What is The Global Teacher Prize?
The Global Teacher Prize serves to accentuate the importance of teachers and the fact that, throughout the world, their achievement deserve to be recognized and revered. It seeks to recognize the impacts of the very best teachers – not only on their students but on the communities around them.
The Global Teacher Prize is a 1 million dollar award which is presented to an exceptional teacher who has made an extraordinary contribution to their career every year. Click Here to Nominate Someone or Apply for The Global Teacher Prize 2020.
The Prize is awarded by the Varkey Foundation under the benefaction of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Emir of Dubai.
Participants of the Global Teacher Prize are examined based on a rigorous set of criteria that is used to identify an outstanding teacher who has made an outstanding improvement to the profession.
The Global Teacher Prize Eligibility
The Prize is open to teachers who are currently working and who teach children that are in compulsory schooling or are between the ages of five and eighteen.
Part-time teachers are also eligible, and the same applies to teachers of online courses. The Prize is open to teachers in every country in the world, subject to local laws, and in every kind of school and.
The Global Teacher Prize Judging Academy includes head teachers, journalists, company directors, entrepreneurs, public officials, scientists, academics, and entertainment industry figures from around the world.
This group of individuals shares the common goal of shining a spotlight on the great work that teachers do and use an all-inclusive list of judging principle. The process of judging is overseen by PwC in order to ensure fairness and transparency.
The 5 best teachers in the world
These are the top teachers around the globe since 2015.
- Peter Tabichi – Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani, Kenya (2019)
- Andria Zafirakou – United Kingdom (2018)
- Maggie Macdonnell – Canada (2017)
- Hanan Al Hroub – Palestine (2016)
- Nancie Atwell – United States (2015)