The Global Teacher Prize attracts attention, not least because of its eye-popping $1 million dollar prize. However, we saw last year that the shortlist brought to wider attention some educators doing phenomenal work (not least my wonderful friend, Kiran Bir Sethi from Ahmedabad, India).
Ultimately, while the money grabs the headlines, I believe this initiative of the Varkey Foundation is providing lots of examples, inspiration and talking points for educators about what we want our profession to be known for and the kinds of approaches, passion and dedication that exist and can be replicated to make a profound difference on a global scale.
This year’s 10 shortlisted educators are profiled on this page, along with details of the earlier ‘long list’ of the last 40:
Here’s a press article with more background on the Indian who has made the final 10 this year, Robin Chaurasiya;