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.

Oct 042010

Oct 5, 2010 World Teachers' DayBy now, schools throughout our school board should have received posters from QPAT and the CTF to highlight World Teachers’ Day. Teachers across Canada will join more than 50 million of their colleagues around the globe marking World Teachers’ Day on October 5th. The national theme for this year’s celebration is “Canadian teachers – doing it right!”

On behalf of ESTA, I’d like to wish you teachers throughout the world a a very special World Teacher’s Day. Your work is important and thank you for doing it right!