I have been a high school teacher for coming on 14 years, in 8 schools, in 2 countries. While teaching still is enjoyable, I feel with the near completion of my PhD (in physics), that I am ready for a new challenge in academia.
I have no illusions though, it will be challenging to even get into academia. I know I also have to be published (have 3 peer reviewed papers published).
How should the skills developed in high school teaching be touted to be relevant for academic postions?