Best advice from a teacher

Posted by Cindy on Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The kids are back in school (OK I am trying not to be too excited about that) and time for the learning to begin.  What is the best advice you ever got from a teacher? 


Mine: Mrs. Anderson, my 8th grade Algebra teacher's advice given to the entire class.

"God gave you a brain, use it and don't always ask me for the answers"

Please share and we will draw a winner next Tuesday for a give-away of a fat quarter bundle of our new organic cotton fabric line of Zoofari.



  1. The best advice I got from a teacher was: 'Open your eyes and see the possibilities and let your heart find the right path.'
    by Lee
    August 30th, 2012 at 10:52 a.m.
  2. "Your garment should look as good on the inside as it does on the outside." She would grade our project and then turn it wrong side out and take 1 point off for every notch not trimmed or hanging thread! I have often had folks ask me if my vests are reversible. Nope, just the way I learned to sew!
    by Peggy
    August 30th, 2012 at 10:56 a.m.
  3. Best advice I have heard a teacher give is what she referred to as the Golden Rule - "Treat others as you would treat yourself". As a teacher myself, I always told the children that there is no such word as "can't" and to "never, ever give up."
    by Sheryl
    August 30th, 2012 at 11:03 a.m.
  4. My mother used to say that all the time!
    by Jo
    August 30th, 2012 at 11:14 a.m.
  5. My Physics Teacher, Mr. Hart, was trying to convince the class of the dangers of Skydiving. He told us, "The moment you jump out of the airplane everything has gone completely wrong--and, after that your praying that one thing will go right!" He was trying to convince us on another occasion of the stupidity of suicide and he told us: "The problem with suicide is that it's a long term solution to a short term problem" Anyway, fun and interesting thoughts from the immortal Mr. Hart!
    by Ryan
    August 30th, 2012 at 11:22 a.m.
  6. Best advice, there are some things you need to do or try even tho you don't like them. Teaches you discipline.
    by Jane Brown
    August 30th, 2012 at 11:28 a.m.
  7. "Remember which one of us is the teacher, and which is the student."
    by Shirley
    August 30th, 2012 at 11:51 a.m.
  8. My 5th/6th grade teacher was very old school, and she insisted that we use manners, even in our responses to simple questions. When she took lunch count, it wasn't "yes" and "no", but "yes, please" and "no, thank you." After a while, it just became a habit even out of class. I appreciate that she took the time to teach us lessons for everyday life even beyond the reading, writing, and arithmetic.
    by Amy
    August 30th, 2012 at 11:57 a.m.
  9. It may hurt to work hard sometimes, but the results are always worth it! (HS math teacher, vb coach and track coach)
    by Heidi
    August 30th, 2012 at 12:04 p.m.
  10. I was the tallest in my class until Jr. High. In third grade Mrs. Smith told me, "Stand up straight. Someday you will be grateful that you are tall." She was right!
    by Laurel
    August 30th, 2012 at 12:09 p.m.
  11. When you have a job to do - do it "right away, all the way, with the right attitude"
    by Cheryl
    August 30th, 2012 at 12:18 p.m.
  12. I was always the tallest in my class until junior high. I started hunching down in 3rd grade and Mrs. Smith kept me in at recess and said, "Stand straight and tall. Someday you will be grateful to be tall." She was right!
    by Laurel
    August 30th, 2012 at 12:19 p.m.
  13. How horrible is it that I can't remember one word from any of my teachers? Oh well, bright side...
    by Rae
    August 30th, 2012 at 12:22 p.m.
  14. The best advice I was given was "If you push yourself just a little each day, you will be amazed how far you will go."
    by Melissa Corry
    August 30th, 2012 at 12:35 p.m.
  15. "Never stop asking questions! Especially when searching for a solution." Dr. Jolly sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com
    by Beulah
    August 30th, 2012 at 12:53 p.m.
  16. The best advice I ever got came, not from a teacher, but from my Great-Aunt Ruby, a great "teacher" in my life just the same: "Take all the advice you can get, then do as you please!" I live by it every day!
    by Shelly Pagliai
    August 30th, 2012 at 1 p.m.
  17. "The greatest risk in life is not taking a risk (by doing nothing)." This quote actually came from an Ann Landers column at the time I had to make a very hard decision in my life, and I have lived by it ever since.
    by Terri in BC
    August 30th, 2012 at 1:03 p.m.
  18. Do unto others as you would have others do to you. christina112358 at gmail dot com
    by Christina
    August 30th, 2012 at 1:16 p.m.
  19. "Yes, you can!" ~ The mantra taught and reinforced by my 6th grade teacher.
    by Colette W.
    August 30th, 2012 at 1:37 p.m.
  20. We lived on an island in Alaska... lots of boating. In 9th grade I hear this quote... but for the life of me cannot recall who said it. "A ship in port is safe... but that is not what it was built for." I want to say it was Mr. Bone. I do recall it came from a male teacher I had that year.
    by Ann Revard
    August 30th, 2012 at 2:05 p.m.
  21. I was having trouble with something and my teacher told me she knew I could get it if I kept trying.
    by Mary
    August 30th, 2012 at 2:14 p.m.
  22. Hello! my teachers taught me lots-I do remember them saying "You can do this" many times! Thanks for a swell giveaway!
    by Linda
    August 30th, 2012 at 2:28 p.m.
  23. A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.
    by Jocelyn
    August 30th, 2012 at 3:01 p.m.
  24. My volleyball coach/tennis coach/business teacher said, "Sports will not always be there, but these other hobbies will." He let us miss practise to do other activities like music. He was also an artist. He knew that there was more to life than sports.
    by Colleen Lunt
    August 30th, 2012 at 4:07 p.m.
  25. Best advice I ever got was from my Algebra teacher... "Don't take geometry." LOL! He was right too!
    by Belinda
    August 30th, 2012 at 4:09 p.m.
  26. The best advice was treat others as you wish others treated you...
    by montseperez
    August 30th, 2012 at 4:48 p.m.
  27. Thanks for the giveaway on Hopeful Threads.
    by Mara
    August 30th, 2012 at 5:04 p.m.
  28. My mom is a teacher and she had a lot of great sayings, if I left the house in a bad mood she would say "If you think a bird is going to #%*& on you, then it will" in other words keep it positive and good things will come! Like a lovely FQ bundle!
    by Mara
    August 30th, 2012 at 5:16 p.m.
  29. I don't know if this is the best advise I ever received, but my dad always told me, ” do as I say, not as I do.” :) thanks for the giveaway!
    by Diane
    August 30th, 2012 at 5:39 p.m.
  30. If at first you don't succeed, try again.
    by Pat G.
    August 30th, 2012 at 5:43 p.m.
  31. The best advice was to make every minute count. This was followed by a great example of a teacher always looking to improve something in her classroom.
    by Melinda
    August 30th, 2012 at 6:15 p.m.
  32. A high school teacher told me "Study hard, it's your future, and you can be anything you want to be."
    by Belinda
    August 30th, 2012 at 7:38 p.m.
  33. If not me who, if not now when.
    by Jeanne
    August 30th, 2012 at 7:53 p.m.
  34. A former teacher I work with used to tell his students: "you can do this the easy way or the hard way, either way I get my way".
    by Joy
    August 30th, 2012 at 8:48 p.m.
  35. Life is Choices.
    by Deanna Herredsberg
    August 30th, 2012 at 8:58 p.m.
  36. "Always remember how the boys treat you in 6th grade when they are trying to date you are older" It was funny but I just remember all about that conversation. What a smart teacher he was.
    by Michelle Jensen
    August 30th, 2012 at 9:41 p.m.
  37. My most-remembered quote from a teacher was "Is their opinion OF you a real priority FOR you?" The answer is almost always "no!", so I try to move my attention to my real priorities. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    by Becky Greene
    August 30th, 2012 at 10:14 p.m.
  38. "If you think you can or think you can't, you're absolutely right!" I loved my 6th grade teacher, she made us memorize a quote every week, this is the one that stuck the most with me! Thanks again for another chance to win some of you're fabulous fabric!
    by Trisha
    August 30th, 2012 at 10:57 p.m.
  39. I can't remember the teacher, but it was "procrastination will never lead to success"
    by Lynn D in NC
    August 31st, 2012 at 1:18 a.m.
  40. My favourite advice from a teacher came not from one of my teachers, but one of my son's. She (Mrs. White) told them daily "There's more than one way to peel a banana." Sounds silly, but to see the kids approach a problem each in their own way, and solve it themselves was great. (It's still said in our household regularly.) Thanks for the chance to win.
    by Mary
    August 31st, 2012 at 1:40 a.m.
  41. "Go out in the world, grab hold of it, and do not let go until you have mastered it" came from our speaker on commencement night. Well, 34 years later, I am still hanging on... haven't quiet mastered life.. but I am still trying and am not going to give up! I loved school and every part of it!
    by Thearica Burroughs
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:58 a.m.
  42. I received lots of good advice from my teachers, but the one that really sticks out is "The only stupid question is the one not asked".
    by Denise L.
    August 31st, 2012 at 6:29 a.m.
  43. I pinned the giveaway on Pinterest!! Thanks!!
    by Annette deardurff
    August 31st, 2012 at 6:54 a.m.
  44. I am so glad, I am out of school :) More time for sewing ;) Susanne sklemm82 at gmail dot com
    by Susanne
    August 31st, 2012 at 7:10 a.m.
  45. "Don't forget to laugh." I think that bit of advice is priceless and sooo true.
    by Patsters
    August 31st, 2012 at 10:17 a.m.
  46. In photography class: "Less is more."
    by Nancy
    August 31st, 2012 at 10:23 a.m.
  47. The one thing I remember and something I passed onto my own children was from my home ec teacher. (do they even HAVE Home Ec anymore or an I dating myself here? LOL) She would plan all sorts of meals for us to make in class and always made us try at least a little of each thing unless we had allergies of course. She said that sometimes parents tend to not make something at home because THEY don't like it so you might never have tried it. Try it now because just because someone else doesn't like it, does not mean YOU don't. Trying at least a little might me you will find your favorite food and if you followed the word of someone else telling you it's gross then you could go your entire lives not eating what might be your favorite food of all. I did that with my own boys and to this day they will try anything and eat almost everything. It makes me so mad to see a child that is SO extremely picky that they will only eat certain things and even worse refuse to eat something that is a certain color just because their mother doesn't eat anything green, or yellow or eat that food because it's 'icky'. I have a grandchild like that and it is extremely hard to make anything for our meals when she's here because almost everything I make she refuses to touch.
    by VickiT
    August 31st, 2012 at 12:47 p.m.
  48. 3rd grade teacher:"Don't always follow the crowd".
    by Linda
    August 31st, 2012 at 1:06 p.m.
  49. Proofread! Proofread! Proofread!
    by Donna
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:31 p.m.
  50. My high school Calculus teacher Ms. Kimura said, "My job is not to teach you... my job is to empower you, to make you believe that you're capable of doing more than you think you can."
    by Helen G.
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:31 p.m.
  51. Well I don't know if this counts, since my FATHER wasn't a teacher, though he did teach me a lot and his advice always was: "Go look in the dictionary" or "Check the encyclopedia" Which irritated me because he always knew the answers to the questions I was asking but he wanted me to know how to find the answers for myself. Now I find myself doing the same to my children only now I say "Google it" ahaha sewsimplelife {at} gmail {dot} com Thanks for this chance to win!!!
    by Penny
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:32 p.m.
  52. Best teacher advice came from a former music teacher: "Any day you learn something new is a good day!" Guess who went onto become a music teacher??? ;0)
    by crescendogal
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:32 p.m.
  53. Don't marry someone who wears a belt buckle the size of their head (we were about to move to "cowboy country")
    by jen T
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:33 p.m.
  54. Be true to yourself.
    by Ralitza
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:33 p.m.
  55. My 10th grade accounting teacher: "enjoy your years while in school, once your done it gets a whole lot harder"
    by Cristalee
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:36 p.m.
  56. You have the abilities. Go to college.
    by PattyW
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:37 p.m.
  57. Probably the best advice I got was "There is no stupid question." :)
    by Fran
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:37 p.m.
  58. Please take bullying seriously!!!
    by Kim Santre
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:40 p.m.
  59. Everyone starts with an A" !! and its easier to maintain it then try to make it back up to an A", do your homework.
    by deedee
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:43 p.m.
  60. "always be yourself" and "do your best"
    by Lawana whaley
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:43 p.m.
  61. My art teacher, who became my best friend through the next twenty years, taught me, simply by being there and being there for me, that I can trust other people ... and that trusting in other people made life so much richer. Had I not met her at that time.... I am still grateful and miss her daily. dorte_dk (at)
    by Dorte
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:43 p.m.
  62. A college instructor told me to remember that I was the one in control and if I acted like it the students would follow. I must say it works. Special Thanks to Dr. Barton
    by MA Teacher
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:45 p.m.
  63. I received some wonderful words of wisdom from a guidance counselor after experiencing some very traumatic events. She told me "you can only do the best of your ability at the time" It really opened my eyes to other people's problems and made me realize that my family was just doing the best that it could. I've often remembered those words through the years when I felt like I wasn't measuring up as an artist, a mom, and a wife. I do the best to my ability...and my ability is always changing!
    by Heather
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:47 p.m.
  64. my 5th grade teacher "It doesn't matter if you are right or wrong with your answer what matters is that you tried your best"
    by Karen
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:47 p.m.
  65. Its better than nothing.. and your could have nothing.. count your blessing...
    by deedee
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:48 p.m.
  66. From my retail marketing tech college teacher, Mrs. Maggy "Always dream big, far & wide! Your dreams are always possible when you put forth every effort you your mind, body, soul & most importantly, hard work are used to their fullest capacity!" Loved her so much, she had a spirit unlike any other I've ever encountered!
    by Dorothy
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:48 p.m.
  67. "Its all about Attitude, see yourself succeeding and you will!" Thanks!!! vbehymer at gmail
    by Vanessa B
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:49 p.m.
  68. Do your best.
    by joyce m
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:52 p.m.
  69. my grade 6-8 teacher told me "that I should stop acting like I was a pretty little car up on blocks spinning my wheels as fast as they could go, yet going no where." I was being a goof that day so I deserved that. That advice has stuck with me.
    by Shari
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:55 p.m.
  70. The best advice I've ever received from a teacher of Polish language? It's simple. It was said: "There is an art to write a good text that will go to the reader, but the real trick is to sell it and make the reader constantly returning to the content." I am a professional writer already and I hope so that someday I'll give my dream book.
    by Goga
    August 31st, 2012 at 2:57 p.m.
  71. My first quilting teacher told me to always buy the biggest ruler you can afford at the time. You can always cut something down, but you can never make it bigger. I tell my own students that rule now especially when it comes to square rulers.
    by Joyce
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:01 p.m.
  72. Keep stirring a cheese sauce once it starts to thicken. Even leaving it for 20 seconds can make a lumpy horrible mess! This was my home ec food teacher and was the person who taught me how to make macaroni. I'm sure my cheese sauce recipe (done from memory, using amounts that I have tweaked over the years) is nothing like hers was, but I owe my love of macaroni to her! If I could eat only one food, it would be macaroni!
    by Sarah Norman
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:02 p.m.
  73. The best advice I received from a teacher was when I was leaving primary school. The head teacher told us that although we were at the top in that school, in our new school we would be at the bottom. dfne at peterjh dot wanadoo dot co dot uk
    by Dina Newton-Edwards
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:09 p.m.
  74. When my class was in last grade and we were all thinking too much of love, out teacher once had a wonderful talk with us about love, harmony and youth. And he said one great thing, which is so often forgotten these days - Remember, that sex was primary created for perpetuation of the species, and its pleasure was created purposely so people should not avoid it. This is so true.
    by Mariya Kuchina
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:13 p.m.
  75. The best thing a teacher ever told me also went to the class. She said kids were NOT smarter than their parents (this was 1967) just that there was so much more to learn. That really rang true. Thank you!
    by Kathy R
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:13 p.m.
  76. Don't worry about what anyone else is doing, just be yourself and go your own route. Can't remember which teacher said that but I've always appreciated it.
    by Jayme C
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:15 p.m.
  77. I was a special Ed. Teacher of children who had a learning disability in the middle schools and my advice i gave them was to always be positive and try your best and you will succeed! Many did....lots of success stories in my retired! Best job ever!!!
    by Bets
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:16 p.m.
  78. "Never underestimate your ability to do anything you put your mind to"- thank you Mrs. Rotchford!! That's stuck with me for the last 30 years and will stick with me at least 30 more.
    by Nicole at Mommy Moxie
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:22 p.m.
  79. my middle school art teacher told me that i would never be an artist. her advice was to "have a backup plan". i despised her negative attitude and it made me work harder, I eventually transferred schools to one that had a strong fine art curriculum, i went on to art school and graduated with a BFA in Design. sometimes the bad advice is more motivating than the good.
    by kc a.
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:23 p.m.
  80. Best advise: Come prepared to work and try your very best... you will find succcess!!
    by Michele Timms
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:25 p.m.
  81. My 7th grade Algebra teacher told me to shut up and read. It was awesome. I LOVE to read, have always loved to read, and to have a teacher tell me to, made it an incredibly solid piece of my world. The next thing was in my Sr year my Physics teacher told me if I needed it, build it myself. Such solid good advice. It makes you think about if you REALLY need something when you go to build it yourself. Thanks for the giveaway!!! jmmaxman at gmail dot com
    by Jacqueline Maxman
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:35 p.m.
  82. Best advice I ever got was from my son's kindergarten teacher - If you only believe 1/2 of what N says happens at school, I promise I'll only believe 1/4 of what he says happens at home!
    by Shirley
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:41 p.m.
  83. Just breathe and relax. As finals were around the corner.
    by Adrienne
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:47 p.m.
  84. ''Mind your own P's and Q's.'' :)
    by Jessica R.
    August 31st, 2012 at 3:54 p.m.
  85. All of my daughters had Mr. Dwyer for Social Studies. They all loved this quote from him-- There is so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in the best of us that it scarcely behoves any of us to talk about the rest of us!
    by Deb Tennyson
    August 31st, 2012 at 4:12 p.m.
  86. My main tutor at art college said that when considering what we wanted to do as a job you should think of something you really enjoy, then if you can imagine doing it all week every month of every year and still be happy with your choice, it's the right one.
    by sharon west
    August 31st, 2012 at 4:19 p.m.
  87. Not so much advice but my high school English teacher told me I'd never do well... proved her wrong when I got an English degree and went on to teach at a university! Maybe that was her plan all along ;)
    by Lucy @ Charm About You
    August 31st, 2012 at 4:37 p.m.
  88. My high school physics teacher would remind us to KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid! It is often good advice to simplify.
    by Michelle M
    August 31st, 2012 at 4:39 p.m.
  89. From my Grade 12 Math and Science teacher. ANYTHING and EVERYTHING can happen ..... if you just give it a chance!
    by Doodlebug Gail
    August 31st, 2012 at 4:55 p.m.
  90. My 5th grade teacher, Mr. Downey, used to always say, "A word to the wise is sufficient." I have found this to be very true throughout my life!
    by Kristen Williams
    August 31st, 2012 at 4:59 p.m.
  91. "To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, to be late is unforgivable." and "you never get a second chance to make a good first impression." Both from Mr. Meisner, my 6th grade band director. What an amazing teacher! He taught us so much about how to be good people, not just good musicians.
    by Alicia S
    August 31st, 2012 at 5:02 p.m.
  92. Apparently none of my teachers were very memorable...I do remember spelling songs that come in handy teaching my boys. H - A - double LL - O - double U (W) - double EE - N spells Halloween! (all sang to a tune in my head)
    by Laura M
    August 31st, 2012 at 5:20 p.m.
  93. I can't really remember any advice a teacher gave me, but I do remember a teacher saying that he would slap the silliness out of me if I didn't stop laughing. You know what I'm still silly and love to laugh. Also when I took drivers ed, the teacher told me I would never get a drivers license. But I did. LOL JenelleJB at AOL dot Com
    by Jenelle Boxberger
    August 31st, 2012 at 5:37 p.m.
  94. My fifth grade teacher reminded us that there is no such thing as a stupid question when you are trying to learn something new.
    by Rina
    August 31st, 2012 at 5:44 p.m.
  95. My teacher advice was when I was sick and could not walk home for lunch. I had to stay at school and have lunch with the teachers. When asked if I wanted part of her apple, I replied with I don't care. She proceeded to tell me she didn't care either. Either I did or did not. Taught me to always give a correct answer to a yes or no thank you question, not just I don't care...... Sure did date myself, didn't I...
    by Linda P.
    August 31st, 2012 at 6:28 p.m.
  96. Our high school family relations teacher: "It all comes out in the wash." She wasn't just referring to laundry or super fantastic pre-spot secrets or treatments. Seriously, in every area of life and truth and goodness, this has been the teachers' pearl of wisdom. Use it well and joyfully too y'all!
    by Alicia B Dickson
    August 31st, 2012 at 6:43 p.m.
  97. Nothing's fair.
    by Kim Garlow
    August 31st, 2012 at 7:22 p.m.
  98. My math teacher told us, "Don't just sit there like bumps on a pickle!"
    by mary s
    August 31st, 2012 at 8:03 p.m.
  99. "Never stop asking questions."
    by Mariah
    August 31st, 2012 at 8:06 p.m.
  100. My language teacher Mr. Forbes told me to just keep smiling; my dimples would get me any where I wanted to go. :) PS. I love the Zoofari line and a whole bunch of the other fabrics too.
    by Christine L
    August 31st, 2012 at 8:14 p.m.
  101. Do as I say, not as I do. Way harder then you would think. It is considerably easier to watch people and follow their example, then follow what they say to do. ebbtide 45 at yahoo dot com
    by Emily C
    August 31st, 2012 at 9:21 p.m.
  102. I was a tattle-tell (it was really important to me that people obeyed the rules). One day a boy was flicking boogers and I complained to the teacher. She said, "If you want it stick your hand up and grab it, otherwise be quiet so I can teach."
    by Tamara
    August 31st, 2012 at 9:38 p.m.
  103. Best advice from a teacher was actually from the dean of Communications at University. I was thinking of quitting my full-time job to go back to school to major in something "interesting." He asked me my annual salary, blinked a couple of times, and said that he didn't make that much, and I wouldn't see that salary again in my chosen field post-graduation for a long, long time (if ever). He encouraged me to stick with the day job, to learn to like it, and to express my creativity in my off hours. It's been 20 years since, and that was the BEST ADVICE, EVER.
    by Lauren aka Giddy
    August 31st, 2012 at 10:11 p.m.
  104. Measure twice, cut once...
    by kathy shipp
    August 31st, 2012 at 11:02 p.m.
  105. I had a male teacher in middle school (which was unusual back then) and he used to make us repeat "Anything worth doing, is worth doing well." every day.
    by Tamie
    August 31st, 2012 at 11:17 p.m.
  106. Do your best and have no regrets. ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk
    by Kay
    August 31st, 2012 at 11:29 p.m.
  107. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And keep trying!
    by Carla A
    September 01st, 2012 at 5:43 a.m.
  108. I was always shy about speaking up in class. My favorite teacher told me, "You have important things to say - so say them." Simple words, but had a huge effect on me!
    by Chrissa
    September 01st, 2012 at 6:24 a.m.
  109. A home-ec teacher said to me one time: "With friends like that, you don't need enemies." Her words came back to me as an adult. When I first moved to this little town a group of women invited me into their circle. The thing was, they would gossip and talk bad about me when I was not there. It was middle school all over again. I dropped everyone of them and left that "group" of dysfunctional women. I made a commitment that even if I had no friends in this little town, these women were not my friends. I no have great friends who build me up, always have my back, and are a blessing in my life.
    by Gayle
    September 01st, 2012 at 8:26 a.m.
  110. I grew up "horse crazy" and when I was getting ready to go into middle school we visited for the open house and my home room teacher had horse EVERYTHING all over the classroom. To make a long story short, her home became a second home to me, her horses an inspiration that led to my first horse, and she was even almost my aunt! We kept in touch, and when my (now 3 yr old) daugher was 18mths I took her to her house to meet her and the horses, now she too is horse crazy. <3 She was more than an awesome teacher, she changed my life!
    by Kim H
    September 01st, 2012 at 8:29 a.m.
  111. My favorite teacher told me Always read what you are interested in, just read! Evin5 at aol dot com
    by Pattij
    September 01st, 2012 at 8:31 a.m.
  112. If you don't do it, you will never knows it. Hueisei at gmail dot com
    by HueIsei
    September 01st, 2012 at 12:07 p.m.
  113. My favorite teacher, Mrs. Emmons, always told me to keep my listening ears on. To this day, I would much rather listen to others than I would talk to them. Thanks for the giveaway!
    by Patsy Booher
    September 01st, 2012 at 1:38 p.m.
  114. I love these stories and quotes! I remember being told, "We can do hard things!" I tell my students that too. Sometimes what we are asked to do is hard, in school and in life but we can do it together!
    by Lori
    September 01st, 2012 at 2:03 p.m.
  115. My eleventh grade social studies teacher told me. "I would have given anyone else who turned in that work an A. I gave you a B...because I know you can do better.Always do your best."
    by Cindy
    September 01st, 2012 at 3:59 p.m.
  116. 5th grade teacher told me "nobody's perfect".
    by Cheryl
    September 01st, 2012 at 5:56 p.m.
  117. You are capable of more than you know. Shuttermom77 at gmail dot com
    by Stephanie O
    September 01st, 2012 at 6:35 p.m.
  118. Mine was Mr. Ady in 10th grade who told me "Just except it, your going to be a teacher" Well, he was right I have been teaching for 9 years.
    by Jenniffier
    September 01st, 2012 at 9:27 p.m.
  119. "A Stitch in time saves nine." My sewing teacher :)
    by laura
    September 02nd, 2012 at 12:50 a.m.
  120. Mom always said "If you lie down with dogs, you will get fleas." and "Please use your head for something other than a hat rack" My Mom did a great job. Raised 6 children who all went to college, none smoke, and none are drug or alcohol addicts.
    by Lauretta6
    September 02nd, 2012 at 6:06 p.m.
  121. Our algebra teacher always told us on Friday's~'you can't hoot with the owls and fly with the eagles'. And then he'd repeat it on Monday. LOL
    by Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts
    September 02nd, 2012 at 9:34 p.m.
  122. My math teacher used to ask, "What else do you know about this problem?" I use that question to this day, only instead of math problems I apply it to life problems. It works.
    by Jana K
    September 03rd, 2012 at 7:08 a.m.
  123. Just Do IT!
    by Amy T Losordo
    September 03rd, 2012 at 7:45 a.m.
  124. I can't say I remember any specific advice, but the one thing that sticks out to me is in Kindergarten I was scared of thunder and my teacher told us it was just the clouds bumping together. Not really advice, but it helped a scared five year old and I remember it still!
    by Michelle
    September 03rd, 2012 at 2:45 p.m.
  125. My favorite teacher"Treat others as you would treat yourself"or you know you can do more!!
    by rosa
    September 03rd, 2012 at 4:02 p.m.
  126. "Practice makes perfect!"
    by Stacey
    September 03rd, 2012 at 8:33 p.m.
  127. In this class, you don't HAVE to, you GET to. :)
    by Becky N.
    September 03rd, 2012 at 9:22 p.m.
  128. I can't remember a specific piece of advice right now, but my Physics teacher will always be one of my fondest memories. She used to say "you are a lost ball in high weeds..."
    by Sewphie
    September 04th, 2012 at 3:20 a.m.
  129. When my volleyball coach/bus driver would hear us gossiping, he would say, "Don't judge others by your self." So, so true.... both the bad AND the good things! (He also told us never to drive over what might look like empty boxes on the street.... and that was good advice, too!)
    by Teresa
    September 04th, 2012 at 7:48 a.m.
  130. The best advice came from my creative writing teacher; "Your creativity can't soar when you are worried about what others will think. Just be inspired and go for it." Just as true at this stage in my life as it was then.
    by Patricia
    September 04th, 2012 at 8:20 a.m.
  131. "Though your only a teenager, these days are the most important days of your life and will determine the outcome of your life."
    by Chris R.
    September 04th, 2012 at 11:36 a.m.

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