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Global Teacher Prize


U.S. Teacher Wins ‘Nobel Prize Of Teaching’

 

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Global Education and Skills Forum in March this year, where the first Global Teacher Prize was awarded.

One thing that struck me at the time is that of the 50 finalists, not one was from Japan.

Japan has a huge number of passionate educators who deserve recognition. I would love to see some of them in the finalists for the 2016 Global Teacher Prize.

Teachers of children between 5 and 18 years are eligible, and the judges are looking for:

  • Recognition of a teacher’s achievements in the classroom and beyond from pupils, colleagues, head-teachers or members of the wider community.
  • Encouraging others to join the teaching profession. Contributing to public debates on the teaching profession, whether through writing articles, blogs, media participation, social media campaigns, events or conferences.
  • Employing innovative and effective instructional practices and achieving demonstrable student learning outcomes in the classroom.
  • Achieving demonstrable student learning outcomes in the classroom.
  • Achievements in the community beyond the classroom that provide unique and distinguished models of excellence for the teaching profession and others.
  • Ensuring children receive a values-based education that prepares them to be global citizens in a world where they will encounter people from many different religions, cultures and nationalities.

If you know a great teacher, why not nominate them for the ‘Nobel Prize of teaching’ here?

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