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

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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 www.globalteacherprize.org 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

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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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Jelmer Evers: changing education from the ground up

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May 16th 2016

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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Global Teacher Prize Winner Hanan Al Hroub Returns Home to Palestine

Global Teacher Prize Winner Hanan Al Hroub

March 17th 2016

“Education is a human right and it is the right of our children to live their childhood in peace.”–Hanan Al Hroub, 2016 Global Teacher Prize Winner Global Teacher Prize Winner, Hanan Al Hroub, was received a hero’s welcome yesterday when she returned home to Palestine. A welcome ceremony was held for Hanan in the West […]

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The World Celebrates 2016 Global Teacher Prize Winner Hanan Al Hroub

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March 16th 2016

On the 13th of March 2016, Hanan Al Hroub, a primary school teacher in Palestine was announced by Pope Francis as the 2016 winner of the Global Teacher Prize. She went into primary education after her children were left deeply traumatised by a shooting incident they witnessed on their way home from school. Hanan embraces […]

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