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28 Great Game Of Thrones Quotes To Engage Your Class

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Fall might be in the air, but winter is coming. You know it, your friends know it, and there’s a good chance your students know it. With all the buzz about the hit HBO show, why not take the opportunity to infuse some great references in class? Really, there’s nothing more fun than making pop culture connections with students. And what’s more popular right now than Game of Thrones? It may not be suitable to your younger audiences, but they’ve definitely heard about it. In fact, the show’s become so popular that one teacher recently threatened to discipline his students with spoilers!

While The School Communications Agency certainly does not condone classroom management of the sort, there’s no doubt there are some great lines to help students learn. Here’s some of our favorite and ones teachers could use to great impact. Hope they come in useful! Valar Morghulis.

For teaching strength and self awareness
“Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” – Tyrion Lannister

For explaining the need to keep on keeping on
“In battle, discipline beats numbers nine times out of ten.”  – Jon Snow

For turning negatives into positives
“A bruise is a lesson, and every lesson makes us better.” – Arya Stark

For your honors philosophy class
“There is a lot that can happen between now and never.” – Lord Peter Baelish

For keeping all your options open
“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” – Jon Snow

For compelling students to take chances
“The man who fears losing has already lost.” – Arya Stark

For its great self reflection
“Never forget who you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you” – Tryion Lannister

For teaching conviction
“I will answer injustice with justice.” – Daenerys Targaryen

For motivating the girls in your class 
“I may be small. I may be a girl, but I won’t be knitting by the fire while I have men fight for me.” – Lyanna Mormont

For making sure you know who your friends are
“Leave one wolf alive, and the sheep are never safe.” – Arya Stark

For embracing individuality 
“There are no men like me. There’s only me.” – Jaime Lannister

For being your true self 
“There is no honor in tricks.” – Sansa Stark

For being a noble leader
“A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of the sheep” – Tywin Lannister

For fighting for what’s right
“I want to fight for the side that fights for the living” – Jon Snow

For beating the odds
“A very small man can cast a very large shadow.” – Lord Varys

For playing it smart
“A smart commander does not abandon a defensive advantage” – Roose Bolton

For the best reading motivation ever
“My brother has his sword, and I have my mind. And a mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone. That’s why I read so much.” – Tyrion Lannister

For those moments when you just need to say “Wrong!”
“You know nothing, Jon Snow.” – Ygritte

For teaching the merits of loyalty
“A man without friends is a man without power” – Renly Baratheon

For being at the service of others
“A man of the Night Watch lives his life for the Realm” – Jon Mormont

For teaching figurative language
“Paint stripes on a toad, he does not become a tiger.” – Sandor Clegane

For getting students to write with passion
“The contents of a man’s letters are more valuable than the contents of his purse.” – Lord Varys

For not backing down
“I am Sansa Stark of Winterfell. This is my home. And you can’t frighten me.” – Sansa Stark

For taking the high road
“The occasional kindness will spare you all kind of trouble down the road.” – Cersie Lannister

For daring students to dream big
“It’s like stepping into a dream you’ve been dreaming for as long as you can remember and finding out that the dream is more real than your life.” – Jaime Lannister

And.. two for controlling your emotions
“You’re angry. Sometimes your anger makes people do unfortunate things.” – Sansa Stark
“Sometimes fear makes them do unfortunate things.” – Arya Stark

And remember, a Lannister always pays their debts, and that’s a good lesson too.

If you’re a teacher and found this useful, we’d love to know how it went. We’d love your Facebook follow! 

Valar Dohaeris.

About The Author

Chris Coomey is a teacher, writer, and community engagement specialist. When not working with students or writing about education, you can find him on his bike, on the basketball court, or out on a long hike on the incredible Colorado trails.