What you can learn from your favorite TV teachers
Do you remember Ms. Frizzle? You know, the curly-haired redhead who took you along journeys with her magical school bus? Even though she was fictional, she was probably your favorite teacher growing up, showing you the wonders of the world within the time span of 30 minutes. How about Mr. Feeny of "Boy Meets World?" Mrs. Puff of "Sponge Bob Square Pants?" All of these television teachers might be goofy on the silver screen, but they actually have some great advice for college students.
Mr. Feeny, "Boy Meets World"
Teaching Cory and Eric Matthews must have been hard for Mr. Feeny, but he never gave up hope on these brothers when they were in high school or college. Always supportive and never putting himself before others, Feeny was a solid rock of support for the rascally students in the show. Similar to an academic adviser, Feeny proves how important it is for college students to have support during their schooling. You don't have to complete your journey alone - find a Feeny to help you along the way.
Ms. Frizzle, "Magic School Bus"
How awesome was it to show up to science class in sixth grade and watch a quick clip from "Magic School Bus" before conducting cool experiments? Ms. Frizzle made education fun, and if you find yourself still searching through YouTube for your favorite episode, you can channel your love for the show by pursuing a STEM - science, technology, engineering or math - major. Using a microscope, you can transport yourself into the same worlds that Ms. Frizzle took her students. After all, various reports show that STEM careers are growing faster than ever.
Mrs. Puff, "Sponge Bob Square Pants"
Rounding out the most influential animated teachers is Mrs. Puff, who proved to all of us that even sea sponges can learn how to drive. Rather than giving up on Sponge Bob and Patrick, she showed everyone that you should never try just once. Did you drop out of college before finishing your degree? You don't have to settle with that - let Mrs. Puff inspire you to go back to school and finish up what you started, no matter how many times you failed in the past.
Mr. Schuester, "Glee"
To all the Gleeks out there, you can't deny that you wish all of your high school teachers were like Will Schuester, who wanted nothing more than to see his glee club win the national championship. Sacrificing his evenings and weekends to compose mashups (we all remember the awesome "Umbrella" plus "Singing in the Rain" combo), Schuester is a stunning example of how hard work can pay off. If you're worried about graduating on time or are having a difficulties in a particular subject, think about Schuester and persevere.