I thought it would be interesting to hear about some of the teachers that changed your life in a positive way and why, so please share.
When I was around 4, my frazzled elderly preschool teacher taught me never to ask someone why they're old. That moment made me realize I have to be careful about the things I say because I unintentionally hurt people. She taught me forgiveness because she was still my friend after that and I was still teacher's pet. She also taught me not to give my jewelry away to fellow classmates in exchange for their friendship. She said I just needed to be sweet and be a friend.
Ms. Cox, my Biology teacher in High-School, didn't put up with my BS. Her eyes were like lasers that pierced my soul. I was stronger and more serious after a year in her class. She taught me how to effectively study and kiss up by making A's. The study skills helped me in college. I wonder how she's doing now.
Dr. Levin my Biology professor at the University of Texas recognized my after class attempts at brown nosing and taught me that there's more than one way to skin a cat; figuratively speaking. I've referred back to his words a few times. He left an impression.