Times are tough, there’s no doubt about that. You are facing an abundance of competing pressures like never before.
You have had to adapt, to pivot and to adjust to a new way of doing things.
In the spring of 2020, we watched the education sector make a game changing pivot in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – to move learning from classroom settings into the homes of learners across the province.
“Curriculums were modified or condensed, lesson plans adapted, working methods turned on their heads,” wrote UNESCO in the online article How teachers are leading efforts to ensure learning never stops during COVID-19 education disruption. “But, whether via the internet, mobile phone, television, radio broadcast or the mail, teachers continued to provide an education to their students”.
At the heart of the pandemic response, teachers were the frontline workers for the education sector, demonstrating grit in the face of COVID-19 and a steadfast commitment to the continuity of learning. This took leadership, solidarity and reimaging a new way of teaching and learning that deserves recognition.
On October 5, World Teachers’ Day, we celebrate teachers leading in crisis and reimagining the future. This theme is not just timely, but critical in acknowledging the contributions teachers have made to provide remote learning and re-open schools.
This year, the day provides the occasion to celebrate teachers, acknowledge their achievements and raise awareness of the challenges facing the education sector as we progress through the uncertain landscape brought about by the pandemic.
On World Teachers’ Day, and all days, we want to say thank you. Thank you for your leadership and your continued commitment to teaching and learning.
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To learn more about World Teachers’ Day, visit: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldteachersday