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Support Swampscott Teachers on World Teachers' Day

Give back to local teachers by celebrating World Teachers' Day on Oct. 5.

Support Swampscott Teachers on World Teachers' Day Support Swampscott Teachers on World Teachers' Day Support Swampscott Teachers on World Teachers' Day

World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in the Swampscott School District how great you think they are. But, the day also takes on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights.

Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. The theme for 2012 is “Take a stand for teachers.”

This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Its aim is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on the protection of teachers' rights, and the proper training, development and status raising of teachers.

UNESCO’s partners in this effort are the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, Education International and UNICEF.

Everyone has an educator who has changed his or her life with their kindness, humor or educational impact.

Often, in Swampscott and elsewhere, they spend their own money to improve their classes and volunteer to help kids with after-school activities.

On World Teachers' Day, we can remember them by looking at issues and obstacles they may face, knowing that the brightest and most motivated teachers need to be continually attracted to a profession whose status continually needs improvement socially and monetarily.

More than 100 countries currently observe World Teachers' Day, with many corporate supporters such as Google recognizing the global impact and conditions of teachers.

TELL US: How will you celebrate World Teachers' Day? Give your favorite teachers a shout out in the comments section below.

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