I wish I knew then what I know now

Author : Ellen Cohn, PhD ,

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