I’ve been in some sort of a school for most of my life. I think I have almost avoided going out into the “Big Bad World” too by staying “inside” education. I’ve gone from Primary to Post Primary, to a couple of Colleges as a student and then into a job as a teacher.
Then, I got a job in the NCTE in Ireland, where I work in teaching teachers about bringing ICT into their classrooms. I’m still a teacher though, so the “Big Bad World” has got closer, but is still an arm’s length away (ish).
I’ve always enjoyed teaching, whether it the students were kids or adults. It’s the buzz of the interaction, the development of ideas (new to me or them) that has kept it fresh for me.
So, the “Big Bad World” will just have to wait a little longer I guess.