In an era of school shootings, low wages, harassment and disrespect, World Teachers’ Day is dedicated to those who tirelessly soldier on in spite of it all.
Some are remembered for guiding us through life’s challenges. Others, for stern glares and cantankerous demeanors. One always engaged us with humor. They all left a lasting legacy in the world of academia.
Teachers have touched all our lives. From preschool to graduate school, the best qualities of a good teacher inspire, encourage, and lead us in directions that open doors to exciting journeys extending far beyond the classroom.
Your homework assignments for today:
Locate the teachers who had the most profound influence on your life and send them letters of thanks. Teachers remember their students, even years after graduation. If contact isn’t possible, move on to assignment two which is to acknowledge your children’s teachers or, if you have no children in school, friends or acquaintances who’ve chosen teaching careers.
Teachers deserve our recognition, their impact shapes our world’s future. On World Teachers’ Day, lavish them with praise for a job well done.