Today we celebrate World Teachers’ Day.
October 5th has been the day we celebrate as World Teachers’ Day since 1994. World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
Each year UNESCO picks a theme for World’s Teacher Day. This year, World Teachers’ Day will celebrate teachers with the theme “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”.
Taken directly from the UNESCO Website
“The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly added to the challenges faced by already over-extended education systems throughout the world. It is no exaggeration to say that the world is at a crossroads and, now more than ever, we must work with teachers to protect the right to education and guide it into the unfolding landscape brought about by the pandemic.
The issue of teacher leadership in relation to crisis responses is not just timely, but critical in terms of the contributions teachers have made to provide remote learning, support vulnerable populations, re-open schools, and ensure that learning gaps have been mitigated. The discussions surrounding WTD will also address the role of teachers in building resilience and shaping the future of education and the teaching profession.”
We, the staff and students of Lydia Lois Beardy Memorial School wish our teachers’ and all the teachers’ across the world a Happy World Teacher’s Day.
Some News Articles about World Teachers’ Day
This World Teachers’ Day, here’s what teachers want you to know
By Lauren Kent, CNN
Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation World Teachers’ Day 2020
Statement by the Prime Minister on World Teachers’ Day
Canadian Teachers Federation World Teachers’ Day