No matter your age, you likely remember that special teacher who made a positive impact on your life—someone who helped you grasp a challenging concept or experience a learning moment that defined your classroom experience and set the tone for our school years.
Every year on October 5, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day. It is a time to remember those special educators who supported us when we were students, and show gratitude to those who inspired us in the classroom. It is also a great day to recognize the teachers who are currently having a positive impact on your children!
World Teachers’ Day is an annual celebration across the globe. It began in 1966, when the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, passed the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. The Recommendation established benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers. It set standards for their training and continuing education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.
Now, we honor the anniversary of the Recommendation by celebrating World Teachers’ Day. So today, we encourage you to thank a teacher for that memorable moment you’ll never forget…or that moment your child will never forget!