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Fun Facts for Teachers

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Fun Facts for Teachers
  1. October 5 is UNESCO’s World Teachers’ Day which has been celebrated on the same day every year since 1994.


     
  2. In India, Teachers' Day is celebrated on September 5 every year on the occasion of the birth anniversary of India's second President, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.


     
  3. In Armenia, all children aged 6 and above are taught chess at school, as it is a mandatory part of their curriculum.
     
  4. The students in China receive the most homework in the world. On average, teenagers do a whopping 14 hours of homework in a week.
     
  5. The oldest existing and continually operating educational institution in the world is the University of Karueein, founded in 859 AD in Fez, Morocco.
     
  6. The School of the Future in Philadelphia is completely paperless and encourages children to learn with digital technology.
     
  7. In all OECD and partner countries, the share of male teachers in primary education is the highest in India (49%), Saudi Arabia (47%), and Turkey (41%).
     
  8. Traditionally in India, Guru Purnima is celebrated to honour and pay respect to gurus and teachers.
     
  9. The city of Las Vegas, Nevada, has agreed to waive parking fines for people who donate back-to-school goods like pencils and paper.
     
  10. J K Rowling worked as an ESL teacher in Portugal while concocting the adventures of Harry Potter.
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