20 Heartwarming Words of Encouragement for Teachers

As teachers, we can be a great source of inspiration for our students; however, we also need motivation from time to time. Indeed, we need heartwarming words of encouragement so we can make a difference in the lives of our students.

How are you feeling today? I hope you are still happy with your endeavors.

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As the world’s educators, we have the same things on our plates! You and I are actually on the same page!  I feel you, my fellow teachers, when you burn out!

These words of encouragement can fuel our senses to keep the embers of passion in us burning. If we run out of school supplies every year don’t fret, because what matters is we never run out of inspiring words!

Fellow teachers, we should not allow ourselves to be grasping at straws even though our work is getting harder and harder.

Being a victim of exasperation and exhaustion is just the tip of the iceberg. The biggest problem is if we lose the motivation to keep going!

If this happens, we should always remember that our work matters to the world. Many people are highly dependent on us in terms of completing their education. That alone is a great privilege. What we need are delightful words of encouragement.


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Basically, we need the power of words in our teaching career.

At some point in our teaching career, we caught ourselves thinking:  Is something to be added up to implementing the best teaching strategies for learning proficiency?

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What about setting timetables for checking bundles of ungraded papers and outputs and attending seminars for professional growth? Things that concern education just falls on our laps and we just want to breathe!

I admit it. Teaching is no easy feat even for the most seasoned teachers. But first, who am I to say which words of encouragement are really inspiring?

Very well, I am a classroom teacher just like you too. Your stories of pains and heartbreaks and your escapades of success are mine too. I have been teaching for a decade now and perhaps I have earned wonderful and overwhelming experiences.

Now first, I have put together words of encouragement from brilliant minds and from the Bible to let us know that we should never think of quitting. That, our struggles whether personal or work-related, should not discourage us.

On one hand, as a teacher, I want to share these words with deep implications and value. Through this pool of encouraging words, we will experience the unfathomable joy of teaching knowing that God has reached out to us through our passion for teaching young minds.

At times, when the happenings in the classroom really put my patience to the test, I breathe and close my eyes and feel God’s presence in the classroom.

Acknowledging the Greatest of All Teachers!

Sometimes, I find myself asking, “Why am I here?” Is there a way out? I just want some air!  Then I realized, I am not alone all the way. God is with me all the time.

That is why I am still here extending my heartfelt service to the young people in front of me.

I know that you have your own sources of inspiration, but for now, allow me to head you over to my page and get inspired. From the depths of my soul, I want to help!

I have collected famous quotes and inspiring scriptures to help us experience the teaching experiences of God, the greatest teacher!  We experience these gems each and every day of our lives!

And, I asked God for help so I could inspire others with downtrodden emotions and lift up their spirits!

Words of Encouragement for Teachers

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: (1Peter 4:10)

This reminds me of how lucky I am that God has chosen me to be one of the educators in the world. I understand that I have a lasting impact on a student and this is an opportunity for me.

The kids who are entrusted to my care trust me and I care about their education, I care about their life and well-being! I care about them! I want them to have a promising future and to be successful in life.

God has given me the gift of being committed to helping my students achieve their goals and reach out to life beyond the classroom!

God has given me the wonderful gift of becoming a positive influence on my students by helping them receive the best education possible!

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58)

I know that God is calling me that is why I am here. In the same way, God has made me strong because I have a very important mission to make!

Despite the storms in my life, God has always reminded me of my deep passion and commitment. Hence, I told myself, “Hey, stand up for yourself you’re such a strong and dedicated teacher!”

Through the ups and downs of teaching, I make my way through God’s grace. The harder the tasks, the more complicated the situations may get, and the stronger I am as a teacher and as a person!

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. (John 13:13)

God is such a great teacher.  In fact, He is the greatest. He loves us His people. He loves His children. He loves talking and listening to them.

Do I have these attributes? Ultimately, I am inspired to do so for my students. And like God, I take time to teach my students.

Hence, I take pride in my profession. It is what I am.  In fact, I would not be where I am today if not because of my teachers. That is why by their good examples I became one!

I know that I have a tremendous impact on my student’s life so I am doing my best not to fail them and I know God has been with me all along!

I call God the ultimate master and the greatest teacher for He is!

Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? (1 Corinthians 12:29)

Now let me ask you, as teachers do we all have the power to do miracles?  How in the world can an ordinary person like us extend beyond our limits as humans?

Let’s affirm that we are teachers and we are all workers of miracles!

Each day in our lives, we inspire others and we move mountains!  We have the gifts of teaching and we do our work conscientiously.

We help our students learn and become productive. We support them so they will become assets of the community. We help them change their lives for the better. And this is a great miracle.

He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:8)

At some point in our career, when the light is dim and gloomy, we should always remember this inspiration from the Bible. Our students deserve us.

We are the champions in their lives and we should never give up on them no matter what. So, if we feel that we are about to fall and give up, we should stand on our toes and be the best that we can be.

In like manner, we are like trees and we send out our roots to nourish our students and we never cease doing it until they become successful.

Therefore, it is a great reminder for us that our deepest troubles should not hamper our being.  We are instruments of inspiration and our leaves remain green amid great heat and drought!

Once I became a teacher, I went the extra mile to become a great teacher. I tried my way that would beam the shining sun into the life of my students.

You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. (John 13:13-17)

Great teachers care for their students. And, so are we? We work harder each and every day to make a difference. We try to change the world and help our students and be of genuine service to them.

We follow God’s examples which makes us stay in this challenging profession.  The way towards success may get so terrifying and disappointing but then we strive because our hearts are full of joy and inspiration.

When our students reach out to us and say, Thank you teacher for believing in me! This will make us ponder, I am really a teacher after all. Although my wallet’s empty yet my heart is full of gladness and wonderful memories of my students.

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, (Titus 2:7)

As teachers, we are being admired by our students and they aspire to become like us. In particular, we always strive to be good examples to our students.

As we encourage our students to strive for greatness and to see the best in themselves, we are at the same teaching them how to lead a good life!

On the whole, set our students’ good examples to inspire them to live to their fullest potential.

Through our commitment to excellence and great hopes of success, our students are encouraged to pursue their dreams and nourish their own personal growth as human beings.

For more powerful truths, click this link and dig into more Bible verses that will keep you reminded of your worth as a teacher and a person.

When I think of what type of teacher I am, I reminisce about wonderful experiences with my students. They are among my finest sources of inspiration. These quotable quotes support my views and keep me standing where I am.
These gems of thought somehow help me overcome my self-defeating thoughts. Now, I feel compelled to call your attention and be with me for a while to a parcel that we ought not to omit.

Are we happy with our passion? Then, let’s show the world that we are always inspired to fulfill our roles and responsibilities as educators.

Decidedly, I want you to be with me and be full of the joys of spring!

“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.”
– Scott Hayden

If we see a great transformation for our students, we can say that we are in seventh heaven. Their successes and failures are ours too.

Our journey as teachers should never falter. Our great love for our learners is an indication that our interest in them is genuine.

As we continue to equip ourselves with teaching skills to become more effective teachers, we are also displaying our great love for learning.

When we collaborate with our co-teachers, we show great interest to grow in our profession. And, this is because we love our learners.

We want to offer them the best education they deserve. When our students feel our love and concern for them, they also feel better about themselves.

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”
Robert Frost

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This statement Frost made me realize my worth as a teacher. I am an awakener of inaction.
I reflect from time to time on my role as a teacher in these challenging times.

What and who am I as an awakener? If my students are distracted and are disinterested in learning, how can I be an awakener?

This makes me think of ways to help my students explore limitless possibilities to be themselves and ignite their innermost passions and potentials. Too easy to say, but too difficult to execute. Hence, we need this awakener for ourselves too!

Hence, I affirm! I am an awakener. Knowing that my profession as a teacher is highly encompassing, I should arm myself with the best weapons of inspiration to be on track of the awakener’s path.

                         “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”                                                                          ―MALALA YOUSAFZAI

This is the ultimate reason that teachers should not give up. We are to change the world! Our great positivism will ignite change and will make this world a better place to live in.

As we create a positive learning environment for our students, we are actually aiming for a more profound cause – to become life-changing agents of the world. Though it’s never easy, our daily efforts are worth it.

          “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.”               –JAPANESE PROVERB

Behind the implementation of competencies for proficiency is a great cause of making our students grow as an individual.

The creative learning experiences we share with our students solidify our mission of instilling in them the belief that they can accomplish great things with the fullest potential.

Our concern for our learners reverberates in their existence and they will not forget that once in their lives they spend and entrust their lives to a great teacher.

                    “A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops.”                    –Henry Adams

The inspiration set by a great teacher is ineffaceable. If you are with me on this, we can affirm that we are awesome as teachers.

This thought somehow warms my heart. Whenever my schedules seem to take me out of this world, I remind myself that I should never stop because I affect eternity.

I take this inspiring pill to give myself that extra positive push to continue my mission of touching lives! Gladly, these amazing words by Henry Adams remind me why I do it all!

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”                                                                                      ― William Arthur Ward

Certainly, the quality of the teacher will readily affect the quality of learning the child receives. Inspiring our students to become better versions of themselves makes us great teachers!

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To become a great teacher, one is required an enthusiasm to make a difference in the life of young people. With our great expectations for our students, we magnify our thoughts that we believe in their efforts and that they are capable of making great achievements.

William Arthur Ward reminds us of our roles as teachers. So, which one are you? Are you certain of your choice? I’m sure your students can tell!

“The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.”                                                                                                                              –Maria Montessori

Being a teacher for years, I have witnessed how my students transformed to become lifelong learners. Teaching them life skills from the heart makes them strive to improve their capabilities.

It seems likely that my ways of making them independent learners really work! As I help them develop critical and analytical thinking skills, they emerge to take charge of their own learning schemes.

Self-regulated learners have the ability to evaluate and keep track of their developments. And, this is possible with the genuine support of a great teacher.

When my students start to explore and make discoveries, I scaffold their great interests with my words of encouragement so that they can do what they perceive to achieve.

For me, my scaffolding techniques are incredible tools that will help my students realize their full potential to become independent learners. They develop self-direction to ensure that they will survive even if they are left to themselves!

“If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.”                                                                                -Chinese Proverb

That is why we are here! We aim to educate our young learners so they will become better humans.
We work every day to give our students the best chance of learning skills and internalizing good behavior.

Each of our students has the opportunity to learn. They are entrusted to our care because their parents are hopeful that we can help their children have a good future.

Although it still remains the choice of the child, as concerned teachers, we should try our best to positively influence their best choices so they will find their worth for a lifetime.

“The teachers who get “burned out” are not the ones who are constantly learning, which can be exhilarating, but those who feel they must stay in control and ahead of the students at all times.”  -Frank Martin

Being on our toes requires self-regulatory skills. Frank Martin reminds us to stay still and never quit.
Our students may really test the span of our patience but we have to remember that we have to remain talented educators.

We may have ‘had enough but it’s not a guarantee that we surrender. Yes, teaching has become very complicated at times, that is why I tried my best to bring to you inspirational words as forms of enlightenment.

All those negative emotions should not make us sweep away from our real purpose. When feelings of apathy and frustration get in our way as a result of unmanaged student interactions and meeting up expectations, we should always settle for the best and get ahead of our students.

“The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth”.

                                                                                                                      -Dan Rather

This is a call to lead with a strong certitude for discipline. The truth might be painful at times, but it can help our students wake up, embrace reality, and move forward.

Believing in our students’ potential is a great value of respect to their capacities and skills. Always pushing them to do more aligned with the greatest truths of all time, students are highly motivated to excel.

If we scrabble for encouragement and so do our students. And to give those affirmations, we need to acknowledge the potential and capabilities of our learners, the same way we are recognized by our colleagues and superiors.

“The future of the world is in my classroom today.”

                                                                                            -Ivan Welton Fitzwater

The learning environment we establish is the perfect training ground for our students. Therefore, as teachers, we should do our part in shaping the future of our students by keeping them engaged in learning.

The increased performance of our students best compensates for the efforts and preparations we have on a daily basis. It’s worth it and it can make us happy. By knowing that we have helped a soul, we are more inspired to teach with passion.

Always keep in your heart that the children you have in your classroom are the future of the world; hence, they should be given the best training and instructions.

“For nothing will be impossible with God.”

                                                             Luke 1:37

As teachers, we tend to balance our work and our family, just like any other professional out there.  It can really be tedious at times but nothing is impossible with God.

Let’s bow our heads, recognize His mighty, trust in His ways, and He will help us conquer our feats.

“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

                                                                                          Proverbs 22:6

As teachers, we play the role of second parents in the life of a child. Thus, we should teach the right thing to our learners so they will be guided.

Aside from imparting life skills, we should also convey morals and virtues for upright living. I believe our learners deserve this kind of love from us.

Ultimately, as teachers, we need to get inspiration from time to time.

At the end of the day, you still have to make your own decisions! The choice is in your hands whether you prefer to be a happy teacher or a miserable one. If you stay down it’s your choice!

However, I still believe in the power of positive inspiration in our life. This small act of inspiration will go a long way. I’m certain of that. We just need to rekindle our passion at times.

Being stressed out is fleeting and being happy is eternal.

I am enthusiastic that sharing words of encouragement will brighten up your day. Also, enthusiasm is contagious!

You can inspire me too!  Let me know how you encourage yourself during challenging times!

Leave a comment below! Let’s stay inspired and connected!