- On Monday, people across the globe celebrated World Teacher's Day
- The day is celebrated annually and aims to honour educators around the world
- Briefly.co.za asked our readers to share their most special memories of their favourite educators
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This day, 5 October, marks annual World Teacher's Day. It's held every year to celebrate educators across the globe and this year is in particular special as teacher are putting their lives on the line to teach children during a global pandemic.
Teachers had to adopt a whole new approach to teaching - from giving online classes on Zoom to returning to school on schedules and practising social distancing and proper hygiene in their classes.
In honour of these heroic people, Briefly.co.za asked our readers to share their fondest memories of their favourite teachers and the replies were heartwarming. Take a look at the post below:
Take a look at some of the replies below:
Matshepe Zwivhuya Zinzi commented:
"My geography teacher that man was like a father model to me, the support and advice he gave me really saved me, unfortunately he passed away before he could see what a great human I'm striving to become."
Tlhatsi Precious said:
"My Grade 11 and 12 class teacher was an inspiration... He knew how to get along with students. I miss him a lot. Ohh he was there when I graduated preschool in 2002 and we met again in 2013/14 when was finishing my high school. Big up to Mr Guga of Olievenhoutbosch Secondary School."
Tshepiso Masoka wrote:
"Mr Mogoera. Finetown Primary School. Grasmere. Joburg south. The best teacher, parent, comedian. He made my childhood special. Never seen any teacher care as much as him till today."
Dineo Moahloli added:
"My English and geography teacher Mr Shai from St Teresa Mission.Impeccable and so irreplaceable! Teaching came naturally for him, can never forget his sense of humour as well. May his soul rest in eternal peace. I learnt so much from that soul!"
Briefly.co.za previously reported on an inspiring teacher who went the extra mile to educate her pupils.
A special education teacher from Mexico, known only as Nay, has been dubbed an angel after she converted her bakkie into a mobile classroom.
Nay drives nearly two hours to see her autistic students, who she provides with sanitiser and ensures are wearing their masks. A picture of Nay during her special bakkie lesson went viral with Twitter users commenting on this teacher's dedication to her job.
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