World Teachers’ Day — October 5, 2021
#TeachersCan joins the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate World Teachers’ Day.
Texas teachers continue to adapt to a new normal. They stay relentlessly optimistic. They continue to persevere under even the most difficult of times. They continue to prioritize their students, and are teaching all of us in meaningful ways.
On this year’s World Teachers’ Day, we will once again shine the light on these dedicated professionals by showing how #TeachersCan Light The Way Forward.
Texans showed the world just how much we care about our teachers by lighting up prominent buildings throughout the state and tying blue ribbons around trees throughout neighborhoods and school campuses across Texas – all in honor of teachers.
Did you know?
The color blue holds special meaning for the #TeachersCan movement. In higher education, a light blue stole represents a degree in education. #TeachersCan pays tribute to the dedication of these scholars and educators by making light blue integral to campaign design elements.
Illuminate Your Building
On Tuesday, October 5th, we would like to see as many iconic buildings as possible illuminated in light blue as a way to show our appreciation for our teachers who continue to be that bright, guiding light for our students during this dim and challenging time. Contact us to add your building to the list.
Display a Light Blue Ribbon
During the week of October 5, display a light blue ribbon outside your house or school to show your support of teachers. This is an easy way for you to say thanks to teachers in your community when they need our support the most. #TeachersCan branded ribbon is available for purchase here.
Shine the Light on your favorite teacher
Enter your favorite teachers for the chance to be featured in future #TeachersCanTuesday social media spotlights. Submit your entries here.
Show your support on social media
Download and share our branded #TeachersCan graphics on your social media channels, and tag @TXTeachersCan in your posts
World Teachers' Day Student Art Contest
For World Teachers’ Day, the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) partnered with #TeachersCan to hold an art contest for high school art students in various regions across the state. Check out the winning entries for each region.
Give the Gift of Teachers
Purchase #TeachersCan merchandise for your favorite educators via the TeachersCan.org online shop.