What life lessons have you learned from your teachers?

Treat others the way you would like to be treated. Never be afraid to make mistakes. You can achieve anything you set your mind to. It's important that you stay true to yourself.

The impact of teachers goes far beyond the four walls of the classroom and beyond the 13 years we spent in school. The lessons that teachers help students learn are not only about math and reading, but also about life. People like to judge others. This peer pressure can cause you to deviate from the path you began to chart for your future.

Don't worry about other people's aspirations, don't let someone else's goals and dreams influence your vision of life. It's your path and you decide where it takes you and how long it takes to complete it. During Teacher Appreciation Week, let's reflect on those great teachers and the important life lessons they taught us. They are influential by nature and often take advantage of opportunities to teach life lessons when they present themselves.

In many cases, sharing these life lessons can have a much greater impact than teaching standards-based content.