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It’s World Teachers’ Day and if you can understand these letters, words and sentences, you have a teacher to thank for being able to read that today is the day we celebrate teachers in Australia.

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) is encouraging everyone to take a Hats off to Teachers selfie to show their appreciation of our country’s hardworking teachers.

AITSL CEO, Mark Grant says evidence shows that our teachers have the greatest in-school influence on student outcomes. ‘Today we really celebrate our teachers and show our appreciation for the tireless work they continue to do both inside and outside the classroom.’

Campaign Ambassador, Eddie Woo, says that taking part in World Teachers’ Day is a fantastic way for the community to acknowledge the important and essential work done by the teaching profession.

The impact on students

‘I love being a maths teacher. I love what our profession does and the positive impact we can have on our students. It’s so satisfying when I see my students’ maths skills progressing and developing, especially when they get to a point where it even changes their view of themselves and what they’re capable of. These are the moments that truly make me smile and feel satisfied, knowing that what I do is having a lasting impact.”

AITSL wants everyone to take a ‘hats off’ selfie and share their message of appreciation on social media using the hashtag #WTD2022 and tagging @aitsl.

Teachers are an amazing group of people

Mark Grant says Australia’s 400 000 teachers are an amazing group of people. Their high-quality expertise is truly valued by the community. I don’t think they always realise this.

‘Today, they will get to see this firsthand through the messages and photos flowing in on social media. It reinforces that the work they do each day has a positive effect on the lives of all of Australia’s 4 million learners.

Eddie Woo says he hopes lots of people take the opportunity to jump onto the World Teachers’ Day website, take a selfie using the virtual photo booth and share that with the world to show their appreciation of teachers.’

To learn more, and participate in World Teachers’ Day, visit www.worldteachersday.edu.au

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  1. There are some really great teachers – no dispute at all.
    But when children aged 10 cannot read fluently but believe in Marxist ideology, something is definitely wrong in some of our schools.
    if we are not careful, we will slip even further behind SE Asia standards in math and science.

      • Which comment are you referring to Wanderer?
        I have local and national examples – if you are interested in verity.
        Hardly a ‘ridiculous comment’ when division by race and gender is being actively taught in schools.
        National pride and cohesiveness are on the slide, just at a very critical juncture for Australia’s national interests and base power security.


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