Hello all, Has anyone else ever left behind another career to pursue teaching? While I certainly understand that this is a personal decision I must ultimately make myself, I was curious if anyone had any thoughts on this or have actually changed careers over to teaching and have any advice on the process. I'm currently a manager in an insurance claims office (7 years now) and the work has grown quite boring. The reason I'm thinking of teaching is that the part of the job I enjoy the most is coaching and teaching new employees. While I understand this is not identical to teaching in a school setting, I really do like the feeling I get from helping someone understand a new concept. I would be taking the alternative teacher certification (Texas) route. Thanks for any thoughts!