This Saturday, October 5, is World Teachers’ Day — a moment to celebrate all the wonderful and selfless professionals who have helped shape us into rational, learned adults.
To honor those who so greatly changed our lives and the lives of our children, Brainly — the world’s largest online learning platform — would like to share some special insights into how Americans feel about their teachers and the impact they have on millions of young people every day.
Consider this: 78% of Americans say that they think teachers have a difficult job.
Which is why Brainly wanted to join the 58% of Americans who believe teachers do not get enough recognition and thanks this World Teachers’ Day with a story all about them.
**The Brainly World Teachers’ Day Index**
Here are a few interesting facts about the impact teachers have had on the lives of American students.
Nearly 3/4ths of Brainly users say teachers have had a positive impact. 72% said they have had teachers they remember to this day for having had a positive impact on their lives. 19% of those teachers taught elective classes such as art or music, 18% taught math, 17% science, and 15% taught English.
Friendliness and patience are top teacher attributes. Some 15% said friendliness, patience, and approachability are the top attributes in a teacher. 13% rated passion for the job and listening skills in the top spot. Fairness came in third at 12%.
More than 70% say a teacher helped them through a rough patch. To thank them for going above and beyond, 29% of Americans say they have shown teachers appreciation through verbal thanks and praise, 19% have given some kind of gift, 18% have written thoughtful notes, and 17% kept in touch over the years to share their future success.