Celebrate teachers this Friday for World Teachers Day
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World Teachers Day is coming – take a Hats Off selfie and celebrate your ECT

by Freya Lucas

October 24, 2023

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services around Australia are being encouraged to show their support for the early childhood teachers (ECTs) in their educational community by joining in celebrations on Friday, 27 October for World Teachers Day. 


As in previous years, the theme is ‘hats off for teachers’, with a number of suggestions being put forward to help ECEC and other educational communities to recognise the important role that teachers plan in the lives of children. 


“Every year when I see World Teachers’ Day pop up in my calendar, I make time to reflect and take stock of the incredible job teachers are doing in Australia,” said Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) CEO Mark Grant. 


“While the effect that great teaching can have on learning is quantifiable, some of the broader impacts that a teacher can have are beyond measure. A student can carry a love of learning and confidence in their abilities – instilled by their teachers – with them for the rest of their life. Teachers have a profound impact on our country’s future, and it’s why the wider Australian public esteems teachers on their honesty and work ethic, and believes they occupy positions of trust and respect,” he added. 


A celebration kit has been created with a range of resources to support communities to participate in World Teachers Day. If posting on social media AITSL encourages the use of the #WorldTeachersDay2023 and tagging @aitsl


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