It's teacher appreciation week y'all! 

I want to talk about what your favorite teacher taught you....I'm not talking about cursive or story problems....I'm talking life lessons. 

I had bomb teachers growing up. I really did. I had a teacher in 1st grade named Miss Christmas - how do you top that?? :) 

My favorite teacher was my high school choir teacher. Mr. Ramsdell. Hands down. I don't know if I could put my finger on why I loved him so much. I just did. Maybe it was because he was beyond sarcastic. Maybe it was because he taught a subject I loved so dearly. Maybe it was because he always called us Miss or Mr so and so...."Miss Prusha - what is the answer?" (cue me turning red faced b/c I was and still am a huge introvert and being called out in class would make me want to puke) I'm not sure he would know my first name if I gave him a million dollars. :) 

Here is what I learned from my high school choir teacher..besides intonation, how to blend and jazz hands....I learned how to push myself. See, he was never satisfied with ok. I was. I used to be kinda (very) lazy. Ok was alright.... but he pushed us to want more than ok. He told us what he thought we could be and encouraged us to strive for that goal. It hurt me to disappoint him. I never strived for public office in school (see story above about being a puke-y introvert) but I became a choir officer in high school because I wanted to push myself....that was the effect he had on a lot of his students. 

I'm so thankful for the teachers that come into our lives for a moment but teach us things we will remember decades later. 

What about you? What was the best thing you learned from a teacher...good...or bad? I'd love to hear it. 

ps...Jazz hands is the second best thing I learned. I use those daily...if not hourly.