World Teacher Day 2019

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso

Every single day, we can be inspired by the people who do extraordinary things to improve the world. Their everyday acts and sacrifices are truly superhuman, and in no profession is this more evident than teaching.

So this World Teachers Day join us in celebrating five superpowers of teachers. Here are some of the things teachers do that, all told, have an impact on par with superheroes.

1. Ability to See Into the Future

Teachers see potential in each and every student. They believe all young people can succeed. Think back to your favorite teacher growing up. Chances are they’re so memorable because they believed in you and your abilities. It’s that ability to look into the future and see you sharing your gifts with the world.

2. Never-ending Elasticity

Teachers are stretched in so many directions. Yet, somehow, they manage to do it all—create engaging lessons, spend time with parents, engage one-on-one with students, and collaborate with other teachers. And that’s just a few of the many things teachers do in a day! Their flexibility—or elasticity—helps empower students across the world.

3. Juggling Multiple Roles

Just as Clark Kent juggles his “regular” life with his superhero persona, teachers take on a number of roles in the classroom. They are instructors, mentors, friends, and leaders to their colleagues. What makes this so incredible is that teachers have to put on different faces and bring very different strengths in each role.

4. Power of Creativity

Teachers create challenges that help students discover and see how concepts connect to their lives. Great teachers make classrooms engaging, exciting, and fun.

5. Heart of Wonder Woman and Black Panther

Why do teachers teach? To make a difference in students’ lives. Some superheroes are driven by compassion, and bring the amazing power of heart—mixed with strength—to the profession. Teachers save people in real life.


What superpowers do you have?

Based on from an article by Allan Golston.

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