October 5 is World Teachers’ Day. Since 1994, this annual event celebrates all teachers around the globe. The theme for 2021 as set by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation is Celebrating Teachers – we see you, value you, and applaud you.
This is one day a year, especially this year, when we can stop and thank our teachers for everything they have done and endured over the past 18 months. Teachers have gone above and beyond to support students and colleagues. Their dedication and determination hasn’t gone unnoticed by students, parents and members of the community.
Teachers have an incredible impact on students. Not only through their education, but also on who they are as person. Many of us have fond memories of our favorite teachers, and can share stories of the impact they had on our youth, and in many cases, who we are today.
To teachers across the province, you are creating lifelong learning and memories for your students. Thank you for helping to create a generation of compassionate, critical thinkers who feel prepared, confident and ready to make their marks on the world. Your actions truly do impact our future leaders and change makers.
Some of our local association presidents have shared stories of their favorite teachers, and the impact they have had and continue to have on them many years later. Check out the video below to hear their stories.