If you had to choose the teacher who has impacted you most, who would you pick and why? We asked ourselves and shared our answers. And do you know what? Going beyond teaching theories, we were all in agreement that what we remembered best was the passion, care, patience and sense of humor of our teachers.
Teaching goes beyond theory
The role of a teacher in the classroom runs through generations, text books and activities. It addresses values, managing emotions, empathy and leadership. Also, positive reinforcement, personal growth and socio-affective skills, which we have often spoken about in this blog.
World Teachers’ Day
Since 1994, October 5th has been a date highlighted in the calendar. It’s World Teachers’ Day and it commemorates the acceptance of the recommendation of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Unesco concerning The Status of Teachers (1966). It is a recommendation which lays out the regularization of teachers concerning training, rights, acknowledgements and hiring.
Every year, Unesco holds conferences centered on a central topic to celebrate this day. For example, the last few years were, ‘Teachers at the center of higher education recovery’ (2021), ‘Teachers: Leaders in crisis situations, re-inventing the future’ (2020), ‘Young teachers, the future of the profession’ (2019).
This year, in 2022, the central topic will be:
Consult the full program here.
Join the party!
In this conference, the way in which teachers are transforming education, the support needed to fully unleash their talents and vocation and rethinking the road ahead with respect to the profession on a global scale will be debated.
You can join the conversation or follow the conversation on social media with the hashtag:
And if you are up to it, record yourself thanking the teacher who has most impacted you. Don’t forget to mention us (@innovamat) so that we can share it and who knows, maybe it will reach its destination… what is clear is that it will encourage and motivate other teachers. So, join us and let’s celebrate World Teachers’ Day!