World Teacher Day 2019

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World Teacher Day is one of the highlights of the Engage calendar. We believe in supporting and celebrating teachers however we can, from our comprehensive support package (think Education Support Partnership, travel discounts with STA, and our on-going CPD series) to doing our best to help teachers find their dream teaching jobs, and even training up brand new teachers!

World Teacher Day is held every year on 5th October since 1994, meaning it turns 25 this year! The day is organised by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), who give each year a theme. The theme for 2019’s World Teacher Day is “Young Teachers: The Future of the Profession” (can we get a shout out for the Teacher Training Programme?)

UNESCO have used their joint message on World Teacher Day to “call upon  governments to make teaching a profession of first choice for young people. We also invite  teacher unions, private sector employers, school principals, parent-teacher associations,  school management committees, education officials and teacher trainers to share their wisdom  and experiences in promoting the emergence of a vibrant teaching force.”

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

Today, following the lesson of Albert Einstein, we celebrate the expertise, energy and passion of teachers, who are the cornerstone of the education systems of the future. – UNESCO

You can read the whole joint message from the Directors of UNESCO here.

The day provides the occasion to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, to take stock of achievements, and to address the issues central to attracting and keeping the brightest minds and young talents in the profession.

Win prizes!

As part of our celebration, we invite you to take part in our competition to win the ultimate teacher hamper. You can enter the competition on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to win a hamper full of teacher-specific goodies – from pens to prosecco!

We will accept entries until 6th October at 6pm, and we will announce the winner on Tuesday 8th! So get moving if you want to be in with a chance to win!

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At Engage Education we are excited about World Teacher Day coming up on 5th October 2019! To celebrate we are giving away this incredible Ultimate Teacher Hamper – full of amazing treats! We want to say a huge thank you to all teachers for the incredible job they do. How to enter – follow Engage Education, like this post and comment with why you love being a teacher. You will get an extra entry if you tag a friend. The Ultimate Teacher Hamper includes a Netflix gift card, chocolate, prosecco, coffee, tea, biscuits, a hot chocolate set, bath bombs, a peg board and a lot of great stationery! Everything a teacher needs to treat themselves 🙂 Closing date is 7th October at 6pm. Terms and conditions can be found on the Engage website. #WorldTeacherDay #HappyWorldTeacherDay ##ukteachersofig #ukteacher #ukteachersofinstagram #edchat #ukedchat #teacher #education #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofig #teachersofthegram #teachlondon #teachuk #teachercompetition #teachergiveaway #win #competitions #contest #giveaway #instacomp #instagramcompetition #competition #instagramcontest

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