Special Ways To Appreciate Your Teacher
A teacher is a friend, philosopher, and guide who holds our hand, opens our mind, and touches our heart. The contribution of a teacher cannot be ignored at all. In many countries across the world, teacher's day is a special day where teachers of schools, colleges, and universities are honored specially. The date varies from country to country. The universally accepted World Teacher's Day is 5th October. In India, the Teacher's Day is celebrated on 5th September and this tradition started from 1962. This is the when Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born. He was a philosopher, scholar, teacher, and politician and his dedicated work towards education made his birthday an important day in the history of India. We remember the great work of this exemplary person on this day.
Actually, this man, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a warm, friendly teacher and he was popular among his students for the example he always set in front of them. So, one day his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday in a lavish way. In return he said that it would be his pride and honor if they celebrate his birthday in respect of all teachers. And since then this day 5th September is celebrated as Teacher's Day.
Now, talking about the rest of the world, World Teacher's Day is celebrated on 5th October and it started form 1994. It was UNESCO who started this tradition. The focus set by UNESCO was to celebrate the engrossment and accomplishment of teachers and also the primacies that they put on the field of education.
In this light, every year, in honor of World Teachers' Day, UNESCO and Education International (EI) launch a campaign to promote greater awareness of teachers and their importance to the growth of both society and students to accomplish this, they collaborate with businesses in the private sector, like media outlets.
Teacher’s day is a celebration of the amazing lengths members of this profession go through in the bid to give the leaders of tomorrow the best education they can get. Celebrating our teachers goes a long way in motivating them to keep giving their best efforts in what they do. We can appreciate our teachers properly in several ways while marking this day through the following ways.
You can start by appreciating the effort and presence of your teachers by finding and gifting them personalized items on this day. You do not have to get the whole world for them, you could just show you’re your appreciation by getting a personalized gift card, mug, throw pillow etc. for them with some kind words written on them, this will show that you genuinely care for your teachers and keep them in mind.
Write a thoughtful post using the hashtag #ThankATeacher :
Draft out a message on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or your other social network of choice. You could even attach a picture of your teacher as a special touch. Share the post with your friends, family, and followers, so everyone knows how much you appreciate your teacher.
You might say, "I just wanted to thank Ms. Davids for being so kind, helpful, and understanding.
She’s one of the best science teachers ever!"
Teacher’s Day Games:
Children can organize outdoor or indoor games for teachers to participate in, getting a feel of their younger days, energizing them and creating a fun atmosphere all around. Games like scrabble, chess, sack race, cricket, basketball are some exciting ideas that can be implemented in order to make the day a memorable one for them. These teachers’ day activity ideas can be followed by prize distribution, for which you can take help of a non-teaching staff and organize.
Stage Performances :
This particular teacher’s day activity for kids is definitely the best way to express their emotions. To be a sure entertainer, ask your child not to discuss any plans with the teachers. Following are some interesting stage show performances that your child can try. Live band performances involving the school band is a good idea, also children can dress up as teachers and mimic them. However, your children must not end up disrespecting them in any way. Harmless fun can be enjoyed by all. Teachers will love to see their replicas on stage. You can encourage your child to organize dance competitions. Students, who love dancing, will love to grab the offer.
Arrange A Picnic:
Another interesting way to celebrate teacher’s day. Your child with her friends can arrange a surprise picnic for their teachers. Children can carry cameras, umbrellas, beverages, snacks, tissues and baskets, which constitute the picnic essentials. This outdoor activity is definitely a way to go in celebrating your teachers, this will create a relaxing atmosphere, allowing for more interaction between them outside classroom.