World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in the local area how great you think they are:
- The Children's Learning Center Preschool
- St. Louis Community College-Wildwood
- Rockwood School District
- St. Marks' Lutheran School
- Most Sacred Heart School
- Living Water Academy
- Hope Montessori Academy
- Kumon of Wildwood
- The Goddard School
- KinderCare of Wildwood
- Apple Hill Academy of Wildwood
- The Elegant Child Early Learning Center
- St. Alban Roe Catholic School
- Living Word Early Childhood Center
- Fulton School of St. Albans
But, the day also takes 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. The theme for 2012 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.
Most people have an educator who has changed his or her life with their kindness, humor or educational impact. On World Teachers' Day, they can remembered 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.
How will you celebrate World Teachers' Day? Give your favorite teachers a shout out in the comments' section of this article.