Originally published on USAtoday.com on October 24, 2022
What is the best advice you ever got from a teacher?
From words of wisdom about organization and getting enough sleep to asking tough questions and encouraging necessary risks, teachers continue to craft the minds of students daily.
And sometimes, the lessons stick with us for a lifetime.
We recently asked people across the United States to tell us about the most important thing they were ever told by a teacher. The responses ranged from thoughtful and sincere to offbeat and whacky.
From student athletes and band members to home-schooled students and church parishioners, here's what a student submitted about her Spanish teacher at California Virtual Academies.
Student: Emma Soto.
Teacher: Thomas Beeman, Spanish teacher at California Virtual Academies.
Advice: "Failing a class is not the end of the world. I failed a semester of math and still made it through college and into my career, you will be able to get through to yours, too."
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