Returning to the classroom after a break, whether long or short, can require some patience and discipline. Share in the adjustment to school like with your students and help them to make the transition as smooth as possible. Check out these ideas for inspirational whiteboard quotes to use when greeting your students at the start of a fresh semester in the classroom.
6 New Year’s Whiteboard Quotes for the Classroom
At the start of a new semester and a new year, students are open to being inspired. Use these quotes to start the day off on an optimistic foot, or to give students some excitement for upcoming opportunities to grow and learn.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
– Rainer Maria Rilke
– Saji Ijiyemi
– Michael Altshuler
“This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!”
–William Arthur Ward
– Edith Lovejoy Pierce
New Years Welcome Back Bulletin Board Ideas
After the winter break, it’s fun to surprise students with a new bulletin board. Try out the New Year’s theme with any one of these fun ideas from Pinterest.
6 Quotes About School to Inspire Students
Getting back into the swing of things might be a little easier if students have inspirational words on the board to remind them how important their effort and learning truly is. These quotes might serve as the start to a discussion or even a lead-in to a personal story about returning to school after break.
– Jean Piaget
– Benjamin Franklin
– Harry Potter (JK Rowling)
– John Dewey
More Goal Setting Tips and Ideas for Teachers & Students
Looking for more ways to get students excited about the start of a new year and all the exciting opportunities that lie ahead? Give them a chance to set some new goals, and set a few of your own. Discuss the importance of follow-through and check-ins as you start a fresh semester and a new year together.