October 5 is World Teachers' Day, jointly organized by UNICEF, the International Labour Organization and Education International and celebrated since 1994.
"This day is an opportunity to celebrate how teachers are transforming education, but also to reflect on the support they need to fully deploy their talent and vocation, and to reconsider the future outlook of the profession on a global level."
The entire École branchée team, officially a #1 fan of the teaching staff, adds its voice to all those echoing around the world today to wish you a wonderful day and to sincerely thank you for all the sparks lit that will positively impact our collective future.
And now here are more testimonials!
The Fédération des syndicats de l'enseignement (FSE-CSQ) is highlighting the exceptional work done by Quebec teachers on a daily basis. It also takes this opportunity to announce its upcoming advertising campaign.
"Whether in the youth sector, vocational education or adult education, teachers bring their expertise to bear to help their students reach their full potential and are at the heart of transforming educational practice. Teachers prove every day that they are professionals in the field of education. I would like to thank them warmly for their dedication in transmitting their passion and cultivating it every day in Quebec's centers and schools," said Josée Scalabrini, President of the ESF-QC.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today issued the following statement on World Teachers' Day:
"In this World Teachers' DayWe recognize and honor the critical role that teachers and educators play in improving our communities.
"When I was a teacher, I saw first-hand the important work that Canadian teachers do, often under difficult conditions. Today, I am launching the nomination period for the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in STEM Education and the Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education 2023. These awards are given to outstanding elementary and secondary school teachers and early childhood educators. I encourage Canadians to highlight a teacher or educator who has made a real difference in their community by nominating them for these awards.
"This year's theme, 'Transforming Education Starts with Teachers,' reminds us that teachers and educators deserve to work in a supportive environment and have the opportunity for professional growth. They also need the tools to be innovative and creative so they can ensure their students' success.
"From critical thinking to coding to literacy, educators are helping the next generation develop the skills they need to adapt to our rapidly changing world, succeed in tomorrow's economy and find solutions to the challenges of the future. Teachers accomplish much more than what is written in their job descriptions. Every day, they serve as mentors, advocates, and advisors to their students. Educators act as guides who inspire students of all ages to be their best while learning and growing as individuals."