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Meet the Top 50 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize 2020!

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Dear friends of the Glob­al Teacher Prize,

We hope you, and your fam­i­ly, are well and keep­ing safe dur­ing these strange times.

We have just announced the Glob­al Teacher Prize Top 50 Final­ists for 2020. As we live through this pan­dem­ic and glob­al edu­ca­tion sys­tems adapt to a new and unfa­mil­iar ter­rain, the one voice that should nev­er be drowned out is that of the teacher.  Now, more than ever, we must shine a light on the world’s teach­ers. Over the last few weeks, in a world turned upside down, we’ve been dai­ly remind­ed how much we rely on them. Read the rest of this entry »

Enhancing brains the tried-and-true way: 50 Finalists shortlisted for the $1M Global Teacher Prize

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Top 50 2018 Final­ists!

Now in its fourth year, the US $1 mil­lion Glob­al Teacher Prize award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to rec­og­nize one excep­tion­al teacher who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the pro­fes­sion as well as to shine a spot­light on the impor­tant role teach­ers play in soci­ety. Read the rest of this entry »

Final 10 days to submit nominations for the Global Teacher Prize 2018

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Please join us in cel­e­brat­ing teach­ers and the amaz­ing things they do to devel­op and refine our brains. Rec­og­nize the teach­ers who have changed your life, and the lives of oth­ers around you, by nom­i­nat­ing them for a Glob­al Teacher Prize HERE before Octo­ber 8th, 2017.

Descrip­tion: The Glob­al Teacher Prize is a US $1 mil­lion award pre­sent­ed annu­al­ly to an excep­tion­al teacher who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to their pro­fes­sion.  Read the rest of this entry »

Just in: Call for nominations and applications @ Global Teacher Prize 2018

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Please join me and the Glob­al Teacher Prize in cel­e­brat­ing teach­ers and the amaz­ing things they do. Rec­og­nize the teach­ers who have changed your life, and/ or the lives of oth­ers around you, by nom­i­nat­ing them for a Glob­al Teacher Prize HERE before Octo­ber 8th, 2017.

Descrip­tion: The Glob­al Teacher Prize is a US $1 mil­lion award pre­sent­ed annu­al­ly to an excep­tion­al teacher who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to their pro­fes­sion.  Read the rest of this entry »

Study shows why children with ADHD should be reevaluated each year: Attention problems perceived by teachers are far less stable than we imagine

While the study below was pub­lished a few years ago, it makes an impor­tant point that I think is worth revis­it­ing.

In the study, pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Devel­op­men­tal and Behav­ioral Pedi­atrics, my col­leagues and I looked at how fre­quent­ly teacher rat­ings of inat­ten­tive symp­toms per­sist in chil­dren from one grade to the next. We felt this was an impor­tant issue to exam­ine because recog­ni­tion that ADHD is often a chron­ic con­di­tion can obscure the fact that atten­tion prob­lems do not always reflect an endur­ing child char­ac­ter­is­tic, and that impor­tant changes are pos­si­ble when chil­dren move to a new class­room.

As you will see below, clin­i­cal­ly-ele­vat­ed atten­tion prob­lems as per­ceived by teach­ers are less sta­ble than you may have imag­ined. Read the rest of this entry »

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