Happy World Teachers’ Day!

Today, Monday October 5 is World Teachers’ Day all across the globe.

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The United Nations’ (UN) World Teachers’ Day celebrates the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels. This enables children and adults of all ages to learn to take part in and contribute to their local community and global society.

“Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies” is the World Teachers’ Day slogan for 2015. It is recognised that teachers are not only a means to implementing education goals; they are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values and ethics. Today celebrates the good work that educators do around the world, many working in difficult conditions and with limited resources.

The Guardian has asked the public to share memories of their favourite teachers asking them who do you recall and why? You can get involved @GuardianTeach over on Twitter 🙂

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Twitter has exploded today with the hashtags #ThankATeacher #Respect4Teachers #WorldTeachersDay with schools, students, parents and educators thanking their teachers worldwide.

In the video One Good Teacher , various young people talk about the teachers that had a positive impact on them, what makes a really good teacher and the importance of teachers in the lives of young people. I found this a really good resource whilst teaching and Headstrong have other fantastic resources in the areas of Mental Health and useful websites which may benefit yourself or your students.

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So after researching what today is all about, I feel it would be thoughtless of me not to include my own Thanks for ll of my teachers here. I feel blessed that throughout all of my educational experience that I have had some amazing teachers. I cannot credit the teachers enough at primary level in St. Brigids’ Girls National School, Glasnevin, St. Annes’ Loreto Primary School, Navan, and at post primary level in St. Michaels’ Loreto Secondary School, Navan.

In fifth year, I decided I wanted to be a teacher and I was truly inspired by so many teachers in my school in so many different ways – so a huge THANK YOU to each and every one of you as none of you are the same and without your constant support, commitment and encouragement, I would not be where I am right now.

A special thank you to all of the staff, lecturers and fellow students at Mater Dei Institute of Education who continue to inspire and motivate me since my Undergraduate Studies began in 2010 and now at Postgraduate level.

It has been quite a journey so far and I look forward to what the future holds for me as a teacher 🙂

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