Monday, October 5, 2020
What is World Teachers’ Day?
Next to parents, teachers are one of the most important influences in children’s lives. Ever since UNESCO created it in 1994, countries around the world have been observing World Teachers’ Day every October 5th.
It’s a day to celebrate the remarkable work of teachers and focus on the issues facing them throughout this COVID-19 crisis.
Everyone can remember a teacher who made a real difference in their life. And when people talk about their most influential teachers they do it with so much admiration that sometimes you can even hear a catch in their voice.
What makes a memorable teacher?
When we asked people what was it specifically what they liked about their most influential teacher, their answers were variations of these.
- Had a unique teaching style
- Was concerned, caring, supportive
- Had a great personality
- Treated students fairly and equitably
- Was approachable and patient
Teachers’ organizations across Canada have been getting the word out to schools about just how important World Teachers’ Day is through advertising, websites and social media platforms.
What’s happening this October 5th?
Watch our social media for World Teachers’ Day content and a special message from MTS President James Bedford on Monday, October 5th. You’ll find print ads across Manitoba in the Winnipeg Free Press, Brandon Sun and in a local weekly newspaper near you.
Feel free to post what’s happening at your school and use the hashtag #worldteachersday and #thankateacher.