Today is World Teacher Day

Since 1994 World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on 5 October. It is an opportunity for UNESCO and Education International to celebrate the profession and to promote international standards for the teaching profession. The theme for this year is: Teachers for gender equality.

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Teachers’ Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of the role played by teachers all over the world. Show your support for these dedicated and important people not just on Teachers’ Day, but throughout the whole year.

Let me just say my favorite teacher was Mrs. Sweet in 5th Grade. Maybe there is something in her name.

Quotes on teachers:

•”The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” – Khalil Gibran

•“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

•“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

•The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.” – Maria Montessori

•“A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.” – John Henrik Clarke

•“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry

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