Happy Teachers' Day to all teachers and those on the way to becoming teachers

China
September 9, 2007 7:51pm CST
To begin with, I am a Chinese English teacher. It is my day to celebrate this special day of us teachers. In China, the government set up a date to celebrate teachers' day twenty-two years ago, which was the year 1985. Ever since then, we have had September 10th as Teachers' Day to show great respect and gratitudeness to all the teachers for their wonderful work to help the great cause of education to help the country develop numerous talents in different walks of life. I have been engaged in teaching for as long as twenty-four years and I like my job so much. I love all of my students and they love me as well. I have a very good teacher-student relationship with not only my students but my colleagues as well. From yesterday till now, I keep receiving messages from my students saying "Happy teachers' Day". Yeah, here let me say sincerely from the bottom of my heart, "Happy Teachers' Day to all of the teachers and those who are on the way to becoming teachers. May this Day of ours be blessed as always. Thanks."
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24 responses
@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
10 Sep 07
Good morning william.. Hey, I don't know that you are a teacher. :) Cool... I admire teacher so much. They taught us many things and they just did it because they want to see how their students to have more knowledge and smarter. I have a teacher who really kind and attentive. He paid attention to everything I did, not only my homework. I learned a lot from him. Back in my country, we don't have Teacher's Day. There is a song for teacher, but seems like everybody here underestimate the role of a teacher. Maybe it's because teaching has low paid in my country? Too bad... William, Happy Teacher's Day to you... Keep on the teaching spirit !
• China
10 Sep 07
Hey, friend. Speaking of teachers status, I have something more to tell you about their poor status before the eighties during the so-called Great Cultural Revolution started in the middle sixties till 1976, when the 'Gang of Four' was making China such a mess. Teachers suffered so much during the period and their pay was rather low. To my great happiness, it is now quite different from the past. Teachers are well respected and get much higher pay than they used to. Many young graduates are willing to find jobs as a teacher... Ok, I enjoyed your comment, friend. Good day.
@r_yuen (333)
• Indonesia
10 Sep 07
Hmmm... perhaps I should try to teach in China someday. :)
• China
12 Sep 07
There are many foreigner teaching English in China. They come from different countries. Most of them come from America among those countries. Also there are many teachers from the Philippines. All of these foreign teachers mainly teach spoken English. You are welcome to teach spoken English in China. If you would like to, I would like to offer some information to you as a friend.
@cheongyc (5076)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 08
Hello my friend Williamjisir. We should always remember the contribution made by our teachers. If it's not their hard work and preaching, we will not be educated and knowledgeable as what we are today. We should appreciate their sacrifice and we in turn should always contribute to the society with our skills learned from them. I had many great teachers since primary and secondary school and I never forget them. But unfortunately, I didn't have chance to see them anymore after I left the school. Confucious always emphasize in respecting our teachers and their teachings. I am happy that people in your country also prioritize the teacher day. In fact both my parents are teacher but they had retired years ago. Fortunately, they still get their pension from government. I read this discussion late, but still I wish you happy teaching!
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• China
9 Mar 08
Hello dear cheongyc. I am glad to know that your parents are also teachers. So they are in the same line as I am. Yeah, teachers are those who teach us a lot with their great learning that we can always benefit from them to enable us to be knowledgeable. Instead we are also using what we have learned to repay the society with all of our might. Thanks again, my dear friend.
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@cheongyc (5076)
• Malaysia
9 Mar 08
It's true. So by teaching, you are actually doing good deeds everyday! In fact, I am teaching tuitions during weekend nowdays. The students are two primary kids. An elder brother and a younger sister. They are not the outstanding students, but willing to learn. And my task is helping them to comprehend on what had been taught in class. I am collecting fee comparatively lower than the market, because I am not a trained teacher and does not have any experience in teaching (they are my very first students LoL).
• China
20 Mar 08
So you are working as a tutor in your spare time, which is a very good practice as a teacher. It is the same here in China that many college students tutor students of different levels and ages to make some extra money and their charging fee is relatively lower than a teacher does because of the experience of teaching. Thanks again for responding, my dear friend.
@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
10 Sep 07
On your Teachers' Day, let me wish you a HAPPY TEACHERS' DAY. I am not in the teaching profession, but my wife is a teacher. She has taught 26 years, so slightly longer than you have. I get lots of updates from her about this profession, the school scene and the kinds of challenges and pressures teachers go through, so I do know what teaching is like. I admire teachers, because it is a very noble profession and one dedicated to shaping the future of the country's children into responsible adults. I hope you will continue to find your job challenging and fulfilling in the years ahead.
• China
10 Sep 07
Thanks so much for your nice comments, dear lexus. Let me say Happy Teachers' Day to your loved wife. It is a great challenging and fulfilling job to teachers. Thanks, dear friend. Have a good day.
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@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
11 Sep 07
I have conveyed your wishes to my wife, and she thanks you and sends her wishes too. By the way, Teachers' Day is celebrated on 1st September every year in my country.
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• China
11 Sep 07
Thanks so much. So from this topic, I have learnt a lot about "Teachers' Day". Different countries have a different day for Teachers' Day. Thank you, my dear friend.
@Flight84 (3051)
• United States
10 Sep 07
I'm a preschool teacher, but I was surprised by all the cards I got this morning. I guess I just assumed people only thought of Teacher's Day as for school teachers. It was very sweet and sentimental to be included on this day by my class' parents.
• China
11 Sep 07
Hey friend. Happy Teachers' Day. Yeah, it was so sweet of them to send you nice greeting cards. By the way, my students sent me shampoo and a square towel. I appreciate the gifts from them very much. Yesterday I received text messages from morning till evening sayin, "Happy Teachers' Day, Jisir." I was so happy for those messages. I feel very happy to be a teacher. It makes you feel so great.
@Flight84 (3051)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Being a teacher is a very rewarding profession.:)
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@subathra (3520)
• India
10 Sep 07
Happy teachers day for you.Nice to see that you get wishes from your students. Here in India we celebrate 5th september as teachers day.I remember those beautiful days in school and college where we prepare in advance to celebrate our teachers day.I know the amount of happiness every teachers and students feel on that special day. Iam taking tuitions in home along with my dad in the evening.On sep 5th our students greeted us and got blessings from my dad.They gifted us and delighted us on that day.
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• China
10 Sep 07
Hello, I am glad to know that you are also tutoring students at home in the evening. In China, many teachers do the same thing in their spare time for extra money. I feel happy to know the date of your Teachers' Day, on the fifth of September. I must say "Happy Teachers' Day to you", my friend.
@subathra (3520)
• India
10 Sep 07
Thank you so much.I know teaching is a very noble profession.I still remembers some of my teachers way from my kindergarden.They were strict and lovable too.good day!
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@successlog (3174)
• China
30 Aug 08
hello william,i am so glad to know that you are a english teacher.Yes, now, the teachers'Day is coming soon. I will show my big graet honor to all teachers,especially to the english teacher,like you.Because till now, i still remember the english teachers from the middle school to senior high school.It is My best memory in school life. Because they really took a very good care of me in school in english study.and i was outstanding students under their education. I will say happy teachers' day to them and all the ones who taught me in school.lol good luck
• China
30 Aug 08
Hello my dear friend, successlog. Long time no see. I am very happy to see your response in this discussion that will never be out of date though it was posted one year ago. Thank you so much for your nice greeting to me. It is good to know that you have met so many good teachers, especially your English teachers. It is true indeed that a good teacher, who values you a lot, is of a great help to you in your study. But your own interest in the subject is foremost. Glad to know that you were one of the outstanding students during your high school and college period. Good luck to you as well, my dear friend.
@youless (67885)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Aug 08
This is an important day. I almost neglect it because I am not a teacher and now my child is still too little. I am glad that teachers are well respected these days. This is very good because it relates to our future. I hope you will have a wonderful Teacher's Day:) I love China
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• China
30 Aug 08
Good afternoon, dear youless. It is true indeed that teachers in China are well respected. I am happy that I am a teacher. Nowadays there are more and more young graduates who choose this career. I thank you very much for your nice greeting and nice wish to me and all the teachers. I love China as much as you do, my dear youless.
• Philippines
24 Sep 07
Here in my country, I do not know if we have any Teacher's Day. But I do think that teachers should be given the honor due them (well, to those who were really teachers and do their tasks. Some teachers don't anyway. LOL). I do believe that teachers play one of the important roles in the world. Who would become a successful engineer, businessmen, etc with out having to pass on the hands of a teacher?
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• China
24 Sep 07
Good morning, dear hersmartforever. Thank you very much for your great understanding and nice comments to teachers. Here let me say "Thanks very much on behalf of all the teachers."
• United States
23 Sep 07
Yes, Happy Teacher's Day to all teachers, and remember that teaching is a career, not a job.
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• China
23 Sep 07
Oh, thank you so much for your mention that teaching is a career, not a job. hehe. I will bear it in mind, friend. lol
@academic2 (7014)
• Uganda
22 Sep 07
Am a trained teacher myself williamjisir, although I now do something else-teaching in my country is despised, but teachers are the most adored professionals surprisingly, they charn out the best brains for the country-the irony is that they are not well paid. They also dont have room for corruption like in the public service but when I used to teach, my greatest satisfaction would be to see my students pass their exams in first grade. I meet many of the people i taught, they never stop respecting me-that is the joy of teaching. I am happy for you and for all the teachers of the world, why? because what would the world be without teachers?
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• China
23 Sep 07
I am sorry to hear that teachers are not well paid in your country. Here in China, teachers' pay is much better than it used to before 2000. Many people love to work as teachers for the good pay compared with other lines. If you like, you could easily find an English teaching job in China. Lots of foreign English teachers are invited to teach spoken English in many schools. It is really to imagine what the world be without teachers. I feel proud to be a teacher as always. Happy Teachers' Day to you, my academic friend. I am so happy to know that we are in the same line. Have a good day, friend.
@kimthedane (1000)
• Denmark
22 Sep 07
A belated happy teachers day to you Will my friend. Hope you had a nice day with all goods there was to offer. Better late than never :)
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• China
22 Sep 07
Good evening, dear kimthedane. I am so happy to have your response to this topic. It is never too late, kim. I appreciate your greetings from the bottom of my heart as always. I wish you happy and healthy as always, kim.
@gradyslady (4057)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Aww teachers day started the year I was born. My friend is going to college for teaching.
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• China
22 Sep 07
Hello gradyslady. So you are as old as Teachers' Day in China. So young. Say for me to your friend who is going to be a teacher "Happy Teachers' Day."
@andyliuzn (991)
• China
12 Sep 07
Hi William, I should come bless you Happy Teachers' Day two days ago, but I couldn't since I was really busy that day. Anyway, wish you happy every day not only on Teachers' Day. Glad to know that you have a good relateionship with your students. You must have been a great teacher now that you are quite experienced for some 20 years. There should be really many outstanding people that have been taught by you. Please allow me to say thank you on behalf of all you students... Thank you, William Sir, wish you all the best in your teacking career. Wbr,Andy
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• China
12 Sep 07
Thank you so much, Andy. I appreciate your bless very much and I also hope that you are happy every day in whatever respect. You are really so nice and kind to me. Thanks thousands of times. I also wish you all the best in your career.
@wz2007 (128)
• China
11 Sep 07
Hi Dear williamjisir You are really gurat,my dear frend.Wish your festival happiness first.Your pain!My English is very not good.It can be treated as English blind.I am using to translate that the tool plays the mylot.A lot of sentence the impassability that I translate all is agreeable,hope can get your help .
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• China
11 Sep 07
Hello, wz. I am happy for your greetings. Don't worry about your English level. I suggest that you do more reading and writing, which will help you a lot in improving your English. Do as much reciting job as you can to develop your sense of language. Keep active in mylot. It is a very good place for you to learn more English. I wish you happy as always, dear friend.
@ssh123 (31107)
• India
11 Sep 07
This is the day to remember all our teachers and pay them tribute to their selfless dedicated hardwork in bringing up the citizens of the future. It is said that teachers are like candle, they burn themselves out to give light to others.
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• China
11 Sep 07
Yes, teachers are just like candles giving light to others but burn themselves out till the last drop (of wax). Thank you very much.
• United States
10 Sep 07
Happy Teacher's Day and thank you so much for posting this! I have Mandarin class in 1/2 hour and I will be sure to tell my teacher, who is from China, happy teacher's day as well.
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• China
11 Sep 07
You are so nice and kind to your teacher. Thank you very much for that. I hope that you will learn Mandarin well in the shortest possible time. Thanks, friend, for your greetings. I appreciate it. Have a good day, friend.
@eiencafe (155)
• Italy
10 Sep 07
Happy teachers' day, we don't have anything like this... pitty for us... but today is the first day of the new school year here in my region... heehee...
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• China
10 Sep 07
Thank you very much, eiencafe. I wish you happy back to school. Thanks again, dear friend.
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
10 Sep 07
Oh I remember when I was still teaching in elementary level,we also have teachers day celebration and I would get loads of letters and cards and flowers and gifts from my students..those were memories I will always treasure.. Happy Teachers day to you! May you always find happiness in your profession..
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• China
10 Sep 07
You are so nice and kind to say so. Thank you very much for your sincere wish. I am happy to say that I can always find happiness in my profession. You used to be a teacher. I also must say to you "Happy Teachers' Day."
@lkbooi (16106)
• Malaysia
10 Sep 07
“Happy Teachers’ Day” Dear Sir. Here I send my sincere greeting to the highly respected teacher, Mr williamjisir. From your story about your closed relationship with your students and colleagues I understand that you are really a responsible and honorable teacher. In my country here, we celebrate teachers’ day on the 16th of May. Teachers are honored as the engineer of human souls. I really appreciate their efforts in the materialization of the educated and ideal world. Happy teaching and enjoy your teachers’ day.
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• China
10 Sep 07
Hello lkbooi. Thank you very much for your nice greeting and compliment. Teachers are honored as the engineer of human souls. That's well said. This is what we often say about teachers. Thanks very much, dear lkbooi.
@laowai (137)
• United States
10 Sep 07
I'm very disappointed. No one reminded me of this earlier. And none of my students said anything in class today. Maybe I should've assigned them more homework.
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• China
10 Sep 07
Happy Teachers' Day, my dear laowai friend. You are making me laugh by saying to assign them more homework to do. It is a cool idea to give them homework as a gift for having forgot to remind you earlier. I am very glad to read your response and I enjoy it very much. Be happy as always, laowai.