Lately I’ve been thinking of returning to the classroom as a teacher. I loved teaching when I was a teacher. What I hated was the administrative stuff. The ridiculous requirements. The stressful and ineffective testing. Administrators who seemed to care more about politics than the kids who were in my classroom. And while I think that’s actually gotten worse since I left teaching, I’m still passionate about the profession. And I wonder if it wouldn’t be better to try to change education from the inside as a teacher, than from the outside as a parent and presenter.
My husband reminds me of the extremely late hours I kept trying to individualize lessons for my students while still keeping up with the required (though often off-the-mark) textbook work. He also reminds me how miserable I was that teaching seemed to be more about numbers than children. He makes a good point.
But there comes a time when you have to stop talking and start doing.
So I’m thinking about it. Seriously.