Global teaching award

Lesson Date : 2019-04-15
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An important annual prize has been awarded. The winner was announced at a ceremony in Dubai.

Peter Tabichi won the prize. He was judged to be the world’s best teacher. Mr. Tabichi is from Kenya.

Each year, there is a large education meeting in Dubai. The prize is awarded during the meeting.

Sunny Varkey lives and works in Dubai. His family comes from India. They moved to Dubai in 1959. Mr. Varkey’s father and mother opened an English school.

Mr. Varkey began to open other schools in other countries about 40 years ago. Now, he is a very wealthy man. He uses some of his money to help others.

Mr. Varkey set up a charity called the Varkey Foundation. It pays for the teaching prize. The winner is given $1 million.

Ten finalists were selected. They came from many countries. Judges selected the winner.

Mr. Tabichi teaches mathematics and physics at a poor Kenyan village school. His school has one computer.


ISSUES : Should countries set up their own best teacher awards?

Period : 2019-04-15 ~ 2019-05-15
Manager's Pro Opinion
Yes, countries should set up their own best teacher awards. This is the best way to motivate teachers to improve their skills. It also shows that the government values the work that teachers do. Most countries have many great teachers. All deserve to be recognized.
Manager's Con Opinion
No, countries should not set up their own best teacher awards. Teaching is a very noble job. If all countries set up their own best teacher award, it would become a competition. It would be better for governments to make sure that all teachers are given proper recognition.
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