Using positive affirmations with students can have a profound effect on their self-esteem as well as how they treat others. Making positive affirmations a part of your daily routine is easier than you think. And, at the bottom of this post, I will even give you a free positive affirmation to use in your classroom today.
The Miracle Morning
Have you heard of The Miracle Morning? It is a book by Hal Elrod. He outlines 6 practices to do first thing in the morning that will change how you perceive, move, and experience your day. 100 days ago, I decided to give it a try, and it has totally transformed my daily life.
One of the 6 steps in this morning routine is reciting positive affirmations. It has gotten me thinking about the power of positive affirmations for students, and how that could translate to our classrooms. When I first started reciting positive affirmations, it felt awkward and ineffective. But, I kept at it, and over time I found my mind going back to those affirmations throughout the day. When things would feel overwhelming, or I would get some negative feedback, I would close my eyes and I could see those printed affirmations. And, if I took a moment to think about what I had recited that morning, it would bring me a sense of peace and restore my positivity. Over time, I have come to fully believe and embrace those affirmations as reality.
The Miracle Morning for Teachers
There is actually a book, The Miracle Morning for Teachers.
Positive affirmations for students
What if we started each day by having our students create their own positive affirmations for that day? Or, what if you had them create an affirmation for the week that they would recite out loud throughout the day? How could that not be powerful? How could that not set them up for success?
Positive affirmations for teachers
AND…. what if you, as the teacher, did it as well? What if you had a few positive affirmations you created on Monday that you could refer to throughout the day and week, especially when times got a little tough? How could that not be powerful? How could that not set you up for success?
Positive affirmation for students writing prompt
Want to give it a try? Click the button below to download a template and picture choices for your students to create their own positive affirmations. Then, I encourage you to start your own Miracle Morning routine. If you are looking for a way to make this year different, if you want this year to be the best year it can be, then take a chance and try it. Make positive affirmations for students part of your daily class routine.
“Know that wherever you are in your life right now is both temporary, and exactly where you’re supposed to be. You have arrived at this moment to learn what you must learn, so you can become the person you need to be to create the life you truly want.”
~ Hal Elrod, The Miracle Morning
I just created a second blog post on how to use positive affirmations every day in your classroom. You can even download 52 free positive affirmations in sentence AND picture format. Head over now to 52 Positive Affirmations to use in the classroom in 2024