“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
William Arthur Ward
World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually on October 5 to recognize the important work that educators do every day around the world. For those of us lucky enough to have had remarkable teachers in our lives, it’s also a chance to reflect on the impact these important figures had on our personal and professional development, from kindergarten to college, and even beyond.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) has indicated that teachers “are the single most influential and powerful force for equity, access and equality in education,” and that worldwide there is a shortage of well trained teachers. (UNESCO)
Enjoy some of our favourite photos of teachers and their students from Open Collections, and take some time today to show your appreciation for an educator in your life.
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