February 1 – 7, 2015 marks a time in which we pay homage and give thanks to teachers for their passion and dedication for education. Please watch this short video in which ESTA President, Ray Venables, speaks to teachers about their importance to students and society.
Today is an important day day for education. World Teachers’ Day’s aim is to mobilize support for teachers an to ensure that future generations continue to benefit from a quality education delivered by teachers. On behalf of ESTA, we wish to thank all teachers for their contributions.
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,
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.
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.