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.
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
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.