Would you believe that the first time I heard about World Teachers’ Day was at our regular teachers’ meeting a few weeks ago. I scribbled it on my daily planner so I could remember to observe the event in schools. I’ve been working as a teacher for five years here but I’ve not seen schools celebrating World Teachers’ Day. I do recall celebrating Teachers’ Day in Davao where I also worked as a teacher, but we usually celebrate it on Valentine’s Day. I searched the internet about this event and I was amazed to learn that World Teachers’ Day has been held since 1994. Unfortunately, I haven’t heard of this event until this year. Shame on me!
It seemed not all schools here are aware of this or they might just have been too busy to even think of celebrating World Teachers’ Day. I went to school as normal but all were in their classes. No gatherings or programme installed for the day. Anyway, that’s how engaged the teachers are to their work, so it’s fairly forgivable if they forgot this day. But for me who remembered it, I did a photographic flashback of all the years I spent with my students and colleagues.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist”. ~Maria Montessori~
Paul/ Entertainment tonight says
Happy Teachers’ Day to you!
You(teacher/s) deserve this special day Len, for all the hardwork and commitment you rendered,…here, students gave their teachers some gifts, flowers,cards,notes etc. on this day, a small token of appreciation, for their teachers patience,headaches and persistence in imparting knowledge, despite all the hardships in dealing them(students), in mimi’s school, it’s a big “celebration”,nagiging obvious din kung sinong teacher ang pinakafavorite nila, s’yempre ‘yong may pinakamaraming “gifts” na natanggap, kaya enjoy din both teachers and students,….take care and muahhhh!
Thank you, Non! Nakow, kawawa naman ang konti lang ang natatanggap, hehee. Mabagsak man kaya. Ganun ba, ang laking celebration naman pala ano. Hindi ko talaga alam ito nung nandiyan ako. Luvs u…hugss.
Filipino Recipes says
Happy World Teacher’s Day! I am a bit late. Its better to be late than never right?
Siyempre naman. But if you’re my student now, bagsak ka na, lol!
I enjoyed lot with my teachers.That was a very very special and a great day.
It’s a good thing to remember our teachers especially on this day.
Happy Teacher’s day Marlene! This year ko lang din nalaman may World Teachers’ Day pala? Di rin ako aware. Sabi nga ng tita ko na teacher din, nalipat na daw pala ang teachers’ day. Kasi February usually namin ito isini-celebrate nung HS kami. Pero ito naman kasi ay World Teachers’ Day so magka iba sila.
I really liked the way u celeb techers day! Its a big day for them and we students too!
i never knew there was an international teachers day.
but i do know that people in india celebrate teachers day, the day of their former presidents Bday. who used to be a teacher once