Editor's Note: Mark Gardner, NBCT, is a high school English teacher in southwest Washington state working in a hybrid role that also allows him to work on professional development experiences for teachers. The views expressed in this blog are his own.
As with most jobs, there are advantages and disadvantages of being a teacher. If you love working with young people, teaching may be right for you. However, if you are looking to make a positive difference in the world, there are downsides to this career as well.