them so well! But indeed like a previous poster I feel the days for "education of teachers" could be taken during said holidays.... Having an extra 2 days off after 2 weeks holiday does feel a bit like taking the piss
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... and Wednesdays ???
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... and Wednesdays???

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... and Wednesdays ???
They’re the day between Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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