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A Blessed Life
By Glenda Puett


What is teaching like today? Who should do it? And who shouldn't? This Education World series features essays on teaching by teachers as they answer the question, "If you had it to do all over again, would you still become a teacher?"

My life has been so blessed by being a teacher. I would choose this profession over any other again and again. There is nothing more fulfilling than the brightening of a childs eyes when understanding has occurred in his or her mind. That aha! experience is the most exciting one in life. My goal has always been, that by facilitating those aha!s, my students will seek those experiences as a crucial part of their journey though life. This is my thirty-fifth year of teaching, and even though many negatives have been thrown at the teaching profession, the joy of inspiring the personal learning of each individual child far outweighs any adversities teachers face today.

About the Author
Glenda Puett is an enrichment specialist at Peters Elementary School in Union, Oklahoma.

Teaching is a challenge. Because so much of a teachers profession is caring about children, creating ways to improve personal teaching is a sixteen-hour-a-day-seven-days-a-week job.that continues through the night in a teachers dreams.

Teachers are seemingly not appreciated by society.until each individual member of our society remembers that special teacher who made a positive difference in his or her life. Teaching is all about making that difference. Teaching is all about hope. Teaching is the most important career path that anyone could choose to take. Its a blessing.

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