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Educators in for a treat during Teacher's Month


From molding young minds to sharpening skills later in life, teachers make lives brighter one lesson at a time.
To celebrate the contribution of Filipino teachers to society, the National Teachers' Month (NTM) Coordinating Council slated activities dubbed "10 Acts of Gratitude."
Among the perks for teachers is the "Teacher Day Out" where teachers will have educational tours in various museums for free. Participating museums are The Mind Museum, Museo Pambata, Ayala Museum, Yuchengco Museum, Metropolitan Museum, Museo Orlina, BenCab Museum, and Museo Kordilyera.
Teachers visiting the 39th Manila International Book Fair from September 12 to 16 will also get to enter for free at the Hall 1 entrance of SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. An NTM Booth managed by the Metrobank Foundation will be set up where teachers can get a chance to win prizes. 
Around 150 teachers will get to attend a three-day lecture series covering various topics on cyber-education. This will be facilitated by SEAMEO INNOTECH, Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, and World Vision.
Some 300 teachers will be invited to the free three-day Alternative National Seminar Conference hosted by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS). This seminar-conference will focus on the theme, "Educator's Life Care Conversation, Artshop, and Playshop Conference."
Grateful hearts are expected to pour out on social media with the launch of the month-long digital campaign. Through #ThankYouTeacherPH and #2018NTM, netizens are invited to create the culture of gratitude for teachers on social media.
The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPOST) will also seek to promote a culture of appreciation for teachers through its "Salamat po, Teacher" letter-writing campaign. PHLPOST will also release a specially designed NTM stamp, which the public can use when they mail their letters. 
Ten extraordinary teachers celebrating their 10th year in service this year will also be featured in an online news site.
Executives, influencers, and key personalities from various companies and organizations will have an opportunity to say "thank you" to their mentors and share important lessons they have learned from them in a series of audio-visual presentations.
Along with a "Teach for the Philippines" fellow, some professionals will spend a day teaching in a classroom.
The state of teacher quality in the Philippines will also be tackled in a forum to be hosted by the Philippine Business for Education. Global innovations and trends in teacher will also be discussed. The forum will pave the way for crafting concrete policy recommendations for raising teacher quality in the country. 
Aside from the 10 major activities, teachers will also get to enjoy free admission to the "Panoramic Endeavors" lecture series by Metrobank Foundation and the United Architects of the Philippines.
Participating restaurants and retail establishments will also offer treats and discounts on products and services.
The culminating event will be held in Ormoc City, where 6,000 teachers will be gathered for a day of entertainment and tribute.
The National Teachers' Month began as a movement called the Teachers' Month Campaign (TCM) a decade ago. 
Since its inception, several milestones have been marked: in 2011, Presidential Proclamation No. 242 was signed, formally declaring "the period from September 5 to October 5 of every year as National Teachers' Month." With this, TMC formally became National Teachers' Month. 

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