Retired in 2007 from 32 years of full time teaching English/Language Arts. Started selling at TeachersPayTeachers that same year. I'm still teaching summer school every year and filling in occasionally as a long-term substitute as needed. Also coached football and track for most of my career, so my approach to education has taken on attributes of "coaching" kids through skill-building experiences. I don't believe in merely passing on "declarative" language. Kids who have me as a teacher generally agree, I do things differently.