I made a big decision recently about my professional life. I decided to leave my current job and return to teaching. It wasn't an easy decision. It meant earning a lot less money, leaving a great group of people and leaving a few projects of which I was very fond. But nonetheless, in the end, it was really the teacher in me who made the final decision:
I miss teaching kids.
So, now I've finally started sharing the news and its beginning to feel not only real, but pretty scary. After all, a lot has changed since I've been in the classroom 5 years ago.
I just shared the news on Twitter and FaceBook and already the responses I'm receiving remind me that I'm never really alone. Already I have friends offering assistance and opportunities for collaboration. The last time I was in the classroom, things were very different. My PLN was confined to the walls of my building, the fibers in my phone or the community where I taught. I'm so looking forward to teaching now on a whole new level.