World Teachers’ Day, established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1994, is a global observance held every year on October 5. This day would be a perfect occasion to let a teacher in your life, or in the life of someone important to you, know how much you value their hard work and invaluable contributions. Sending a teacher a gift, a card, or an email telling them about the difference they have made expanding knowledge and understanding in their community and improving students’ lives would be highly rewarding for them, letting them know how much their efforts are appreciated.
Without teachers, none of us would be where we are! Below are some enjoyable and enlightening SJPL resources for adults and children about teachers and education. (Tony Danza’s book is highly recommended.) And if you’re interested in becoming a teacher, check out the resources listed at the end which can assist you in pursuing this challenging but rewarding career choice.
Are you a teacher already? Thank you! Also, did you know that SJPL offers a special Educator Card, which allows you to check out materials for extended periods and not have to worry about overdue fines? SJPL wants to assist you in bringing knowledge, information, stories, experiences, and fun to your students! If you are an educator who's at least 18 years old and works for a preschool or K-12 school in the city of San José, you are eligible. Just click on the button below to learn more about the Educator Card and fill out an online application.