Bennett on National Teacher’s Day: Your work is nothing less than a mission

Israel marks day of appreciation for educators.

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December 3, 2015 21:30
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TEACHERS GET together for an annual appreciation day event in Rishon Lezion yesterday. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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“You are not teachers, you are emissaries of teaching,” Education Minister Naftali Bennett said in a message to educators on Thursday for National Teacher’s Day.

Municipalities, schools, parents and students throughout the country paid tribute to people they regard as the most influential in their lives.

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“A teacher that succeeds to ignite the eyes of his students is a good teacher, a teacher who listens to students is a good teacher, a teacher who ignites the imagination of students is a good teacher, and so are all the teachers I met with in each of my visits to schools,” said Bennett.

This is the third year that the day has been observed with the aim of showing appreciation to educators from preschool through higher education and strengthening their standing in Israeli society.

The day was organized by the Education Ministry, the Trump Foundation, student and parent organizations, schools, NGOs and local businesses.

Students both past and present were given the opportunity to thank their favorite teachers by decorating their schools with balloons and giant banners, organizing breakfasts, and sending personalized thank you e-cards, text messages, flowers and gift baskets.

In Jerusalem, Beersheba, and Tel Aviv, events entitled “Teachers on the bar” were organized in which alumni got together to have a drink with teachers and hear lectures about education.

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“We all need to say thanks to educators that teach our children every day at work that is nothing less than a mission. I and all the students of Israel thank you – thank you to all the teachers, we appreciate you very much,” said Bennett.

Michal Cohen, the ministry’s director-general, said that “thanks to this important day, the national spotlight moves to the center of the educational world, to you, the teachers of Israel, who stand behind a large and reputable educational enterprise.”

“You, the educators, are the backbone of the system and an important element in strengthening social resilience and that of the State of Israel. Your contribution to society is widespread and very big, so I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to you for all your endeavors,” Cohen said.

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