Use quotes at the start of the school year to inspire your students to success.
Quotes can be excellent discussion starters; they can serve as a unique tool for talking about the importance of working hard, the meaning of success, and many other popular start-of-the-school-year "teacher talking-points." A bulletin board full of quotes can serve as a jumping-off point for a nice writing activity too. Or students might do some research to learn more about the people who originated the quotes.
Collect a series of quotes you think might resonate with students and that cover themes you emphasize at the start of the school year. An excellent starting point is this list of 180 quotes -- a quote a day for each day of the school year. Use a large font to type a selection of the quotes for posting on the bulletin board.
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