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Defined by Teaching
By Cossondra George

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?"

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I would most assuredly become a teacher again. My teaching career defines me -- it is who I am.

I love my middle school students. Their enthusiasm for life and learning also keeps me enthusiastic and young. I know that I make a difference. I know I touch their lives. I know I help them grow. That is just such an amazing validation for all the hard work and long hours.

I just cannot imagine myself doing anything different. When I picture myself, it is with my students.

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Cossondra George

Cossondra George, who has a bachelor and master degree from Northern Michigan University, teaches math and technology at Newberry Middle School in Newberry, Michigan. In her ten years at Newberry Middle School, she also has taught special education, American history, consumer education, and public speaking. She is a member of Teacher Leaders Network where she is an occasional diarist. Cossondra also is a technology integration coach for Michigan's Freedom to Learn program. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially in such outdoor activities as snowshoeing, beach walking, and waterfalling.

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