World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is celebrated on October 5 every year. This is the time set aside to recognize the great work teachers do. The day was established for teachers and teaching facilities all over the world. There are some statewide days and nationwide days, but this particular day is global. That's why it is called World Teachers' Day.

There are national days throughout the year with the same goal. Each country has its own days to celebrate. For instance, National Teachers' Day is May 8 in the United States.

October 5 is the only day that is recognized in all countries.

Why they do what they do

Teachers do so much for their students and their schools even though they aren't always compensated or recognized for their hard work. They do what they do because they love it. It is not just a job, a career, or a profession. Instead, it is a passion. Because of their passion, those leaders set good examples for their students, and they make a great impact on children's learning and their development that ultimately prepares them for the real world.

World Teachers’ Day is a legitimate day that was created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1994 for the purpose of giving credit to educators and to honor their dedication to the profession.

The mission of UNESCO is to commend teachers for their hard work and to make sure resources are available for them worldwide. Over 100 countries observe World Teachers' Day, according to Education International.

Teachers have an important role in the life of a child. Even as adults, people can remember what they learned when in elementary and high school.

They also remember some of their college professors who led them in a positive way. Almost everyone is where they are today because of some teacher who had a key role in their lives.

How to honor

Everyone can participate in the celebration, and it doesn't take much to do so. Parents can thank their favorite teacher or their child's teacher.

They can let those educators know how much they are admired and appreciated. A card can be sent to the school. It is optional to enclose a gift card to a favorite restaurant or to a store where school supplies can be purchased.

If you are a teacher, then you are honored today. If you are studying to become one, then you are joining one of the most rewarding professions in the world. Therefore, you are honored in advance.