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The Best Resources To Learn About World Teachers Day

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World Teachers’ Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994 – when it was created by UNESCO – celebrates teachers worldwide (in the United States, National Teacher Day is Tuesday in the first full week of May). Here are few quickly put together resources you might find useful/helpful:

UNESCO itself has a website on the day with links to many related resources.

Here’s some interesting data from The New York Times comparing class size and teacher pay in countries around the world.

ESL Holiday Lessons, one of many great sites developed by Sean Banville, has an excellent lesson on the day.

The National Education Association has many materials on the U.S. National Teacher Day.

There are two interesting videos on YouTube that trace the history of teachers over the past four hundred years:

The Evolution of Educators – Part 1 (1600-1900)

The Evolution of Educators – Part 2 (1900-Present)

I’m not embedding them here because I think it’s worth watching them at the YouTube site and seeing the surprising number of other videos related to the history of schools you’ll see on the side of the page.

You might also be interested in The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies and The Best Quotes About Education — Contribute Your Own Favorites.

Here’s an exceptional list of quotations about teaching.

8 Teachers Who Changed History is a nice, short article.

Here is a list of “Teacher Days” celebrated on different dates in different countries.

10 More Teachers Who Changed the World is worth a look.

“Teach!” is a slideshow from Slate showing educators from throughout the world.

Slate has a slideshow showing classrooms from throughout the world (Thanks to Eye On Education for the tip).

K – 12 America Since 1981 is a multimedia feature from Education Week.

Here’s an interactive timeline on the history of schooling and education.

ESL Holiday Lessons has a lesson plan for the day.

Here’s another World Teachers’ Days site from UNESCO.

History Of Education is an interactive timeline. It has a lot of info, though is definitely missing a lot, too.

Source: obizmedia.com via NEA on Pinterest

National Teacher
Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

National Teacher Day Is Coming-Up & Here Are Two Great Ways To Celebrate It On Social Media!

This next video is just the first one in a long YouTube playlist on Teachers Day:

The Anatomy of a Great Teacher
Source: Top Teaching Colleges

Other suggestions are welcome, so please feel free to leave them in the comments section.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

2 Comments

  1. Hi Larry,

    I also intend to use this site with my students in the computer lab today:

    http://www.pearsonlongman.com/great-teachers/home.html

    It combines all kinds of media and it is really useful for practising writing skills.

    Regards,
    Christina

  2. Hi again,

    These are the activities that I have prepared for the day, mostly deriving inspiration from your blog post! A variety of ideas are included:

    http://markaki-students.blogspot.com/2009/10/world-teachers-day-today-relevant.html

    Thanks again,
    Christina

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