Dear Editor – It is encouraging to know that teachers throughout the nation commemorated the World Teachers’ Day in our country this week.
Makira teachers will mark World teachers Day at Waimapuru NSS on 9th October with various activities for fun and leisure.
World Teachers day is an event held annually on October 5th since 1994, commemorating teachers’ organisations worldwide.
Its aim is to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.
According to UNESCO, World Teachers’ Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed forthe vital contribution that teachers make to education anddevelopment.
However, the sole intention of this article is to share someteacher appreciation quotes, quotations on teaching and relatedmatters for public interest.
I feel these worth reading and thinking about:
– “It should be recognised that the proper status of teachers and due public regard for the profession of teaching are of major importance.” - UNESCO (Art. 5 of 1996 Recommendation)
– “Modern cynics and skeptics see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the care of their plumbing.” - John F. Kennedy
– “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress ineducation. The human mind is our fundamental resource.” - John F. Kennedy
– “Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatestabilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dreamwhich, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.” – John F. Kennedy
– “The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.” - Khalil Gibran
– “A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher.” – Aristotle
– “Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.” - Aristotle
– “Teach the children so that it will not be necessary to teach the adults.” – Abraham Lincoln
– “Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.” – Abraham Lincoln
– “Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” - Benjamin Franklin
– “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life.” – Plato
– “The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.” - Plutarch
– “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” – Alexander the Great
– “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” - Henry Adams
– “What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” - Soren Kierkegaard
– “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” - Andy McIntyre
– “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” - Robert M. Hutchins
– “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” - Victor Hugo
– “If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 40 people in his office at one time, all of whom had different needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist,without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for nine months, then he might have some conception of the classroom teacher’s job.” – Donald D. Quinn
– “One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” - Carl Jung
– “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” - Mark van Doren
– “The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.” - Anonymous
– “Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions.” – Anonymous
To conclude, I wish to acknowledge and salute teachers nation-wide and abroad for the part you play in nation building.
May God bless you all in your future endeavours!
Crinzy Peter Ta’aru