Maya Angelou Quotes for Your Students

Published On: February 16th, 2016·By ·

These Maya Angelou quotes will reinforce a growth mind set.

In honor of Black History Month, I decided to share some Maya Angelou quotes that reinforce the growth mindset. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.

Bevin Reinen posted a few quotes from African American Author Maya Angelou that reinforce the growth mindset. Maya Angelou is an author, actress, poet, and civil rights activist. Some of her most famous works include I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie, for which she was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. With as much writing as she has done, it's no wonder there are some amazing quotes inside her work. Below are three different quotes that reinforce a growth mindset and are which are perfect to share with your students during Black History Month (or any month!).

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Do you have a favorite Maya Angelou quote? What are some other quotes that reinforce a growth mindset? Do you use quotes much in your classroom?

Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to

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