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World Teachers Day - celebrating the teaching profession

There are many differences between teachers around the world, as their role may vary depending on the local culture, but it is universally known that a teacher’s main purpose is to be an educator, providing education for students. The “Education 2030 Framework for Action” highlights the fact that teachers are fundamental for equitable and quality education and, as such, must be “adequately trained, recruited and remunerated, motivated and supported within well-resourced, efficient and effectively governed systems”.

UNESCO proclaimed 5 October to be World Teachers’ Day in 1994, celebrating the great step made for teachers on 5 October 1966, when a special intergovernmental conference convened by UNESCO in Paris adopted the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This document covers different areas, such as professionalism freedom, security of employment and general rights and this year marks its 50th anniversary.

The aim of World Teachers’ Day is to mobilise support for teachers and it represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding, and appreciation displayed for the vital contributions that teachers make to education and development. This year’s theme,  “Valuing Teachers, Improving their Status”, embodies the fundamental principles of the fifty-year-old Recommendation and it is celebrated in Paris.

 If you cannot participate in the event in France, there are plenty of events organised yearly around the world! You can take the opportunity of the day to discuss, compare, learn, argue, share and improve.

Here are a items of correction from our Advanced class this Wednesday October 5th. Words in black were new pieces of vocabulary and the blue words are related to pronunciation. Do you know all the meanings and can you say all the words correctly?

Spin off: a product that develops from another more important product
Teeming with: completely full, especially with living things
Traipse: to walk around with a sloppy or aimless attitude
Mucky: soft and watery, dirty and messy
Ancestors: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
To outrun: to move faster than someone, also figuratively
Must-see: highly recommended as worth seeing
Have a bet: to gamble or risk something valuable against an unknown outcome
High stakes: involving the possible loss of a large amount of money, involving serious risks if there is no success. In education: A high-stakes test is one that is very important for the person who takes it.

Ask: /ɑːsk/ 
Alien: /ˈeɪ.li.ən/ 
Specific: /spəˈsɪf.ɪk/ 
Read: /riːd/ /red/ 
Exactly: /ɪɡˈzæ 
Change: /tʃeɪndʒ/ 
Talked: /tɔːkd/
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