Teaching Drama

Back to School Affirmations for Teachers

Back-to-school Affirmations for Teachers
Written by Kerry Hishon

It’s a new school year and in the hustle and bustle of getting classrooms organized, learning students’ names, and completing all the start-of-term tasks, please take a moment to pause, breathe, and centre yourself. Remember that you’re a good teacher and the work you’re doing is important. Feel free to use the affirmations below if you ever need a quick reminder. Print them out and hang them up, copy them into your notebook or planner, or write them in a card and give them to all your teacher friends and colleagues. Let’s get this term off to a great start!

  1. I am an excellent teacher.
  2. I give my best effort every day, remembering that my best can fluctuate from day to day.
  3. Last year is in the past. This year is a fresh start.
  4. I am 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 that it’s called a “play” for a reason.
  8. I have the opportunity to share a subject I love with my students.
  9. I am allowed to learn, fail, and try again with my students.
  10. I will re-frame problems as learning opportunities.
  11. I trust my skills, education, and knowledge.
  12. I am not afraid to ask for help.
  13. If I don’t know something, I can look it up!
  14. I am learning alongside my students.
  15. The work I do matters.
  16. The process is equally as important as the product.
  17. I will celebrate growth and wins, no matter how big or small.
  18. My program is my 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 that Theatrefolk and the Drama Teacher Academy are here to support you with plays, resources, lesson plans, and more. Please reach out — we’re happy to help.

Additional Resources:

Click here for a free printable page of back to school affirmations. Click here for free printable affirmation cards and posters.

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

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Kerry Hishon

Kerry Hishon is a director, actor, writer and stage combatant from London, Ontario, Canada. View her blog at www.kerryhishon.com.