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Teachers Day gets noticed in Montserrat

Earlier this week, around the world UNESCO’s Teachers Day was celebrated on October 5, 2015, the date being so celebrated since 1962.

Around the world, senior students dress up as teachers and take up their roles, giving out lectures and teaching the students of primary level. By doing so, the students get a hands-on experience and realize how it feels to be a teacher.

In some schools feasts are arranged and in some reunions are organized between the old students and teachers. People call up their childhood teachers and let them know that they are still remembered, giving them immense happiness and appreciating them for all that they did for them.

Most students offer gifts like greeting cards, flowers, chocolates, pens, show pieces, books, make comments on their teachers, etc. to their teachers on this special occasion. A gift reflects the love and respect for the teachers by their students. Each one of us has been a student at some point of our lives, therefore Teachers’ Day should be celebrated by all of us and not just the teachers and students alone.

World Teachers’ Day this year calls for the empowerment of teachers to build sustainable societies and in Montserrat to mark the day, ZJB reported that teachers have been encouraged at perseverance despite the challenges in the teaching profession. Director of Education Glenn Francis give these words of encouragement as Montserrat join the Global Observance of the Day on Monday. Although there are challenges that the director says teaching profession can be extremely gratifying.

Glenn Francis told ZJB reporters: “Life and work of a teacher is a difficult one but one which has enormous potential for self-fulfillment and joy.”

“The pride a dedicated teacher feels when a student or a former student excels and surpasses expectations Is unmatched, when a former student now an adult approaches you and gives you credit for the influence you had on his or her life,” no doubt speaking as a former teacher and principal of the MSS, he continued.

“The fulfillment you feel is unsurpassed in any other realm of human activity. It makes you feel that the long night of work preparation and of grading assignments were well worth it, at the same time when the former student gets into trouble with the law or fails to lead a successful life you are burdened by a sadness which is equal in intensity to the joy which is felt when one has succeeded.”

UNESCO leading the celebration wished to highlight the importance of empowering teachers to achieve inclusive and sustainable global development. The Day comes just after the adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations’ General Assembly and represents the first opportunity to set out a roadmap for teachers in the new Education 2030 agenda.

ZJB reporters visited schools and spoke to some children who singled out some and paid tribute to their teachers.

Following is a sample of what these very young had to say about their teachers. “I think teachers are very smart and they teach us what they have learned from their school time.”

 

“… because she’s kind, she’s helpful and she taught us songs and made us watch movies.”

“They are fun, they like to give us work and we get it right,” naming his favorite teacher, “because she don’t lash, she like to make us watch movies and play games.”

“They are very great and they are kind. If you don’t know how to do something you can just ask them, they will simply help you and I like teachers because their helpful and kind.”

“Teachers play a big role in my learning.” Naming another teacher at St. Augustine, “one specific teacher…, she played a big part in my life, taught me allot in Grade 5 at the St. Augustine Primary School. All my teachers form since then have just played a big part in my life, so I appreciate teachers, I love all my teachers. I try to respect all of them.”

 

“I like teachers because they are so special.”

“Teachers are very important and they correct you when you do something wrong.”

“I like teachers because they play with children and they teach allot,” this one naming yet another teacher, this time from Brades,…is my favorite teacher because I stayed with her in Grade 3 and Grade 4.”

“My favorite teacher,” as this child names the same teacher, “because she is always responsible for teaching and I also like when she corrects me.”

Yet another who named another teacher, “My favorite teacher is teacher…because she is my mother.”

More at https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=teachers+day&espv=2&biw=1241&bih=569&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0CDkQ7AlqFQoTCLvivbWdu8gCFYa-FAodls0NQw&dpr=1.5

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Earlier this week, around the world UNESCO’s Teachers Day was celebrated on October 5, 2015, the date being so celebrated since 1962.

Around the world, senior students dress up as teachers and take up their roles, giving out lectures and teaching the students of primary level. By doing so, the students get a hands-on experience and realize how it feels to be a teacher.

In some schools feasts are arranged and in some reunions are organized between the old students and teachers. People call up their childhood teachers and let them know that they are still remembered, giving them immense happiness and appreciating them for all that they did for them.

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Most students offer gifts like greeting cards, flowers, chocolates, pens, show pieces, books, make comments on their teachers, etc. to their teachers on this special occasion. A gift reflects the love and respect for the teachers by their students. Each one of us has been a student at some point of our lives, therefore Teachers’ Day should be celebrated by all of us and not just the teachers and students alone.

World Teachers’ Day this year calls for the empowerment of teachers to build sustainable societies and in Montserrat to mark the day, ZJB reported that teachers have been encouraged at perseverance despite the challenges in the teaching profession. Director of Education Glenn Francis give these words of encouragement as Montserrat join the Global Observance of the Day on Monday. Although there are challenges that the director says teaching profession can be extremely gratifying.

Glenn Francis told ZJB reporters: “Life and work of a teacher is a difficult one but one which has enormous potential for self-fulfillment and joy.”

“The pride a dedicated teacher feels when a student or a former student excels and surpasses expectations Is unmatched, when a former student now an adult approaches you and gives you credit for the influence you had on his or her life,” no doubt speaking as a former teacher and principal of the MSS, he continued.

“The fulfillment you feel is unsurpassed in any other realm of human activity. It makes you feel that the long night of work preparation and of grading assignments were well worth it, at the same time when the former student gets into trouble with the law or fails to lead a successful life you are burdened by a sadness which is equal in intensity to the joy which is felt when one has succeeded.”

UNESCO leading the celebration wished to highlight the importance of empowering teachers to achieve inclusive and sustainable global development. The Day comes just after the adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations’ General Assembly and represents the first opportunity to set out a roadmap for teachers in the new Education 2030 agenda.

ZJB reporters visited schools and spoke to some children who singled out some and paid tribute to their teachers.

Following is a sample of what these very young had to say about their teachers. “I think teachers are very smart and they teach us what they have learned from their school time.”

 

“… because she’s kind, she’s helpful and she taught us songs and made us watch movies.”

“They are fun, they like to give us work and we get it right,” naming his favorite teacher, “because she don’t lash, she like to make us watch movies and play games.”

“They are very great and they are kind. If you don’t know how to do something you can just ask them, they will simply help you and I like teachers because their helpful and kind.”

“Teachers play a big role in my learning.” Naming another teacher at St. Augustine, “one specific teacher…, she played a big part in my life, taught me allot in Grade 5 at the St. Augustine Primary School. All my teachers form since then have just played a big part in my life, so I appreciate teachers, I love all my teachers. I try to respect all of them.”

 

“I like teachers because they are so special.”

“Teachers are very important and they correct you when you do something wrong.”

“I like teachers because they play with children and they teach allot,” this one naming yet another teacher, this time from Brades,…is my favorite teacher because I stayed with her in Grade 3 and Grade 4.”

“My favorite teacher,” as this child names the same teacher, “because she is always responsible for teaching and I also like when she corrects me.”

Yet another who named another teacher, “My favorite teacher is teacher…because she is my mother.”

More at https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=teachers+day&espv=2&biw=1241&bih=569&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0CDkQ7AlqFQoTCLvivbWdu8gCFYa-FAodls0NQw&dpr=1.5