I'm just curious how much things have changed over the years. When you began, we didn't have NCLB, Internet, grading software, SMART Boards, budget cuts in the tens of millions, cyber bullying, etc. I'm not using this thread to make you feel old, I'm just genuinely interested in hearing about how things have changed for you. Last year I sat with a 22 year vet at a PD meeting and she told me her job is nothing like when she started. She said her job used to be much more carefree and she felt more respected. She told me that I should stick with teaching in case the pendulum swings back. She promised me it would be the most rewarding career ever. That conversation stuck with me. So tell me about your career and how it's evolved. Would you "go back" if you could?