Great Teacher – Teacher I Always Knew I Could Be Affirmation

Happy Wednesday, my friends. There was an old bumper sticker that read, “If you can read this, thank a teacher.”

We have so much to think our teachers for and yet our society doesn’t always reward them the way it should. I know a lot of teachers and former teachers. Most love the teaching part, but it’s easy to get caught up in the politics and the discipline issues and forget what inspired you to teach.

This affirmation, listened to regularly, inspires you to release the amazing teaching within you and find the joy and the passion that once lit the teaching fire within you.


  • First-person- I am a great teacher. Today the teacher I always knew I could be shows up in my classroom.
  • Second-person: You are a great teacher. Today the teacher you always knew you could be shows up in your classroom.

If you’re not a teacher, share this one with your favorite teachers.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember you are awesome!



Learning Styles and Affirmations

I’ve spent the past 20 years writing learning programs in the corporate world. Before that I spent 10 years in sales and recruiting. All of these roles have taught the importance of not only delivering the right message, but delivering the right message in the right way to the right audience.

One of my fascinations going back to my days as an Education school undergrad has been learning styles. You won’t be surprised that these learning styles are closely related to our senses, especially seeing, hearing, and touching.

Though these have been further sub-divided in some research, there are three primary learning styles and a combination style.

  • Visual Learners – about 65 percent of learners are visual. That is they prefer to learn through pictures or the written word.
  • Auditory Learners – about 30 percent of the population learns best by listening. They prefer lecture to reading and often will even read information aloud to to themselves.
  • Kinesthetic/Tactile Learners – about 5 percent of learners. They prefer learning by being active or hands on. This is the learn by doing person.

Additional research indicates that upwards of 70 percent prefer our preferred style alone. About 20-25 percent prefer a combination of two styles. The rest make use of all three styles to varying degrees.

Add to this research from the field of memory that shows we retain information better when more of our senses were involved in receiving it.

In my use and recording of affirmations over the years, I’ve studied the use of different forms of transmission on myself and others. Affirmations are a form of rote learning that benefits from repetition, emotion, and belief.

Over time, I’ve aligned with the research above. Video is the most powerful tool there is for embedding affirmations in our consciousness.

It’s visual and auditory. That immediately covers 90 plus percent of people in their learning style. It simplifies the power of repetition versus just reading or saying an affirmation (both still good practices). Video can be used passively as background during the day. Whereas reading and speaking affirmations require focus. Both are useful, but for saturating your consciousness with an affirmation, audio is superior.

This all makes sense from a practical point of view as well. When you want to learn how to do something new, where do you go first? Do you Google it and look for a written or flowchart explanation or do you go to YouTube to watch, listen, and learn?

This is why I’ve transitioned most of my work from written and audio affirmations 10 or even five years ago and almost exclusively to video affirmations today.

I create them like this example below and I have my favorite YouTube channels where I go to listen to affirmations and get my mind right.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!


10 Adult Learning Affirmations

Learning, I contend, is a daily and lifelong adventure. It’s not something confined to a few years early in our lives. It’s not something we just do because we have to keep our jobs later on. Learning is a gift we give to ourselves with every new discovery.

There’s a beautiful Chinese proverb that says, “Learning is a treasure that follows its owner everywhere.”

Here are 10 affirmations that encourage you to keep learning and that you are an amazing learner.

  1. I am committed to being a lifelong learner.
  2. I can learn anything I put my mind to.
  3. Learning new things brings feelings of joy and accomplishment.
  4. I accept that learning new things might cause me to change my view of the world.
  5. I refuse to be left out of what there is to know.
  6. I share what I learn with others.
  7. My goal each day is to learn one new and important thing to apply to my life.
  8. I accept that I can learn something from both friends and adversaries.
  9. My thirst for knowledge grows and grows.
  10. I am fearless in the pursuit of knowledge and truth.

Your best you is reborn every day in the things you learn. Class is in session. You simply need to show up.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!


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13 Teacher Affirmations

Today I am featuring some affirmations for one of our most important professions – teachers. I received a B.S. in Education and planned to go into teaching at one point in my life. Life took me in another direction, but I have always appreciated and respected what teachers do for all of us.

  1. I am an awesome teacher making a real difference in the lives of my students today!
  2. Today my students have my absolute commitment.
  3. Today I give my students all I can so that tomorrow they can be all they can!
  4. My teaching makes an impact in the world in completely unexpected and amazing ways.
  5. Each and every day, I bring knowledge and dedication to my classroom.
  6. I love teaching! At the end of every day, I KNOW I have made a difference.
  7. I am a great teacher! I am a great teacher! I am a great teacher and I get better and better each and every day!
  8. I am a great teacher! Each day I strive to be that teacher my students will look back on an say, “Thanks!”
  9. I thrive on making [fill in your subject] relevant to the lives of my students and today I do!
  10. Teaching is more a relationship than a job or a role. Today I remember to relate the learning to each student!
  11. A great teacher lives within me! Today that teacher is shaping futures!
  12. Today and every day, I stay focused by remembering why I got into teaching!
  13. Each and every day, I share life’s greatest gift – the gift of learning!

Please share these with your favorite teacher!


Ray Davis is the founder of The Affirmation Spot. He’s been studying and practicing personal development for 30 years. He’s also studied many of the world’s spiritual traditions and mythologies.

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I Think I Can, I Know I Can – The Affirmation Spot for Friday March 14, 2008

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The Little Engine That Could (a Platt and Munk Classic)Many of you are familiar with famous 20th century children’s story The Little Engine That Could.According to Wikipedia, it is unclear who originally wrote the story, but it appeared in the publication Wellsprings for Young People in 1906 under the title “Thinking One Can”.  Four years later the story was published by The Daughters of the American Revolution. That same year, 1910, a version titled The Pony Engine written by Mary C. Jacobs appeared in The Kindergarten Review. (source wikipedia)

As with much of the literature I was exposed to in my early years, I first read the book at my grandmother’s house. Although I had no clue what an underdog was then, I was loved the idea that someone who was told they could not do something did it.

For those not familiar with the story, a long train has to be pulled over a large hill. Several anthropomorphized large engines refuse the task because they believe it impossible. However, one little engine volunteers to attempt. As the little engine builds steam going up the hill, it begins saying, “I think I can….I think I can….I think I can.” Finally, reaching the crest of the hill The Little Engine begins saying, “I know I can…I know I can…I know I can.” The Little Engine succeeds demonstrating the benefits of thinking positively.

This story is simple and childlike. Most wisdom is.

Look around and realize that every human-made thing you see began with an idea and the statement, “I think I can.” Very little has ever been accomplished by someone saying to themselves, “I don’t think I can.” Oh, occasionally a pessimist may succeed at something; proving the statement that even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

By and large, though, if you want to succeed in life – live your dreams, accomplish great things, build something, write something, leave your mark – you must attain the mindset, “I think I can.” You won’t have it every minute of every day. Doubt is part of life.  However, if you can get that mindset most of the time, success follows. As success grows on success, your “I think I can” mindset transitions into an “I know I can mindset”. When you get to that point you’re off to the races.

Now that you have children or grandchildren don’t forget this classic. Do what you can to instill in them an optimistic outlook on life. By helping them now, you prevent them from having to build it from scratch later in life.

Be peaceful Be prosperous Be positive!


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