Today is World Teachers' Day – a profession that’s become more challenging than ever before

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It’s time to celebrate our resilient teachers who are proving their passion during the pandemic.
It’s time to celebrate our resilient teachers who are proving their passion during the pandemic.
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Schools closed and online learning was forced into existence. Now, they are back in the classrooms but find themselves on the frontline – desperately trying to impose preventative health measures in an attempt to keep themselves and their students safe.

Forced to put their own fears aside, teachers are being confronted with the emotional, social and financial upheavals that have affected students and their families over the last six months. And, they still have to fulfil their original purpose – to educate our youth.

The theme of this year’s World Teachers’ Day is “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. It’s a great time to take stock of their achievements during a global pandemic and to celebrate their successes.

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