Let’s Celebrate World Teachers’ Day
October 5 marks World Teachers’ Day, and we’re excited to celebrate! Here at Ameritech, we sincerely appreciate our devoted healthcare educators and always strive to give them the respect and acknowledgment they deserve for their hard work. Read on, and discover more about World Teachers’ Day and how it can help improve education around the world.
What is World Teachers’ Day?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) founded World Teachers’ Day in 1994 for the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of teachers and their great work. It’s all about valuing educators and improving their status in the world, and applies to pre-primary, primary, and secondary school teachers, as well as instructors in higher education.
Each year, UNESCO chooses a new theme, and for 2017 it’s “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers,” aligning with the sustainable development goals established by the United Nations in 2015.
Why does it matter?
Teachers shape the world! What we learn when we’re young has a huge impact on our later actions, values, and ideas. While enrollment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91 percent, 57 million children remain out of school. Teachers are the gateway to an educated world. Patient and inspiring, they dedicate their lives to helping others and bettering our global community. By recognizing them, we shed light on the amazing work they do, and hopefully increase the number of qualified teachers in developing nations. In fact, if we’re going to achieve universal education by 2030, the world needs 69 million teachers to heed the call.
Educators at Ameritech
Here at Ameritech our teaching staff is unique in that they were medical professionals first. All of our professors and instructors earned their nursing or healthcare degrees — and changed lives — before becoming teachers. Their experience outside academia puts them in an informed position to give advice and mentor students for their healthcare jobs ahead. Our student-centered learning culture puts teachers’ focus on their pupils, not themselves. World Teachers’ Day gives us an opportunity to give back and let them know how important they are to everyone at Ameritech.
How to participate
While events are being held around the world in honor of World Teachers’ Day, you can participate by simply showing appreciation to the teachers in your own life. Petitioning for improved teachers’ rights and increased benefits is even better. Just as the United Nations recognizes that teachers are the key to increased global education, we can also reflect on ways to address the remaining challenges in education, like the severe shortage of teachers and instructors.
If you’re interested in Ameritech College of Health and want to learn more about our talented faculty, visit our website to check out our celebrated healthcare programs. And as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!