TeacherGoal #15: Use Positive Affirmations to Develop Strong Student Relationships with MoNique Waters

"My ultimate goal is that I don't want any child in my classroom that comes in contact with me not to feel like they are special, that they are beautiful and that they're valuable.


MoNique Waters
Author, I Can Achieve Anything

Are you looking for ways to really help your students to overcome challenges, build resiliency, and grow confidence? In today's episode, the author of I Can Achieve Anything, MoNique Waters shares how teachers can build student confidence by implementing positive affirmations into their classroom routine. She highlights why teachers should take care of themselves to be the best advocates for their students. MoNique shows how positive affirmations can help build students' confidence and self-esteem, as well as create strong relationships with them that will motivate them to achieve success. You don't want to miss this thought-provoking episode!

MoNique is extremely passionate about teaching and believes that her classroom learning environment should be fun, engaging, promote growth, and she has a love for learning. She strongly believes that building relationships is the foundation of a successful classroom where students feel seen and heard. . With her high energy and enthusiasm for teaching, she captivates not only her students but the attention of all those watching.

3 TeacherGoal Tips

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Teaching children emotional vocabulary can help them to identify and manage their emotions effectively

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Spend the day with yourself cataloging your emotions to begin developing your own emotional intelligence

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Integrating emotions into the classroom is important because it creates conditions that teach students how to respond when they are feeling emotions

This Episode Features...

MoNique Waters

MoNique Waters is a primary educator, content creator, speaker, and author from Ohio. MoNique is extremely passionate about teaching and believes that her classroom learning environment should be fun, engaging, promote growth, and she has a love for learning. She strongly believes that building relationships is the foundation of a successful classroom where students feel seen and heard. MoNique has presented to educators worldwide at educational conferences and shares her teaching practices through her social media platform Its MoNique's World. With her high energy and enthusiasm for teaching, she captivates not only her students but the attention of all those watching.

Follow MoNique on social media @itsmoniquesworld and learn more on her website itsmoniquesworld.com

Erica Terry, Host

Erica Terry is a 19 year educator with experience as Chief Academic Officer, School Counselor and High School Science Teacher. 

She is the author of Time, Grace & Space: 10 Minute Journal to Prioritize Teacher Wellness & Self-Care, Classroom to CEO in 30 Days and founder of Healthy Wealthy Educators, where she provides actionable tools and resources that empower you to live a healthy lifestyle and build generational wealth by creating multiple streams of income. 

While inspiring educators to create a life they love embodies her professional passion, her husband, Melvin and daughter, Eva are the driving force and greatest blessings in her life. You can find her hanging out on Instagram @healthywealthyeducators

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