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Best teacher in the world?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Lalex123, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Lalex123

    Lalex123 Occasional commenter

  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

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  3. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

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  4. asnac

    asnac Established commenter

    Me too - which suggests we are not the sort of people ever likely to be nominated ;)
     
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  5. elder_cat

    elder_cat Established commenter

    Why would you want to? Imagine having to live up to that expectation every day !!:eek:
     
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  6. Compassman

    Compassman Star commenter

    Except as outlined above you could get out of teaching with the money!
     
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  7. klavender85

    klavender85 New commenter

    Also, if this prize money is coming from America, the winner will get hit with up to 40% tax on it!

    My husband is American and he has family who are teachers in America. Bill Gates has stamped his name on some highly funded grants for schools and scholarships but its ended up to be a disaster. It has caused even more stress with teachers having to be more accountable and teach in a certain way in order to receive raises and funds for schools. In my Debbie Downer mind, this whole thing is just to cover up the mess and dodgy politics going on in education in the states and UK. We all know there isnt just one great teacher in the world!

    A school I worked at years ago used to give out 'Teacher of the month' awards. *eye rolls*
     
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  8. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    It doesn't come from the states - it comes from the UAE (although the HQ is in London.)

    Perhaps Mr Varkey would be better off reinvesting his money into his (for profit) schools, rather than messing around with grand demonstrations designed to flatter his ego, and provide a talking point while at Ascot or Henley this summer.
     
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  9. drek

    drek Lead commenter

    Best teacher, best colour for a car, best way to lose weight...........best left to google to decide lol.......
     
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  10. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Lead commenter

    I used to work with "The Best Teacher in the World" - both of them!
    It wasn't much fun.
     
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  11. Benbamboo

    Benbamboo Occasional commenter

    It's not that big of a deal as it's only an annual award.

    I got a few cards last summer that said "best teacher ever."
     
  12. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Established commenter

    'You may be best teacher in the world, but during our observation we noticed you used the wrong shade green to mark with and failed to explain quantum theory to the year 3 child in you art lesson, when they used the word string in passing . RI I'm afraid'
     
  13. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    I was about to use the old cliché 'Many a true word spoken in jest' but it's very hard in education these days to tell what is jest or even what is truth.
     
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