I have taught in public schools in Utah for 10 years.
Variety is the spice of life. Our students need it too! I like to present my materials in as many different ways as possible so prevent laziness and boredom in my students and myself.
Just the typical over-worked, under-appreciated teacher. No honors or awards to speak of. Just a whole lot of sleepless nights and hard work.
I am also a poet. But the payout for that is even worse than for teaching.