World Teacher’s Day
05 October 2015
By: JCT REPORTER
In many countries, Teachers’ Day is a special day for the appreciation of all teachers’ in the world, and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. The date on which Teachers’ Day is celebrated varies from country to country.
Teachers’ days in different countries are distinct from World Teachers’ Day, which is celebrated on 5 October. The idea of celebrating this day took root in many countries during the 20th century; in most cases, they celebrate a local educator or an important milestone in education.
South Africa is also amongst those countries which celebrate Teacher’s Day each an every year on the 5th of October. Twenty (20) countries celebrate a common Teachers’ Day on the 5th of October which includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania, Macedonia, Maldives, Mauritius, Republic of Moldova, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Kuwait, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia and the UK.
Eleven (11) countries celebrate a common Teachers’ Day on the 28 February each an every year which includes Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain, UAE and Oman.
Schools are one of the most places where kid’s behavior and future educational success is shaped. A teacher’s role involves more than simply standing in front of a classroom and teaching. In fact, even though a teacher spends the majority of the day in the classroom, the actual teaching component is only part of the job. An effective teacher understands that teaching involves wearing multiple hats to ensure that the school day runs smoothly and all students receive a quality education.
Perhaps the most important roles teachers fill involve interacting with students in their daily basis. They must be always leaders in the classroom, home and in the school. Earning respect of learners and setting a positive example. They must be disciplinarians, doling out fair and consistent punishments to students who break the rules.
At the same time, teachers must show care and concern for the learners. A teacher has the power to build up or tear down a student’s self-esteem and make a student’s day or ruin it in an instant. When interacting with students, a teacher must fill the role of a counselor, a surrogate parent, a nutritionist and someone who has the best interests of every child at heart.