A teacher with students
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UNESCO established World Teachers’ Day as October 5 back in 1994. Today we honor this essential yet under-appreciated (and underpaid) profession. Over the years I’ve had quite a few teachers who were hugely influential in my life. And now that I have two young kids in school, my respect and admiration for teachers who put their heart and soul into shaping young minds has only increased. Do something nice for a teacher today. And if you are a teacher, I hope you’re the recipient of many kind words and deeds.