World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in our community just how great you think they are. Take some time to tell us about a teacher that touched your life in our comment section. Or tell us about your child's favorite teacher.
The day also has on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights. Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. This year's theme is "Take a stand for teachers."
This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Its aim is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on the protection of teachers' rights and the proper training, development and status raising of teachers.
UNESCO’s partners in this effort are the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, Education International and UNICEF.
Almost everyone has had an educator who changed his or her life with their kindness, humor or educational impact. On World Teachers' Day, we can remember them by looking at issues and obstacles they may face, knowing that the brightest and most motivated teachers need to be continually attracted to a profession whose status continually needs improvement socially and monetarily.
More than 100 countries currently observe World Teachers' Day, with many corporate supporters such as Google recognizing the global impact and conditions of teachers.
Give your favorite teacher a shout out in the comments section below.