Even though World Teacher’s Day is celebrated on October 5 every year since 1994, countries like Mexico and Colombia celebrate it on May 15. The day is an opportunity to promote and recognize the importance of educators in the future of every generation and to show appreciation and highlight the many contributions of the teaching profession. Each year, schools in Mexico are supposed to stop normal activities and organize cultural events, but this year the date landed on a Sunday. The first Teacher's Day in Mexico was celebrated on May 15, 1918, after being approved by the country's congress. However, in Colombia, the date was set for more religious reasons. The day marks the appointment of San Juan Bautista de la Salle as the patron of teachers.
Many famous writers, researchers, artists, etc. have stated that we all have at least one teacher who changes our lives. Here are a few famous quotes to celebrate these inspiring mentors on their day:
“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” ― Joyce Meyer.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ― William Arthur Ward.
“Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.” ― Charles Kuralt.
“When you study great teachers... you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.” ― William Glasser.
“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” ― Solomon Ortiz.
“The older I got, the smarter my teachers became.” ― Ally Carter.
“What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” ― Karl A. Menninger.
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ― Henry Adams.
“You can't stop a teacher when they want to do something. They just do it.” ― J.D. Salinger.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ― Albert Einstein .
“A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.” ― Ruth Beechick.
“Your role as a leader is even more important than you might imagine. You have the power to help people become winners.” ― Ken Blanchard.
“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” ― Mark Van Doren.
“True patience is grounded in wisdom & compassion.” ― Allan Lokos.
“Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.” ― Helen Caldicott
“The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity.” ― Robert Brault.