Law Teachers Day
It`s time to say “thank you” to the amazing teachers you know. Take a moment to think about the teachers in your life. Who has influenced your life? Who is making an impact today? Let past and present teachers know that you appreciate them. Tell them how they helped shape your future. You can also show your gratitude for your teachers in other ways: teachers play a crucial role in the education and training of our children, the future leaders of our country. These kind, patient, hardworking, dedicated and understanding professionals help shape our children and guide them in positive directions. We entrust teachers to our children, and they influence their daily lives. World Teachers` Day is held every year on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the world. It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which sets standards for teachers` rights and obligations and standards for their initial preparation and training, recruitment, employment and teaching and learning conditions.
The Recommendation on the Status of Academic Staff was adopted in 1997 to supplement the 1966 Recommendation by including higher education teaching staff. World Teachers` Day has been celebrated since 1994. Political and educational leaders began talking for a day in 1944 to honor teachers. In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt convinced the 81st Congress to declare National Teachers` Day. Congress declared March 7, 1980 National Teachers` Day. The National Education Association continued to observe Teachers` Day on the first Tuesday in March until 1985, when the National PTA established Teacher Appreciation Week as the first full week of May. The NEA Assembly of Representatives then voted to designate Tuesday this week as National Teachers` Day. The three-day celebration at UNESCO Headquarters includes the awarding of the UNESCO Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development and a series of events showing how ensuring decent working conditions for teachers, access to professional development opportunities and recognized professional status is a first step towards more resilient education systems. UNESCO strives to harness the important role of these key agents of change.
Teachers` Day is a special day for teacher appreciation and may include celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular area or community tone in education. This is the main reason why countries celebrate this day on different days, unlike many other international days. Since 1915, Argentina has commemorated the death of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento on September 11 on Teachers` Day.  In India, the birthday of the second president, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, on September 5, has been celebrated as Teachers` Day since 1962, while Guru Purnima is traditionally celebrated as a day for the worship of teachers/gurus by Hindus.  Many countries celebrate their Teachers` Day on 5 October on World Teachers` Day, established by UNESCO in 1994.  You can also download and print this postcard to send to your teachers. It can be printed double-sided on a 5.5-inch x 4.25-inch cardboard or single-sided and cut-out. Tell them how much their hard work means to you. The date of birth of India`s second president, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, on September 5, 1888, has been celebrated as Teachers` Day since 1962.
On this day, teachers and students show up at school as usual, but regular activities and classes are replaced by celebrated, thanksgiving and commemorative activities. In some schools, older students take responsibility for teaching to show their appreciation for teachers. The National Education Association describes National Teachers` Day as “a day to honor teachers and recognize the lasting contributions they make to our lives.” In 1952, the executive yuan changed it in September, stating that it was the exact date of the Gregorian calendar. The celebration takes place at Confucius temples throughout the island, known as the “Great Ceremony for Confucius” (祭孔大典). The ceremony begins at 6 a.m. with drum beats. 54 musicians are dressed in dresses with blue belts, and 36 (or 64) dancers dressed in yellow with green belts. They were ruled by the most important descendants of Confucius (now Kung Tsui-chang) and persecuted by ceremonial officers. Three animals are sacrificed: a cow, a goat and a pig. The hair pulled out by these sacrificed animals is called wisdom hair. In addition, local educational institutions and municipal offices reward selected teachers for their excellence and positive influence.
[ref. Current trends in teacher status and development Vietnam Teachers` Day (or Vietnamese Teachers` Charter Day) is a day of remembrance celebrated annually on November 20 in Vietnam.