I spent 13 years between teaching middle school and high school, as well as some adjunct work at the graduate level. For the last two years I have focused on working in my field, but now I am ready to come back to teaching - not full time, but as an adjunct professor. I find I really miss the interactions found in the educational environment, and I really miss working on curriculum and thinking about how to best structure activities for learners.
I don't regret taking some time away from it at all. I think it will make me a better teacher! I have learned so much about what it is really like for so many of our students when they graduate and "get a job".
Are there other people who are on the fence for their careers? Lets talk!