Feb 042014
 

Dear Teachers:

Each year, the first week of February is a time to take a moment to express our gratitude to teachers everywhere for their essential roles and their contributions to society. Through your perseverance, students of all ages have the opportunity to learn. Teaching is a art and, therefore, immeasurable in my opinion. The ability to inspire, motivate and help our students believe in themselves is perhaps never fully recognized by those who do not work in the education field.

As a teacher, I thank all my colleagues for your professionalism and dedication to education. As a union leader, I am proud to represent you, my colleagues, on the local and provincial scenes.

Wishing you a heartfelt teacher appreciation week,

Ray Venables
ESTA President

Feb 042013
 
TeacherAppreciation2013Dear Teachers,

Each year, the first week of February is a time to take a moment to express our gratitude to teachers everywhere for their essential roles and their contributions to society. Through your perseverance, students of all ages have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills and knowledge. But teaching is also an art — an immeasurable competency, in my opinion.  The ability to inspire and help our students believe in themselves is perhaps never fully recognized by those who do not work in the education field.

Please accept the attached, virtual card of thanks, and I invite you to share the following link with your school/centre administrator and PPO/Home & School organizations: http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/semaineenseignants/index_en.asp

Have a great teaching week,

Ray

Sep 302012
 

In 1994, UNESCO inaugurated October 5 as World Teachers’ Day to commemorate the joint UNESCO and International Labour Organization’s (ILO) signing of the Recommendations Concerning the Status of Teachers.

World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development. On October 5, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day along with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and over 100 countries worldwide to highlight the contributions of the teaching profession.

Visit the UNESCO site here, to send an e-card to a teacher.

May 052012
 

La Fédération des syndicats de l’enseignement (FSE-CSQ) and its affiliated unions, in collaboration with the Quebec Provincial Association of teachers (QPAT-APEQ), recently launched a campaign to enhance the value of the teaching profession I teach, I prepare the future. This campaign aims to highlight the passion, the competence and the dedication that teachers demonstrate on a daily basis. Visit their website here and if you know a celebrity who would like to add their voice to the campaign, please send me an email.

 

Aug 262011
 

October 5, 2011 is World Teacher’s Day. This is an annual opportunity for teachers, teacher unions, and the community at large to celebrate the profession and to promote international standards for the teaching profession. Join in the celebration!