World Teachers’ Day 2015

For the past twenty-one years, October 5 has remained a significant date dedicated to teachers everywhere, acknowledging their efforts in making education accessible, understandable, and essential for growth. This year’s World Teachers’ Day slogan is: Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies.

Education does not have to be limited to the confines of a classroom; for students who are eager to learn, a good teacher is invaluable. According to UNESCO, “It is recognized that teachers are not only a means to implementing education goals; they are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values and ethics.”

With hopes of facilitating a greater understanding of science, the Dana Foundation has a page specifically devoted to educators. For teachers looking for new lesson plans and creative activities for their young students (as well as resources for science history and news) check out our Lessons and Activities page. There are also more in-depth articles in our Reports on Progress section, which are written by prominent neuroscientists regarding the latest developments in research. The Neuroeducation page features articles related to the current “news, events, and commentary on bridging neuroscience and education.” Similarly, the Neuroethics section features the latest news on the implications of brain science on society.

There are many other resources available on our Educators page, as well as our Kids page for students in grades K-12. The Kids page is a great tool for students looking to make their own discoveries about science and the brain (be sure to check back soon for the page’s new look!).

– Seimi Rurup

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