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About two years ago, I made an important decision. I decided to leave my life in the lab and become a high school biology teacher. I took this leap in my career without much preparation. When I made the decision, I was accepted into a program where I took classes on education and teaching while I was working in the classroom. Although these classes were somewhat helpful, there are several things that I wish that I had done or known before I made the change. Although I still consider myself a new teacher, I hope that I can give a little bit of advice to those who are considering making this kind of change. In college and in graduate school, I did not take any psychology classes. They just didn’t fit into my schedule, but I wish that I had learned something about psych, especially child and ...