Thank a Freehold Teacher on World Teachers' Day

Oct. 5 is World Teachers' Day. What teacher in Freehold or elsewhere has made a difference for you or your children?

World Teachers' Day, celebrated on Oct. 5, is a great opportunity to show teachers in the Freehold Borough School District, Freehold Township School District and in the Freehold Regional High School District how great you think they are. But, the day also takes on a deeper meaning, standing for the protection of teachers' rights.

Since its inception in 1994, World Teachers' Day has had a theme every year. The theme for 2012 is “Take a stand for teachers.”

This day was founded by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.Its aim is to educate the public about the conditions of being a teacher around the world, focusing specifically on the protection of teachers' rights, and the proper training, development and status raising of teachers.

UNESCO’s partners in this effort are the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, Education International and UNICEF.

Everyone has an educator who has changed his or her life with their kindness, humor or educational impact.

On World Teachers' Day, we can remember them by looking at issues and obstacles they may face, knowing that the brightest and most motivated teachers need to be continually attracted to a profession whose status continually needs improvement socially and monetarily.

More than 100 countries currently observe World Teachers' Day, with many corporate supporters such as Google recognizing the global impact and conditions of teachers.

Tell us: Give your favorite teachers a shout out in the comments section below.

Colleen Platt October 05, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Hi Alli, thanks for giving Freehold grads this opportunity. There are three teachers that had a huge influence on my life. I'm sure everyone in town would agree Heshy Moses and Stan Koba were, and continue to be, great role models for every Colonial. Another teacher, Carole Henderson, was also a great influence. Not only did she teach me how to type, she also recognized my passion for journalism, and hooked me up with my first clerical job, working with the Freehold bureau of the Asbury Park Press over on Spring Street. She enrolled me in the DECA program that she ran, and I was able to get school credit for working with the Press. Working with the Press opened all types of opportunities for me, and I am still happily in the profession, working as a fellow editor for Patch, to this day. Were it not for Ms. Henderson, and her mindful dedication to her students, who knows where I would have ended up? - Colleen


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