Teachers Are Sharing the Sweetest Compliments They’ve Gotten From Students

The pick-me-up I didn’t know I needed.

Sweetest Compliments

There’s nothing better than a student giving you an out-of-the-blue compliment that makes your day. Whether it’s about a really enjoyable lesson, sharing how they feel, or telling you how much you rock, student compliments bring teachers so much joy. We’ve rounded up some super thoughtful compliments that teachers just like you have gotten from their students. These are sure to put a smile on your face, too!

Knowing students feel they belong and are loved.

students feel loved at school

“You actually care. When you ask how we are doing or if we’re feeling better, you’re not just saying it. You actually mean it and want to know.” —Erin E.

“I always tell my parents how lucky I am to have a teacher like you.” —Jackie N.

“We love you because you love us back, and it’s real.” —Ricardo D.

“This is the first time I’ve ever felt like I belonged at school.” —Valerie C.


“Our classroom makes me feel so happy and calm.” —Jill W.

The tear-jerker compliments.

graduation day trophy given to teacher

“You never gave up on me.” —Juliana H.

“Thanks for fixing me before I knew I was even broken.” —Flo

student said teacher never gave up on him

“Can we talk after class? Because I want to do what you do; I’ve never seen someone so happy to be at work.” —Elise R. K.

“You’re one of the only reasons I come to school.” —Allie T.

worth showing up for teacher compliment

The warm fuzzies.

“You’re a superstar!” —Robin D.

You’re the first teacher who made me understand math.” —Ryan C.

“I was excited to come back to school to see you!” —Heather T.

second grader proposed to teacher

“A high school student told me I was like a space heater in a cold room.” —Grace G.

“You remind me of Miss Honey from Matilda.” —Alexandra L.

“You’re like our second mom.” —Linda C.

What are the best student compliments you’ve received? Share with us in the comments!

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Teachers are Sharing the Sweetest Compliments They've Gotten from Students