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Back to School Affirmations for Teachers

It’s a new school year, and in the hustle and bustle of organizing classrooms, learning students’ names, and completing all of the early term assignments, please take a break, breathe, and focus. Remember that you are a good teacher and the work you do is important. Feel free to use the affirmations below if you ever need a quick reminder. Print and hang them, copy them in your notebook or planner, or write them on a card and give them to all your friends and fellow teachers. Let’s get this amazing term started!

  1. I am an excellent teacher.
  2. I give my best every day, remembering that my best can fluctuate from day to day.
  3. Last year is in the past. This year is a new beginning.
  4. I’m starting this year with a clean slate.
  5. I let go of expectations of perfection.
  6. I feel confident asking for help when I need it.
  7. Remember it’s called a “game” for a reason.
  8. I have the opportunity to share with my students a subject that I love.
  9. I am allowed to learn, fail and try again with my students.
  10. I will reframe problems as learning opportunities.
  11. I am confident in my skills, education and knowledge.
  12. I’m not afraid to ask for help.
  13. If I don’t know something, I can look it up!
  14. I learn alongside my students.
  15. The work I do matters.
  16. The process is as important as the product.
  17. I will celebrate growth and wins, no matter how big or small.
  18. My schedule is Mine program and I won’t compare it to anyone else’s.
  19. My program is valuable and teaches students important skills.
  20. This is going to be a great year!

Don’t forget the theater people and the Academy of Theater Teachers I’m here to support you with plays, resources, lesson plans and more. Please get in touch — we’re happy to help.

Additional Resources:

Click here for a free printable Back to School Affirmations page.
Click here for free printable affirmation cards and posters.

Kerry Hishon is a director, actor, writer and stage fighter from London, Ontario, Canada. She blogs at www.kerryhishon.com.

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