Okay if you want to teach than just do it, but "less stressful" HA HA!!! I have taught 3rd and 1st grade and I can tell you all it's one of the hardest jobs in the world. You have no nights or weekends off because you are spending your "free time" making centers, lessons, data, and grading about 700 papers (7 subjects x 20 students x 5 days a week= 700 papers). Oh parents will call you 24/7 at dinner time or 10 pm or 6 in the morning on weekends! Summer is nice, but you are planning your future curriculum and going to professional developments. And you don't slap things on a calendar. You have to use standards and tools. Then your evaluated based on how you teach. You can't teach relaxed, it's all hard core teaching now. I'm so tired!!! I love teaching children because I love the feeling you get when a child learns something new, but personally...when I come home I want to leave work at work. I want that balance between home life and work life. I am married don't have children, but I don't want to teach or model this type of lifestyle to my future kids. It's not fair to my family. So anyone wanting to be a teacher, really research it! I am switching to do what I wanted to do in the first place, nursing! I know nurses have stressful types too, but teaching is life consuming.