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:
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.
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.
8 Teachers Who Changed History is a nice, short article.
Here is a list of “Teacher Days” celebrated on different dates in different countries.
K – 12 America Since 1981 is a multimedia feature from Education Week.
ESL Holiday Lessons has a lesson plan for the day.
Teachers around the world share their stories – interactive is from The Guardian.
Happy #WorldTeachersDay! What does being a teacher mean to you? http://t.co/2KPQgluA7A pic.twitter.com/HuT0aj9i1S
— Teaching English (@TeachingEnglish) October 5, 2014
RT @GuardianTeach: These are @UNESCO‘s five demands for teacher wellbeing https://t.co/MZF0TklHzL. What are yours? pic.twitter.com/wWoGhP1Ir5
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) October 5, 2014
Happy #WorldTeachersDay! 80 reasons why teaching is so important: http://t.co/ZxNV89URTn. #Pinterest pic.twitter.com/55czNmgdOA
— edutopia (@edutopia) October 5, 2014
Where Children Learn: Inside Classrooms Around the World is a great photo gallery from NBC News.
I also intend to use this site with my students in the computer lab today:
It combines all kinds of media and it is really useful for practising writing skills.
These are the activities that I have prepared for the day, mostly deriving inspiration from your blog post! A variety of ideas are included:
Great resources as usual Larry, I put together this Mind Map of famous quotes for teacher appreciation. What do you think?