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85 Daily Affirmations for Teachers, By Teachers!

I know how it feels to be put through the ringer by the teaching profession. As a former mathematics teacher, I made the very difficult decision to leave the profession after experiencing serious burnout and struggling with work life balance, 

I’ve seen the highs and lows that come with teaching, and I understand the pressures and demands that educators face while working hard to make a difference in students’ lives.

My time in the classroom was filled with moments of joy and fulfillment, but it was also incredibly taxing on my family life. The constant juggling of lesson plans, grading, meetings, and managing students’ behavior made it difficult to be fully present and intentional in my home life.

By the time I quit teaching, I had lost sight of my own well-being. That’s why I’ve created this collection of 85 affirmations for teachers by an actual teacher! 

In general, positive affirmations have many benefits. Repeating them to yourself regularly is a powerful way to fill your mind with uplifting and motivating truths that remind you of your strengths. Starting each day with positive thoughts will help you maintain a positive growth mindset through difficult times while reconnecting you with your passion for teaching.

While there are days where you may not feel like it, you are making a positive difference every single day as a positive role model for your students. The short positive statements from this list are a powerful tool to help you maintain a positive attitude throughout the tough times. Most importantly, they are a powerful way to prioritize your own self-care with empowering truths that will nurture your mental health throughout your teaching career.

Let’s dig into this list of 85 positive affirmations for teachers, by an actual teacher!

Mindset Affirmations for Teachers 

  1. I create a positive learning environment where I help my students and myself reach our full potential.
  2. Each school day is a new beginning filled with new opportunities to grow.
  3. I am still learning.
  4. I am a capable teacher and I believe in myself.
  5. I am a positive force in my students’ lives.
  6. I am resilient and can handle any challenge that comes my way.
  7. I bring positive vibes into the walls of the classroom.
  8. Difficult situations are opportunities for growth.
  9. I create a welcoming learning environment where all students feel included
  10. I release negative thoughts and replace them empowering truths.
  11. I am a lifelong learner.
  12. Even the toughest days have a lesson to share.
  13. I celebrate my small victories.
  14. I find opportunity in the face of challenges.
I find opportunity in the face of challenges

Confidence Affirmations for Teachers

  1. I am a good teacher.
  2. I am leaving a positive impact on the lives of my students.
  3. I handle challenging situations with confidence and grace.
  4. I embrace new ideas and new ways to enhance my teaching practices with confidence.
  5. I inspire positive behavior and set a confident example for my young students.
  6. I am in the right place to make a difference in the lives of my students.
  7. My classroom is a safe place where students feel secure.
  8. I build positive relationships with my students and fellow teachers.
  9. My teaching style is effective.
  10. I handle difficult situations with confidence.
  11. I am dedicated to my professional development.
  12. I am proud of the positive change I bring to my students’ lives.
  13. Great things happen in my classroom.
  14. I am a valuable asset to my school.
I am a valuable asset to my school.

Teacher Affirmations for Self-Care

  1. I model self-care in my classroom.
  2. I make time for myself to recharge and refresh my spirit.
  3. I end each day on a positive note, celebrating my efforts and accomplishments.
  4. I lean on my teacher friends for support and encouragement.
  5. My classroom is a safe space for my students and I.
  6. I give myself the powerful gift of self-care every day.
  7. I celebrate my achievements as a teacher.
  8. My classroom is a supportive learning environment.
  9. I take time on a daily basis to relax and rejuvenate.
  10. I make time for activities that bring me joy.
  11. Taking care of myself is important.
  12. I prioritize balance in my life.
I prioritize balance in my life.

Gratitude Affirmations for Teachers

  1. I am grateful for the opportunity to inspire my students.
  2. I am thankful for the positive impact I have on my students’ lives.
  3. I appreciate the growth and learning that each new day brings.
  4. I am thankful for the support of my fellow teachers.
  5. I cherish the unique qualities and strengths each student brings to my classroom.
  6. I am grateful for the moments of joy and connection I share with my students.
  7. I appreciate the respect my students show me.
  8. I am grateful for the challenges that help me grow as an educator.
  9. I am thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in my students’ lives.
  10. I cherish the positive relationships I build with my students.
  11. I am grateful for professional development opportunities.
  12. I appreciate the creativity of my students.
  13. I cherish the small victories and achievements of my students.
  14. I am grateful for the love and passion I have for teaching.
  15. I appreciate the feedback and insights I receive from my students.
  16. I am thankful for the moments of reflection that help me improve my teaching practices.
  17. I cherish the diversity of experiences my students bring.
  18. I appreciate the opportunity to learn from my students every day.
  19. I am grateful for new thoughts in my classroom.
  20. I am grateful for the laughter and joy my students bring to my life.
I am grateful for the laughter and joy my students bring to my life.

Positive Teacher Affirmations for Motivation

  1. Every single day matters.
  2. I am committed to fostering a love of learning in my students.
  3. I give my best effort to my teaching work.
  4. I am motivated to become a better teacher.
  5. I am passionate about making a difference in my students’ lives.
  6. I bring energy and enthusiasm to my teaching.
  7. I inspire and motivate my students to achieve their best.
  8. My dedication and hard work create a positive learning environment.
  9. I am a source of encouragement for my students.
  10. Every lesson I teach is an opportunity to inspire my students.
  11. I am motivated to continuously improve my teaching practices.
  12. I believe in the potential of every student in my classroom.
  13. My positive attitude motivates my students.
  14. I embrace new ideas and teaching methods to develop my practice.
  15. I am a positive role model for my students.
  16. I approach each day with a positive mindset and a desire to succeed.
  17. My enthusiasm for teaching motivates my students to enjoy learning.
  18. I inspire my students to believe in themselves and their abilities.
  19. The work I do matters.
  20. I am motivated by the progress and achievements of my students.
  21. I am passionate about helping my students reach their full potential.
  22. I bring creativity to my teaching.
  23. My positive energy is contagious.
  24. I am driven to make each school day a great day.
  25. I am committed to my personal and professional growth.

Using Affirmations for Teachers

Positive affirmations are a tool that I wish I knew about during my time as a teacher. Now that I use these powerful tools in my post-teaching life, I am confident that they would have helped me manage much of the stress I faced in my career. My hope is that you are able to use this list of affirmations in your own teaching practice to find balance and deepen your passion for the job. 

There are so many ways that you can use positive teacher affirmations to support your teaching practice and your own mental health. One of the most effective ways to use affirmations is by writing them on a sticky note and placing them around your workspace, inside your planner, or on your bathroom mirror. This simple practice can help reinforce the positive thinking and empowering thoughts that your favorite affirmations bring to the front of your mind. This will help keep you focused on the good things throughout your day, while managing challenging situations in a healthy way.

My personal favorite way to use affirmations is by using them as journal prompts to prepare my mind for a great day. I like to tape affirmation cards in my favorite journal and write a short reflection on each one. I have found this to be a great way to internalize each positive message for the day ahead.

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Depending on your comfort level, you may even want to try sharing positive phrases with your students to encourage mindfulness in your classroom!

If you are looking for more positive affirmations to add to your daily practice, check out our list of positive mantras to inspire and uplift your daily routine!

Don’t forget to share this post with your friends and family on social media! If you know a teacher who could use positive affirmations in their life, this post could be just what they need!

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