Happy World Teachers Day (10.5.13)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

World Teachers Day- Inspirational Quote

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October 5th serves as World Teachers Day, a day dedicated to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world. It’s a wonderful reminder to take the time to thank a teacher this week for all that they do year-round to shape the lives and minds of our children.

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  1. Rebecca

     /  October 12, 2013

    It is absolutely looked upon favorably how American Greetings enables customers to make that special connection with those close to them. It is important to take time to recognize and thank all who educate and nurture or minds. American Greetings card shop creates niche cards annually for special holidays such as “World Teacher’s Day”, so that those who have prospered from the gain of intelligence can take time to give thanks.

    “World Teacher’s Day” began in 1994 when the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) created the goal of recognizing the contributions and achievements of teachers along with highlighting teachers’ concerns and priorities regarding education. The UNESCO believes that education, culture, and communication are the building blocks of peace(“The history of,” 2005). October 5 is the chosen date to celebrate “World Teacher’s Day” because, historically, in 1966 a recommendation from UNESCO was brought to the government concerning the Status of Teachers. Passed by the government on October 5, 1966, teachers worldwide were enabled by society to be competent, qualified, and motivated teachers.

    Even today UNESCO celebrates teachers worldwide through a program called the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Teachers for Global Classrooms program. In this program 32 American teachers were sent to Brazil, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Morrocco, or Ukraine in order to globalize U.S. schools and classrooms. Through this experience teachers learned with and from colleagues in other countries to develop international knowledge and skill. In turn, teachers from Argentina, Finland, India, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Singapore, and South Africa were sent tp study and conduct research at University of Maryland for a semester under the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program. This is a program that sends U.S. primary and secondary school teachers abroad for three to six months and brings international teachers to the United States for a semester.

    Celebrating World Teachers Day is a great way to appreciate those who are spreading knowledge throughout the world. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization is reaching out to their publics which is the students and teachers of the world so that learning and the access to knowledge is attainable to everyone.

    Sources:
    (2013). U.s. department of state welcomes teachers from around the globe to celebrate world teachers’ day. Retrieved from http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/10/198562.htm

    The history of world teachers day. (2005). Retrieved from http://www.teachers.ab.ca/Publications/ATA News/Volume 40/Number 3/In the News/Pages/The History of World Teachers Day.aspx

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