Your Teaching Story
Tell me about you and your experience as a teacher. FYI, you don't need to answer every question.
Some demographic information will be asked for so that I can look for trends by years of experience, gender, region, etc. Your individual responses will never be shared unless you opt to have a quote shared.
Your identity is no one's business but your own, and I have no plans to share it with anyone in any way. I do not collect your email address unless you want to share it. If you would like to contact me, please do, at
Are you currently teaching in a K-12 environment?
No, but I have in the past
How many years of teaching experience do you have?
This is my first year
1-3 years completed
4-7 years completed
8-12 years completed
more than 12 years completed
At what level do you currently (or most recently) teach?
Beyond High School
What subject do you teach?
Where do/did you teach? (check all that apply)
Outside of California
Outside of United States
This school year, you have been teaching:
Fully remote so far, no plans to return to campus
Fully remote so far, planning to return to campus in spring 2021
Started the semester remotely, but now on campus in hybrid or hyflex model
On campus in a hybrid or hyflex model
We were on campus, but are now remote
Fully on campus, with all students , no hybrid, no hyflex
Why did you become a teacher?
Since starting teaching, prior to the pandemic, would you say your satisfaction level with your teaching experience has changed?
Yes, it had increased significantly
Yes, it had increased somewhat
No, it had stayed the same
Yes, it had decreased somewhat
Yes, it had decreased significantly
What is your current overall satisfaction level with your teaching experience?
How has that changed since the COVID-19 pandemic started?
For the worse
For the better
What do/did you enjoy most about teaching?
What do/did you find to be the most challenging aspects of teaching?
Have you ever considered leaving teaching? If so, why?
If you have ever left the teaching profession, did you return or would you consider returning?
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing educators today?
Please share anything you would like to about being a teacher or if you want to expand on any of the previous questions.
Can I quote you? If so, what can I include?
Do not quote me
You can quote me, totally anonymously - no name, town or state
Yes, you can include my name
Yes, you can include my state
Yes, you can include my town
If you would like to share a specific quote that could be used in a blog post or other report, please include it here. You can use your full name, first name, or no name. Or, if it's a quote from someone else, include their name (for instance, Einstein).
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