50 of Our All-Time Favorite Classroom Quotes

Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.

50 of Our All-Time Favorite Classroom Quotes

We love using inspirational quotes to motivate and inspire students. Sometimes the right words in the right moment can make all the difference. Here are some of our all-time favorite classroom quotes, as spotted on Instagram.

1. Love yourself.

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Be your own kind of beautiful. ❤️Practice self love and self compassion. Be yourself, trust yourself, value yourself, empower yourself….These are things we not only need to teach our kids. We need to remember and practice them too, especially as teachers during the summer! ❤️Take the time for self-care!! ❤️Make yourself a priority, and bring out the best in YOU. You won’t be the only one who benefits. Your students will, too. ❤️SO, how will you practice self-love this summer? I’d love to hear! Comment ⬇️⬇️ #selebrateyou . . . #teachers#teachersofinstagram#teachersfollowteachers#teachersofig#teachersofinsta#igteachers#iteachtoo#iteachfourth #iteachthird #iteach4th #selflove #teachertribe #teacherlife #teacherlove #happyclassrooms #quoteoftheday #classroomquotes #selcoaching #socialemotionallearning #quoteoftheweek #elementaryteacher #learningisfun #education #relationshipsfirst#beyourownkindofbeautiful #selfcare #teacherlove #selfcompassion#beyou#elementaryteacher#liveyourbestlife

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2. Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.



3. We have a ‘latte’ to be thankful for. 

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I survived Halloween on a Wednesday 🙌🏼 Now it’s time for Thanksgiving! I love involving my students in creating my classroom doors or bulletin boards.On the leaves I wrote what they were thankful for. I got everything from the cat, the flag and the best was …..school ❤️ . This year I have been blessed with such a sweet class and I’m truly thankful for each of my students. I might add some more leaves or lattes but the laminator is currently dead. The link for my TPT store is in my bio and you can find this door or bulletin board kit in my featured products. #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teacherstyle #teacher #teacherspayteachers #classroomdecorations #bulletinboardideas #classroomdecor #bulletinboardideas #iteachfirst #iteachtoo #teacherlife #thanksgiving #classroomquotes #iteach45 #chateachers #happyclassrooms #happyclassroom #teachersconnect #teach45 #classroomdoor#igconnect4edu #shiplapclassroom #thansgivingbulletinboard

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4. Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

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New week, new quote. The majority of my students had the same idea of how to apply this quote in our classroom and I'm so excited to see them reach for more! Personally, I will put this quote in action by not shying away from tasks that seem impossible or tasks that aren't "me." My kiddos need me to try new and exciting things despite my own predicted outcome. We've got to put fear aside, and be go getters! After all, that's what we ask of our sweet students. ⚾️ . . . #teachersofinsta #teachersofig #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachtoo #iteachfifth #iteach345 #upperelementary #classroomcommunity #keepthequote #teacher #teacherlife #teachermom #fifthgrade #classroomquotes

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5. If the words you spoke appeared on your skin, would you still be beautiful?


6. I may not be there yet but I am closer than I was yesterday.

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Class quote of the week. Every week my class do quote of the week and at the end of the week, a child that has show behaviour in line with the quote gets to "keep the quote" And take it home. My kids absolutely love it and the highlight of my day was a girl in maths looking up at me and exclaiming "Miss, it's just like the quote! I couldn't do it yesterday but I can do it today!". I think my heart exploded so if you find a piece, please return it. – – – #quoteoftheweek #keepthequote #perseverance #perseverancequotes #classroomquotes #learningquotes #growthmindset #classquote #schoolquote #teacherquotes #learning #NQT #nqtyear #nqtlife #primarynqt #primarynqts #primaryteacher #nqtteacher #nqtfollowloop #teacher #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #primaryteacher #firstdayofschool

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7. Even if hate has a bullhorn, love is louder.


8. Just in case no one told you today…


9. Kind is the new cool.


10. If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.


11. None of us is as smart as all of us.



12. From small beginnings come great things.


13. Make today so awesome yesterday is jealous.


14. Look with kindness and you will find wonder.


15. Be awesome, be amazing, be you.


16. Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.


17. Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.


18. In a world where you can be anything, be kind.


19. You are loved.

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My new favorite part of my classroom 😍

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20. Broken crayons still color.


21. Strive for progress, not perfection.


22. Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.


23. In our class we don’t do easy. We make easy happen through hard work and learning.


24. You’re here. You take up space. You matter.

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You're here. You take up space. You matter!

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25. Your voice matters.


26. Throw kindness like confetti.


27. The earth without art is just eh.


28. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.


29. Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world in the eye.


30. Let’s root for each other and watch each other grow.


31. To have good friends, you need to be one.


32. If you’re doing what everyone else is doing, you’re doing it wrong.


33. The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.


34. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.


35. Be the reason someone smiles today.


36. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.


37. This is what a leader looks like.


38. You’re going to rattle the stars, you are.


39. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.


40. It’s a good day for a good day.


41. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.


42. Everything you don’t know is something you can learn.


43. Mistakes help me learn better.


44. We may all be different fish, but at this school we swim together.


45. Say what you mean but don’t say it mean.


46. You belong here.

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Dana's 6th Grade GATE classroom!

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47. You will never regret being kind.


48. The expert in anything was once the beginner.


49. Excellence is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.


50. Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle.


What are your favorite classroom quotes? We’d love to hear in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook.

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Posted by Hannah Hudson

Hannah Hudson is the editorial director of WeAreTeachers. You can follow her on Twitter at @hannahthudson or on Facebook here. Email her at hannah@weareteachers.com.

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