By Don The Father, https://www.thedonfather.co.za/
2020 has taught us many things, many lessons, and showed us that nothing is certain. Sometimes drastic changes will need to be made to the way we are used to doing certain things.
In 2020, World Teachers’ Day will celebrate teachers with the theme “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. The day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, take stock of achievements, and draw attention to the voices of teachers, who are at the heart of these efforts.
Milly is a qualified teacher, and although we have decided to home-school our children, we know and understand the challenges many teachers around the world have had to face this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly added to the challenges faced by education systems throughout the world. It is no exaggeration to say that the world is at a crossroads and, now more than ever, we must work with teachers to protect the right to education and guide it into the unfolding landscape brought about by the pandemic.
What is the purpose of World Teachers' Day?
What is the purpose of the World Teachers Day you may be asking? Its point is to center around “acknowledging, evaluating and enhancing the instructors of the world” and to give a chance to consider the issues identified with educators and the teaching process in general.
4 things to learn about teachers this #World Teachers Day
1. Confucius was the First Teacher
Historically, Confucius is considered to be the first private teacher in history.
2. Education for all
According to UNESCO, the world needs 69 million teachers in order to achieve the goal of providing universal primary and secondary education by 2030.
3. The number of African educators is dwindling on the continent
Africa is the area facing the greatest deficit of teachers.
4. Learning proficiency is down
6 out of 10 children worldwide—a total of 617 million—do not meet the minimum requirements for competency in mathematics and reading.
While we have seen many challenges arise this year due to the global COVID-19 Pandemic, we need to take advantage of the resources that have been made available to us. One of these, being DStv's School of Laugher. DStv noticed a need, jumped in and provided a platform for our children to be educated through carefully selected and structured channels offered on the DStv packages. Mindset on channel 319 has some great learning content for your little ones.
As Mustafa Kemal Atatürk once said, “A teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”
Happy World Teachers’ Day to all the incredible teachers and parents out there. Take pride in the work and effort you have put in, not only during the difficulties that 2020 has presented us with, but going forward into the future.
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