I am a middle school Language Arts teacher in Central Florida. I have been teaching for twelve years and am a National Board Certified Teacher. I am also the mother of two preschoolers, but have significantly less experience at that job. While I have been a traditional teacher for most of my career, I am trying to find ways to make what I am teaching more relevant to my students (and to me). I am trying to balance what I want to do with what I am required to do. I am trying to move from the teacher I used to be to the teacher I hope my kids get when they are in school. I am trying to all of this with little free time and no money. I am a teacher in transition.