Starting this week, we'll be running a series of reflections -- honest, measured, and sometimes bittersweet -- from teachers who are grappling with the question of whether to remain in the teaching profession.
Often, what teachers need in order to stay in the classroom is permission to step out of it for a time. It gives us perspective, balance, and new skills.
As a science teacher, I learned a great deal by putting on my writing teacher hat. I also learned how important it is for students to see how all content can relate on an interdisciplinary level.