World Teachers’ Day was this past Tuesday, October 5 - and what better way to celebrate than to publicly thank our teachers for their tireless efforts in ensuring our students receive the best education available. While World Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on October 5, this year seems to hold much more weight: faced with the burden and ultimate responsibilities of the pandemic, our teachers have consistently found new and creative ways to engage our students and still make learning fun.
The theme of World Teachers’ Day 2021 is “Teachers at the heart of education recovery.” Throughout all the challenges that started in March 2020, our teachers have worked to ensure minimal disruption to students’ learning, even as we all navigated in-person to virtual learning to in-person and back.
But their navigation of the pandemic isn’t the only reason we’re celebrating our teachers - we’re celebrating them because of the incredible work and care they put into our students. They are the backbone of what makes us #MadisonStrong.
“South Elementary teachers, like teachers everywhere, are always busy!” says South Elementary Principal Ms. Kriegmont. “They instruct students in small groups, individually, and in whole class settings. They connect with kids through technology, projects, books, and conversations. They share stories and listen to stories. They are lifelong learners, modeling problem-solving, effort, and perseverance for their students as they adapt to our ever-changing world. They’re the best!”
World Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on October 5 in commemoration of the adoption of the UNESCO recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which outlined many things for teachers, including their rights and responsibilities, the standards required for furthering students’ education, employment, recruitment, and teaching and learning conditions. To learn more about this day, please click here.