World Teachers’ Day 2024

World Teachers’ Day is an international observance held annually on 5th 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 Saturday, 5 October 2024.

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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