Can I ask roughly how long you spend writing each lesson plan and preparing the resources when you're on placement please? Obviously, I know that this is going to vary hugely from one lesson to the next but I just mean as an estimate. I've done part of my final teaching placement and now have two weeks off for Easter. I am so determined to do a really good job of this placement that I have really been putting the hours in but it's meant that I'm getting less sleep which I'm not happy about. I am without fail, up until the early hours each morning. I find that doing the lesson plans is pretty quick and I try my best to be organised. What takes the time is preparing/buying/making the resources and flipcharts. I want my lessons to be exciting but it would be nice to have some time for relaxation as well. I've been told that I need to be more confident and look like I'm enjoying placement more but the class teacher I feel, couldn't be further from the truth. I don't wear my emotions on my sleeve but I've really enjoyed teaching so far. There is room for improvement but it's been a year since I was last on placement so it takes a while to get used to the routine and to get to know a new class. How many hours (as a very rough guide) should be devoted to planning each lesson would you say?