The Global Teacher Award for Super-Special Teachers - Have You Applied?

Varkey GEMS Foundation brings The Global Teacher Award. It is an annual one million dollar award given to a super-special teacher. The Global Teacher Prize award is launched to recognize the best teacher of the world who has truly inspired the students as well as communities around them.

The main emphasis of this award is to recognize the valuable contribution of the teacher.

Application for the Global Teacher Award

If you are a teacher/educator who is teaching students in a compulsory setting or between the ages 5-18 then you can apply. Moreover, if you know the teacher who you think deserves the award, you can nominate them.

Why Apply/Nominate for the Global Teacher Award?

  • National and international level recognition of the achievements: Special Commendation for outstanding candidates in each region.      
  • Potential to be called to the Global Education and Skills Forum 2015 Dubai if selected in among 10 finalists.
  • Potential to get US$1 million as award.

Criteria for the Global Teacher Prize

Candidates for the esteemed Global Teacher Prize will be judged on basis of rigorous set of standards meant to recognize an extraordinary educator who has actually contributed in the profession.

The academy will look for:

  • Acknowledgment of an educator’s accomplishments in the classroom and beyond from colleagues, pupils, members of the wider community, head-teachers, etc.
  • Making students to be worldwide citizens, where they will meet people from many different background, cultures nationalities, and religions.
  • Applying innovative and efficient instructional practices and attaining noticeable student learning results in the class.
  • Developing and sharing ground-breaking thought leadership that has enhanced access to excellence teaching and education for kids from all backgrounds.
  • Contributing through blogs, articles, social media campaigns, conferences or events in public debates to lift the teaching profession.
  • Achievements outside the classroom that offer well-known and exclusive models of excellence for the profession.
  • Encourage other people to join teaching profession

For Winners

The winner of this award will be picked by the noticeable Global Teacher Prize Academy. The academy consists of journalists, head-teachers, educational experts, tech entrepreneurs, commentators, scientists, public officials and company directors across the globe.


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