I seem to remember a thread for teachers on AP, although I don't think I was ever very active in it. I went to college to become a high school English teacher but by the time I got to my senior year, I was so dissatisfied and discouraged by my field experiences and the standards that I was expected to teach to that I all but decided I was never going to be a teacher (I even opted out of my student teaching, meaning I'd still get my degree but I wouldn't get a teaching certification). Then I graduated and stumbled upon this Montessori school in the same town where I went to college and it totally changed the trajectory of my life. I worked there part-time last year and am almost done with my first full-time year now. I teach in a classroom of 1st through 3rd graders, and they bring me so much joy on a daily basis that I can't imagine doing anything else for a living. I've also been doing a lot of reading lately on unschooling, which I think is pretty much the coolest thing a parent could do for their child. Recommended books if you're interested in learning more about it are The Teenage Liberation Handbook and Home Grown: Adventures in Parenting off the Beaten Path, Unschooling, and Reconnecting with the Natural World. Anyone else here a teacher? If so, what do you teach and how long have you been doing it?