October 5th is World Teachers’ Day!
It is a day to celebrate educators around the world. Teaching is incredibly difficult, more often than not a thankless job, yet it might just be the world’s most important work. Teachers can, and do, change lives every day. They inspire generations of students to think, learn, create, and accomplish things they never believed they could do, and to succeed.
There are twenty-nine million primary school teachers around the world, but more are always needed. In fact, over three million more are needed. So, in recognition of teachers and the indispensable work they do, Grammarly has created an infographic to highlight the importance of teachers around the world:
Infographic attributed to Grammarly
What can you do?
First, thank a teacher who made a difference in your life. Whether you’re still in school or you haven’t set foot in a classroom in years, World Teachers’ Day is the perfect time for all of us to tell our teachers that their work paid off.
Second, consider donating to a nonprofit organization that supports educators, such as Teachers Without Borders or Teach for America.