Teachers have a large impact on all students and individuals learning through them. For this reason, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) back in 1994 declared the 5 of October to be World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers’ Day. This being because the holiday is recognized in several countries around the globe. It is a way for others to give thanks to those who choose to teach.
For more information on World Teachers’ Day, nominations, and the struggles that teachers face, check out the resources below:
Nominate a teacher for the Global Teacher Prize from the Varkey Foundation
Stalcup, Ann. “World Teachers’ Day.” Faces, vol. 20, no. 9, May 2004, p. 28. EBSCOhost.
Berman, Eliza. "These Photos Show How Hard Teachers Have Always Worked." Time Magazine. Retrieved from http://time.com/4056144/world-teachers-day/
Peterson, Paul E., et al. Teachers Versus the Public : What Americans Think About Schools and How to Fix Them. Brookings Institution Press, 2014.