We shouldn't need a specific day of the year to appreciate the incredible work of teachers, but in any case it's nice that the entire world can come together for this purpose annually! UNESCO's World Teachers' Day is this Saturday, 5 October, and this year, the theme is Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.
We reached out to one of our amazing student users, Tegan, to tell us her thoughts as she is currently in the middle of her Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood) degree, studying online with Southern Cross University. With the teaching profession so regularly discussed in public discourse, but often undervalued or underestimated, we wanted to get more of a sense of what students studying teaching really think about the 'future of the profession'.
Like many students, Tegan has returned to study as a career change, and undertakes her degree completely online, fitting it around her busy work, family, and home life.