Well i started teaching intro to algebra for one of the colleges in my area last friday. I usually get atleast somewhat nervous when speaking in public but to my surprise it i was not nervous at all. I had two classes back to back 9-12:40 then 1:00-4:40. The first class went rather smoothly but the second session had computer system trouble but still went fine. Needless to say i was pretty tired after lecturing for that long. It felt good to be in a education setting again since i had been away from a school clasarsroom for 15 years. My business involves a lot of face to face interaction so i guess it could be why i was not nervous. I hate wearing suites and it was annoying working in one for that long but rules r rules. I got a lot of attention from the female students and boy i tell ya they dig teachers. I am married and it would be unethical to date a student but man it is pretty distracting being stared at in that way. This was a developmental class which prepares students for college level math and the difference in the competency levels of the students is huge and makes the class challenging to manage. Some students are skipping ahead while others are having trouble keeping pace. It remains to be seen if i will be successful at this new career but it is a new experience for me and i figured id share it with you. Maybe if you work in the education field you can give me pointers or share some of your own experiences.