These are the 10 best teachers in the world

February 22nd 2017

We’ve all had teachers who have inspired us, who have made a difference to our lives. Teachers have the power to make or break lives. A great lesson can inspire a passion for a subject that lasts a lifetime, while lacklustre teaching can kill any desire for learning. Teachers who make a significant difference in […]

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Teachers are changing - this is why, and how

February 14th 2017

In the age of smartphones and tablets, children have more choice than ever before over what kind of information they can choose to consume, and how. This can make it difficult for traditional methods of teaching to be sufficiently challenging, engaging and relevant. Equally, when every answer can be found via Google, teachers can no […]

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Ever wondered why teachers teach? Here are 7 excellent reasons

February 3rd 2017

There are as many reasons to teach as there are teachers. For some, it’s a lifelong vocational calling, others stumble on a career they find (often to their surprise) that they are good at. Being part of the transformative force that is education can be a powerful thing, but so too is experiencing the reward […]

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Top 50 Shortlist Announced for US $1Million Global Teacher Prize 2017

December 13th 2016

The 50 shortlisted teachers from across the world in the running for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017 are announced today at Now in its third year, the US $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding […]

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Values led education - Education that humanises

August 1st 2016

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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