World Teachers’ Day 2023

World Teachers’ Day is an international observance held annually on 5 October. It is also referred to as International Teachers’ Day. This day was first celebrated in 1994 by UNESCO to commemorate the anniversary of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers that was adopted on 5 October 1966. World Teachers’ Day provides an opportunity to show gratitude and appreciate the role of teachers. Students can celebrate this day by designing and sending a card to teachers. They can also prepare a play or write a poem to thank the teachers.

World Teachers’ Day will be celebrated on Thursday, 5 October 2023.

World Teachers' Day

Quotes about Teachers and Educationists

“Teaching is the highest form of understanding.”
– Aristotle (Greek philosopher, 385 BC – 322 BC)

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”
– Robert Frost (American poet, 1874 – 1963)

“What we learn with pleasure we never forget.”
– Alfred Mercier (American poet and author, 1816 – 1894)

“Every child should be given the wish to learn.”
– John Lubbock (English banker, politician, philanthropist, and scientist, 1834 – 1913)

“To teach is to learn twice over.”
– Joseph Joubert (French moralist and essayist, 1754 – 1824)

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
– Margaret Mead (American anthropologist, 1901 – 1978)

“The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark.”
– Thomas Paine (English-born American political activist and philosopher, 1737 – 1809)

“When one teaches, two learn.”
– Robert Heinlein (American author, aeronautical engineer, and Naval officer, 1907 – 1988)

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
– Aristotle (Greek philosopher, 385 BC – 322 BC)

“I cannot be a teacher without exposing who I am.”
– Paulo Freire (Brazilian educator and philosopher, 1921 – 1997)

“To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.”
– Henri-Frédéric Amiel (Swiss moral philosopher, poet, and critic, 1821 – 1881)

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