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Friday 6th of January 2017
TEACHER TRAINING RESPONSE TO SYRIAN CRISIS   JUSOOR EMERGENCY EDUCATION AND TEACHER TRAINING CONFERENCE IN BEIRUT: GENERATION HOPE   Beirut, January 5, 2017 - Nonprofit organization Jusoor is organizing a regional conference on...
Thursday 22nd of December 2016
Hanan al-Hroub was a poorly paid teacher on the West Bank. Then she won the $1m Global Teacher Prize On a cold Monday morning in central London in late November, a 44-year-old Palestinian woman reflected on the dramatic recent changes to...
Tuesday 20th of December 2016
Much has been written and shared about what characteristics are required for education in the 21st century. Creativity, critical thinking, literacy, problem solving, innovation, collaboration, math proficiency, data gathering, technology, global...
Wednesday 14th of December 2016
TOP 50 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR US $1 MILLION GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE 2017   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....
Thursday 10th of November 2016
The Programa de Liderazgo Educativo (PLE) has been designed by the Varkey Foundation, in consultation with the national Ministry of Education, as an intensive six week programme for serving, and aspiring, school leaders who are supported by their...
Thursday 3rd of November 2016
The planning committee for the Global Education Skills Forum (GESF) had little idea the level of impact the 2016 event would have on a school district located over 7,400 miles from Dubai.  However, those two days were destined to have a lasting...
Friday 28th of October 2016
Being an educator for over fifteen years and having taught on three different continents, I believe that the calling of teaching is a constantly growing and changing process. I feel that teaching is not only about acquiring knowledge about a single...
Tuesday 18th of October 2016
“I have always had an idea I wanted to test, but am pretty sure a high school student can’t do something like this.” Or, “I want to see what science really is.” Or, “Robots look awesome! I wish I knew something about them.” Or, “I’m into acting (or...
Wednesday 12th of October 2016
You might think they are only playing. You might believe there’s nothing relevant really going on inside those tiny brains. You could even be convinced that real, important learning begins hand in hand with formal education. You might disregard...
Wednesday 5th of October 2016
Many of us had one we will never forget – a teacher who inspired and encouraged us. We were fortunate. Millions of children today are not so lucky. On World Teachers’ Day (5 October), the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has released a paper...

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