Plan your post-break return
The most important thing to decide when you return to teaching is where do you want to teach. It is vital to understand what potential employers would be looking for before you commence your job search. Then, you could plan to upskill yourself as needed.
Try to be different
The biggest challenge would be to adjust to your expectations. The students could be more demanding with regard to learning needs and parents also encourage them. Again, technology is extremely disruptive and you should be able to use the latest technology to engage with the students. And, of course, you should be ready to establish the basic framework with regard to classroom management.
Build your social media image
Teachers returning to their profession must be ready to build their social media reputation and engage with various stakeholders - students, parents, colleagues, and administrators. The best practice would be to maintain a distinct professional account.
Getting back to the teaching profession
When looking for a teaching job, substitute teaching could offer an opportunity to transition into the classroom, offering returning teachers a way to gain experience in the latest teaching trends and thereby overcome resume gaps. Leverage your professional network to find out any substitute teaching work. Other options include identifying some online teaching jobs or starting a search for a full-time teaching job, once you have updated your credentials, planned the return to work, and prepared for an effective job search.