By Shiela Mae Butlig
THE National World Teacher’s Day kicked off yesterday at Initao National Comprehensive High School.
This year’s theme, “Gurong Pilipino: Handa sa Makabagong Pagbabago,” stresses the crucial role, loyal service and dedicated commitment of teachers in developing globally-minded citizens, nurturing families, and strengthening communities in building the nation, said Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali.
This world teachers is a long month celebration that is held annually on Oct. 5, Umali added.
Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 Unesco recommendation concerning the plight of teachers which is a standard setting instrument that addresses the status and situation of teachers around the world.
Dr.Arturo Bayocot, Regional Director of DepEd-10 said teachers now are co-creators of knowledge.
“We fit our teaching style to the learning of style of our students,” added Bayocot.