World Teachers’ Day… did you know there was such a thing? Well, there has been a World Teachers’ Day held annually since October 5th 1994!
What’s the point?
World Teachers’ Day recognises teachers’ significant contribution to society and shows appreciation for the vital job that they do.
How did I know I wanted to become a teacher?
I have known that I wanted to be a teacher since I was 15. I did a summer volunteering job at my local library to help out with the children’s summer reading challenge. I enjoyed doing this and realised that I loved working with children and helping further their learning by introducing them to different books.
Your favourite teacher?
My favourite teacher from primary school was my year 4 teacher who used to make us do a warm up for school every day which made us laugh. She used to sing and dance in lessons as much as possible. I just remember being engaged and never finding the lessons boring!
What’s your idea of a good teacher?
My idea of a good teacher is someone who inspires children to learn. They should be fun, caring, dedicated, love learning and a bit crazy. Do you remember an inspirational teacher from your childhood?
So if you are in school, college or university on world teacher day…say thanks! They do a lot more than you know to help you be the best person you can and to help you achieve your potential!
Happy World Teachers’ Day!