World Teachers’ Day
Teachers Leading in Crisis, Reimagining the Future
Monday, October 5
(Let’s celebrate Lasallian educators all month long!)
World Teachers’ Day honors the anniversary of the 1966 adoption of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. The Recommendation established benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, according to UNESCO, and set standards for their training and continuing education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.
UNESCO holds World Teachers’ Day in partnership with UNICEF, UNDP, the International Labour Organization, and Education International. Around the world, you can celebrate the protection of the rights and status of teachers while aiming to attract newcomers to the field despite the challenges educators currently face, including low pay and teacher shortages at K-12 districts nationwide. The day also honors teachers in light of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4 on education, which defines access to an education and quality teachers as crucial to fulfilling the UN’s Education 2030 agenda.
This is an opportunity for you and your students to reflect on the role that educators have played in your life, and to consider ways to continue inspiring your own K-12 students each and every day in the classroom.
About this Year’s Theme
The COVID-19 crisis created a unique situation for teacher leadership, creativity and innovation to be demonstrated. Around the world, teachers are working individually and collectively to find solutions and create new learning environments for their students to ensure that learning could be continued….Read entire statement here
Copy either of the images and use the # above to share why you love your Lasallian educators!
How have Lasallian educators made this transition easier?accompanied you when not in person?gone above and beyond?continued to be supportive, caring, and inspiring?inspired you to share in prayer at distance?
Share prayers of hope and encouragement!
Share your stories of how you’ve been supported as you have been social distancing!
Share your gratitude with the Lasallian family about all your Lasallian educators!
Navigating Uncertain Times
Lasallian Educators on the Front Line
As COVID-19 has changed our everyday normal, our Lasallian Educators: Christian Brothers, Child Care Workers, Social Workers, Counselors, Information Technology Specialists, Board Members, Administrators have risen to the challenge. Lasallian education has always been innovative and practical, meeting students where they are, addressing the current reality, and our Lasallian family is doing exactly that.
In a matter of weeks, Lasallian educational institutions have pivoted from in-class instruction to teaching in virtual classrooms, in living rooms, dining rooms, family rooms, and bedrooms of the students, continuing their coursework.
For our youth and family service ministries, St. John Baptist de La Salle’s instruction to be brothers and sisters to the young people “entrusted to their care” has taken on a much deeper meaning today. In these uncertain times, Lasallian students and clients living in our residential care facilities look to Brothers and Lasallian Partners more than ever for a sense of safety, guidance, and care.
For those youth and their families not in residential care, but reliant on youth and family ministries for daily supervision and support, Lasallians are still answering their needs while navigating the challenges the coronavirus presents to our overall health and safety.
Thank you for your prayers and positivity, and for showing your Lasallian Educators your appreciation as we continue to navigate these days, weeks, and months ahead.