I am making a career switch and hope to become a high school English teacher. I am curious as to what the "teacher life" is like. For example, are you required to do lesson plans for the entire week and hand them in to be approved before you teach them? What 'homework' does the teacher have to do? How do you enter grades? I am 30 years old and I went to a small private elementary and high school in NY. The teachers would handwrite lesson plans and grades and give them to principal. I am now up for a high school English position in a public school in California! Big change! What does a teachers schedule look like? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!