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World Teachers’ Day: ‘With OISE I can inspire learning’

October 5, 2018 

Tamara Mitchell loves her job.

Ask the grade one teacher about it, and she tears up.

“I just try to share with them what I love,” said the graduate of OISE’s teaching program, explaining how she incorporates her passion for music into daily lessons at Toronto’s Dewson Public School.

“There have been a couple of moments every year when a student has a breakthrough and does something for the first time…that for me is really rewarding,” she said.

Mitchell is one of thousands of teachers whose dedication, passion and impact in the classroom is celebrated on Oct. 5, World Teachers’ Day.

The ‘day’ was established by UNESCO in 1994. It represents a “significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to education and development.”

At OISE, which offers Ontario's only teacher education programs at a graduate level, teacher education is a source of pride, says Dean Glen Jones.

“At OISE, one of our core commitments is to “be the best at producing outstanding educational leaders,” Jones said, adding that Mitchell is one such example.

To help recognize World Teachers’ Day, learn more about how Mitchell inspires learning in the video above.

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