What is National Teacher’s Day?
National Teacher’s Day is a special day dedicated to the dear, hard working souls that spend their time helping us get the best out of our education! Without teachers, we wouldn’t have the jobs we have today, the life and knowledge that helps us live each day as it comes. If you don’t learn throughout your childhood you won’t make it in adult life like you would expect to. So we believe the teachers deserve all the respect we can give!
HISTORY OF TEACHERS
One of the most learned men of all time, Confucius became the first private teacher in history. Back in his times only the royal or noble were allowed an education. But Confucius turned this problem around and solved it by going to work for a nobleman, whom he could accompany on his extensive travels. From this, he was receiving much more appreciation! Confucius took any student he thought was eager to learn and study and helped them with all kinds of subjects.
The first schools in the 13 colonies opened in the 17th century. The Boston Latin School was the first public school opened in the United States, in 1635. To this day, it remains the nation’s oldest public school. And in America, girls were only taught how to read and not to write.
TEACHING IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES
As you are driving to work you get stuck behind a school bus. The bus stops multiple times to pick-up children who are on their way to school. You see children moving around on the bus, both boys and girls are laughing, talking, and possibly even waving at you. At this point you are now running slightly late and can feel your blood pressure rising with each minute that you are waiting behind this bus. Now, picture yourself in a third world country. There is no bus to be stuck behind. The closest school may be over an hour away from the village you are staying in. The girls in the village are not allowed to attend school due to various reasons such as their families wellbeing coming first before their education. lso, due to the poor economic condition of the country, many girls have to work at a very young age to support the family. The few boys from the village, whose parents don't need them to work on the family farm, set out early in the morning to start their walk to school. This is the reality for a large number of children of primary school age in third world countries.
In third world countries, so many children go missing due to the lack of space for schools and lack of teachers that are there. Also, the reason that these children have no transport to and from their school is because it costs them a lot of money just to send their children to school, let alone paying for transport. The roads to the schools are not proper roads, they are dirt tracks and they can cause damage to the vehicle that is transporting the children to and from school. So without transport it can be easy for the children to get lost or even kidnapped for that matter.
WHAT STUDENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT THEIR TEACHERS
“Hey I just want to say to all you teachers out there, a lot of times you were my best friends in my primary and secondary schooling because you never judged me like the kids who bullied me did. You were often the bright moment in my day. I wouldn’t be the person that I am today without you. You brought me up from my darkest moments and inspired me. Thank you so much”. - uniguinflutist (tumblr user).
“ISR has such a good learning environment because of our wonderful teachers. They are extremely supportive and always sacrifice some spare time to make sure that everyone is on the right track, even if that means explaining it a hundred times.” - Gesine (source; http://www.isr-school.de/overview/testimonials/what-students-say-about-teachers.html)
"A good teacher is someone who is passionate about teaching others and clearly enjoys it. They make lessons amusing for people and want to help people to achieve their goals." - Emmy, Member at Teenagers With Experience.
“Good teachers are enthusiastic and supportive, and can make a big difference to how well you do, maths is one of my two favourite subjects because of the progress I have made. I wasn’t a big fan of maths until I got Mr Datta as a teacher. He’s so enthusiastic about maths – he loves it – and is always willing to give up his time. When I get frustrated, he’ll say: ‘We’ll sort that out. See me after school and we will work on it.’ It fills me with confidence.”- Tayla-Rae. (source; https://www.theguardian.com/get-into-teaching/ng-interactive/2017/mar/31/what-makes-a-great-teacher-pupils-have-their-say)