Affirmations for teachers (49+)

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Affirmations for teachers

  • I am competent and capable
  • I prioritize my time on the tasks that matter most
  • I plan my time effectively
  • I set boundaries around my work life and stick to them
  • What I do today will make a difference tomorrow
  • I believe in progress not
  • I am prepared for success
  • I am flexible and adaptable; I can handle what the day throws at me
  • I know what to spend my time on
  • I plan in advance so that I can deal with other things as they arise
  • I work hard and to the best of my ability
  • I am organized. I have well developed systems that I use every day
  • I am professional in everything I do
  • I have well structured classroom routines that help my lessons run smoothly
  • I know when to stop
  • My work makes a difference
  • The caring I show today will change a life
  • My influence on students goes far beyond the curriculum
  • I believe in the importance of education
  • Today I’ll make one child smile
  • Today I will connect with one child
  • I create safe spaces that enable students to thrive
  • I enjoy my classes
  • I love teaching
  • My work has meaning and purpose
  • Today I’ll make one child feel good about themselves
  • I am proud to be a teacher
  • Students can be themselves with me
  • What I do matters
  • What I do today impacts a child for years to come
  • My classroom is a positive space
  • I am calm and in control at all times
  • My students trust me
  • I look for the good in the most challenging child
  • First and foremost, I start with kindness
  • Everyone is doing the best they can, including me
  • I handle my school day with ease
  • I am willing and able to do my best in the classroom
  • My response models how to handle tough situations
  • I believe in myself
  • I know I can handle this
  • I pause and reflect before I react
  • I have the skills to handle [name of child, class, situation]
  • I know when to ask for help
  • I know I am not alone
  • I know where to go for support
  • I focus on what I want, not what I don’t
  • I am consistent
  • I readily admit when I make a mistake
  • I know that there is always tomorrow
  • I am a person of high integrity and sincere purpose.
  • I am a competent and capable teacher.
  • I treat myself and my students with kindness and respect.
  • I am becoming a better teacher every day.
  • I am making a difference in my students’ lives.
  • The work I do matters.
  • I am thankful to have a challenging and fulfilling job.
  • I motivate and empower my students.
  • I believe in myself and my abilities.
  • I am peaceful and calm, and greet the day with ease.
  • I am not alone.
  • It is okay to feel the way I feel. I am not alone.
  • I believe in myself. I believe in my abilities as a teacher.
  • I am always doing the best that I can.
  • I am in the right place. I am meant to be a teacher.
  • I am a competent and capable teacher. I am confident in my abilities.
  • I am a valuable asset to my school, my district, and my community.
  • I have a powerful gift. I have something important to share.
  • I am a dedicated champion.
  • I make my classroom great. My students make my classroom great. Together we make magic happen.
  • I make a difference in my students’ lives.
  • I see each student as an individual. I see each student for who they are and what they can do and who they can be.
  • The work I do every single day matters.
  • It is okay to stray from the lesson plan. I am flexible. I am creative.
  • It is okay to have fun in school. It is okay for the kids to be kids.
  • I love my students. My students love me.
  • I am a better teacher because of my students. My students are better humans because of me.
  • I make a positive difference in my students’ lives.
  • I am important. And I matter.
  • I am amazing, and I am prepared to succeed.
  • I am proud to be a teacher.
  • How you care and love your students’ rocks!
  • Keep smiling, it’s contagious.
  • Your encouragement may be the only words of life your student is receiving.
  • Your patience with students is golden.
  • That outfit that you threw on so quickly, it’s fabulous.
  • Your ability to teach goes beyond any standardized teacher rating scale.
  • Laughing aloud in the teaching lounge is mandatory.
  • No one has more passion for her content than you do.
  • The way you closed your learning objectives—amazing!
  • Real learning goes beyond the textbook, thank you for your creativity.
  • Glitter and paper confetti everywhere? So what?!
  • You pick the best books for Silent Sustained Reading—you go girl!
  • It’s okay if you heated up your coffee a gazillion times today.
  • The principal thinks you’re awesome—and so do I!
  • Ahhh—Snow Days—a brief respite for your soul.
  • Who has better handwriting than you?
  • If the students are rolling their eyes at you, it means they secretly admire you: promise.
  • What if God placed you in the life of your most difficult student for Heaven’s sake?
  • Lesson didn’t go so well? Thank God for tomorrow.
  • Optimism and hope oozes from your soul!
  • Tenacity is your middle name.
  • You give the best hugs.
  • Love the new seating arrangement.
  • You survived your informal observation—yay you!
  • No one affirms his students quite like you do.

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