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Support Branford Teachers on World Teachers' Day

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

World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in the Branford 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.

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.

Nicole Ball October 05, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Via Branford Patch Facebook: www.facebook.com/branfordpatch Anthony Paecht: Mr. Clow Jackie Pickering Weston: Of all the years so far with my children (my son, a Senior & daughters, freshman), the best teacher that they have ever had I would have to say was Mrs. Rowan (MTM Elementary), she has since retired. To this day whenever I see her around town she always asks about them by name.
Kelly Thompson October 06, 2012 at 12:47 AM
Without a doubt, Sharon McKinnel (Tisko Schoo)l will forever hold a special place in my heart. She is loving, caring, talented, more energetic than even her preschoolers and always remembers something special about each child and parent she has had. Branford is lucky to have her!!!!!

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