It’s World Teachers’ Day!
Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. – Solomon Ortiz
Today in the U.S. and 100 other countries in the world, UNESCO is celebrating its 16th annual World Teachers’ Day to honor the contributions of teachers to education and child development everywhere. We may usually focus on education technology and what it can do for education, but teachers are ultimately the foundation to a child’s education and their guide to scholastic success. Through their lessons, students find encouragement and passion for new and unique ideas that ultimately take the world forward.
UNESCO focuses on not only highlighting the achievement of educators everywhere, they also look at the challenges facing global education. Their campaign slogan for this year is: “empowering teachers, building sustainable societies.”
In remembering the importance of improving education at a global scale as we thank our teachers today, Time Magazine looks as the sustainability of education into the future, and the ever-growing need for people dedicated to education.
Read the full story here:
This Is How Many More Primary School Teachers the World Will Need to Provide Primary Education for All by 2020 -Time Magazine
Suchita is a student at Emerson College, where she is pursuing a BFA in Writing, Literature, & Publishing for poetry with a Global & Post-Colonial Studies minor. She has been published in Verge Magazine (Canada) and Affairs Today (UK).