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20 National Teacher Prizes Anounced at GESF 2017

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The success of the Varkey Foundation’s US $1M Global Teacher Prize, now celebrating its third year of success, has inspired National Teacher Prizes in over 20 nations. Colombia was the first country to start its own prize, with the backing and support of the Varkey Foundation. And since the Global Teacher Prize was awarded to […]

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Values led education - Education that humanises

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Wilier rogues?  Cleverer crooks? Or well-rounded citizens urgently trying to skill themselves up to contribute to making the world a better place? As educators, we have to ensure we are the catalysts for the development of fully human human beings. Aristotle was clear: ‘Education of the mind without education of the heart is no education […]

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Jelmer Evers: changing education from the ground up

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Jelmer Evers, a Global Teacher Prize finalist in both 2015 and 2016, delivered an inspirational TEDx talk at the TEDxAmsterdamED event in April, titled ‘Changing education from the ground up’. Jelmer discussed some of the ideas from Flip the System, the book he co-edited with René Kneyber. You can watch Jelmer’s talk below and learn […]

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Why Naomi Volain's classes are rarely in a classroom...

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Naomi Volain prides herself on teaching in a hands-on and highly-visual way. As a NASA certified educator she’s got a lot to show her class including Lunar and Meteorite samples! This innovative approach inspires and sparks interest in the minds of her students.   Naomi is not limited to her classroom. Her teaching style involves […]

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Why are Richard Spencer's lessons so memorable?

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They say variety is the spice of life… to Richard Spencer it’s also the key to effective learning. Richard discovered one of the biggest hurdles his students have is remembering all the information associated with biology as well as lots of new words. His solution? Choreograph and compose catchy songs and dance routines which help […]

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