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Now, when I say “board”, I am referring to chalk, wipe, or SMART. So why are we teaching? Utilizing your graduate degree for a teaching career is an appealing option for many bench scientists. In graduate school, I knew that teaching was a plausible career choice for me. The more teaching experience I had under my belt, the more I realized how much I loved to teach, and that it was something I was actually good at doing. I was in a very different place in my life at the end of graduate school as compared to the beginning. My priorities had changed quite drastically, as I am sure is the case with many of you. I found that teaching can provide the work-life balance that is right for you. While not guaranteed, in ...