Words are extremely powerful. I have found that using quotes in the classroom, not only inspires students but helps foster a great learning environment and builds classroom culture. I have implemented 'quotes' numerous ways including through student implementation where students select a weekly quote that we display and discuss.
I then conscious look for 'teaching moments' where I can bring the quote or past quotes into a situation and demonstrate the purpose of the quote. I also use it as a behaviour management tool.
Here is my short video in relation to my Positive Pineapple.
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