Teaching is, in our view, a profession unlike any other, one in which teachers must first engage with their students in an individual manner before attempting to bring together the various worlds of which they are a part. It is therefore not an easy or simple undertaking. We urge parents and students to initiate activities and programmes to honour teachers and help elevate worthy generations on this day.
The staff of the SDC has been honouring the Arab teacher in Haifa since 2011 by organising events in recognition of educators’ contribution and dedication. On Wednesday Nov. 30th 2022, SDC staff visited the Arab schools in Haifa and distributed a plaque quoting Ali Bin Abi Talib, ‘Educate your children for the future, for they are not meant to live your times.’
The students, in collaboration with the teachers and school counselors, created thank-you videos in different and unique ways paying respect and dedicated to their teachers.
The yearly tradition of honouring Haifa Teacher’s Day seeks to emphasise the crucial function of teachers and educators in the educational and social processes, as well as recognising the sacrifices they make throughout the year.
We believe that the teaching profession differs from all other professions in requiring the teacher to interact with his students in a personal way, emphasizing that this is not an easy or simple undertaking. We urge parents and students to honour teachers and raise up promising generations in light of this conviction.