Transitioning from a career in academia to teaching secondary school: Editorial 


In an editorial for Nature, Anne Marie Conlon profiles academic scientists who have transitioned into careers as secondary school teachers. Conlon explains that while scientists working as secondary school teachers may have to accept lower pay than they would receive in academia, they also attain greater flexibility, stability, and the chance to “[pass] on a passion for science to the next generation.” The author provides tips about how other academics could make a transition into secondary school teaching, including reflecting on one’s motivations, viewing change as an opportunity rather than a failure, and seeking out training.