Today marks 13 years since I started my first formal job. In these 13 years, I have worked in 5 organisations, each with its own peculiarities and many lessons to teach. Here are 13 of things I’ve learnt since I’ve been in formal employment:
Yesterday was International Teachers’ Day, and I would like to honour the patriotic men and women who wake up early every morning to dispense knowledge to the people we describe as the “leaders of tomorrow”. Teachers are often the unsung protagonists of society, and it is fitting that they be celebrated on a day like today.
The theme of this year’s annual celebration is “Empowering Teachers, Building Sustainable Communities.” It is a sensible theme because it follows that the net effect of a large group of empowered (and appreciated) educators is an educated society that is able to derive innovative and sustainable solutions to the problems it faces.