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This post is part of the #EdublogsClub – a group of educators and edtech enthusiasts that blog around a common theme each week. Simply write a post and share it to join in, or sign up to receive email reminders of each new prompt. 

World Teachers’ Day is 5 October, 2017

World Teachers’ Day has been held annually since 1994 and commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning teachers’ rights and responsibilities on a global scale.

World Teachers’ Day 2017 will be celebrated under the theme “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”, with a special focus on the status of higher-education teachers, who are often overlooked in discussions concerning the status of teachers.

Happy World Teachers' Day on chalkboard

Prompt: Reflect on a teacher or the status of teachers

What thoughts come to mind when you think of World Teachers’ Day? Here are some ideas:

  • Share a story of a teacher who made an impact on you.
  • Tell us about your experience with higher education and the teaching staff you encountered.
  • Why did you become a teacher?
  • If you had total freedom and unlimited resources, how would you celebrate World Teachers’ Day at your workplace?


Information for this post was sourced from the UNESCO website.

The hashtag #WorldTeachersDay is being used on social media. Why not tweet out your blog post?

Check out these webinars being organised for October 5 by British Council.

Don’t forget to leave a comment with the link to your blog post.

Happy blogging and happy World Teachers’ Day!



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  1. Wow great job loved reading this atical

    • Terrific! Thanks, Alicia. I will check it out soon.


      • Kathleen Morris
  2. Tossed out catching up in order and posted today because it was time sensitive! 😉

    • Hi Melanie,

      Thanks for sharing. I looking forward to reading this post!


      • Kathleen Morris
    • Hi Ines,

      Don’t apologise for the length. It sounds like a very interested story. I’ll be sure to head over to your blog today and check it out!


      • Kathleen Morris
    • Thanks for sharing, Nina. It sounds like an interesting experience working with babies!


      • Kathleen Morris