Celebrating teachers and everything they contribute to society
Today is World Teacher’s Day – October 5
The United Nations’ (UN) World Teachers’ Day celebrates the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels. This enables children and adults of all ages to learn to take part in and contribute to their local community and global society.
World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated since 1994.
How do we celebrate World Teachers’ Day?
There are many different events organized around the world.
These all, in some way, honor the sacrifices teachers make for our children.
While each child is different, so is their teacher, and many places do specific things.
Conferences are also held on this day in some places.
It is an important day for teachers to reflect on their professional development and what they need to learn.
What difference did a teacher make in your life?
An experienced teacher will tell you that the art of teaching lies in what you can learn each day from your experiences with your students.
We’ve all had that one teacher who made a tremendous difference to our lives.
Some may have taken us on educational journeys; others may have just understood us.
Others still may have scared us enough to keep us on a straight path.
They learn to know us very well
Teachers are with us for about 12 years of our lives.
They begin teaching us to get along with others and how to tie up our shoelaces.
After that they teach us the fundamentals: Language, Maths and Science.
Let’s not forget those teachers who also teach a second language to foreign students.
And, those who teach us more practical skills like typing or mechanics.
Teachers do a fabulous job and while seeing their students succeed is its own reward, let’s spend time today reflecting on the difference they have made in our own lives.