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Distinguished Teacher Anthony Ha

What advice would you give to people considering a career in teaching?

I think it's really important for any new teacher to eat well, sleep well, and to always maintain a positive attitude. A lot of new teachers find it hard to break out of the college student habits of sleeping in and eating poorly. Such habits could really get a new teacher off to a bad start and lack the energy necessary to teach effectively. Lastly, I want to let all the new teachers know that there are many rewards in this occupation and they are not always necessarily monetary. The best rewards I have found have come from inspiring my students to achieve more than they could imagine.

What's the best thing about teaching?

The best thing about teaching for me is being able to change the lives of my students by providing them with the opportunities that they normally would not receive.