Honoring teachers everywhere this World Teachers’ Day


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In the last few years, the rate of change in education has accelerated dramatically. Between technological advancements and hybrid learning environments, teaching and learning has evolved both inside and outside of the classroom.

In honor of World Teachers’ Day, we take this opportunity to highlight the incredible passion and devotion of teacher communities everywhere. As someone who served in schools for over a decade, the challenges and joys of being in this profession deeply resonate with me.

I remember the joy and hope of the first day of school — meeting my students and connecting with each of them personally to discover their goals and passions. I also recall the anxiety and worry I’d have as my seemingly endless to-do list continued to grow each day, or as I struggled to support a student in need.

That’s why it’s been incredible to hear the powerful stories from educators around the world about how they have continued to navigate so many changes from the last few years with such resilience and grace. From one teacher in my hometown of Chicago who created individualized “pep talk” videos to her students to ease the return-to-school transition, to another in Seoul, South Korea who created a digital space for thousands of their peers to connect and support one another as they explore new instructional tools–educators have gone the extra mile daily to bring positive impact to their students.

Original Source: https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/education/world-teachers-day-2023/

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