2020 World Teachers’ Day report
“I wouldn’t be who I am today without these incredible teachers.”
A Monash report released on 5 October, the World Teacher’s Day, shows that Australians are most grateful for their teacher’s ability to inspire, encourage and be kind.
The authors of the report — Dr Kelly Ann Allen, Christine Grove, Fiona May and Nicholas Gamble — analysed public messages that were posted during the #ThankYourTeacher campaign run by Monash Education last year. The 2019 campaign was launched in response to another study that showed nearly three-quarters of teachers felt unappreciated in the classroom.
4 in 10 messages expressed gratitude for social and emotional support, compassion, encouragement and connection.
More than 3 in 10 messages thanked teachers for the way they taught, their leadership and actions.
Just 1 in 10 messages posted expressed gratitude for teacher content, general knowledge or specific subject learning.