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The Newest Nobel

Posted on: March 18th, 2015 by Bri DeRosa

chalkboard eraserLast weekend, an educator from Maine was awarded what many are calling the “Nobel Prize for Education.” The $1 million Global Teacher Prize, which was founded by the Varkey Foundation, is the first international award of its kind.

Read the full story here and then discuss this historic award with your family:

Why do you think it’s important to have an award recognizing teachers?

What makes somebody a great teacher?

If you could give a teaching award to anyone, who would you choose and why?

Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher? Why or why not?

If you were a teacher, what would you most want students to remember about your classes?

What’s the most memorable moment you’ve ever had with a teacher? Why do you think it sticks in your mind?

Nobel Prizes are given for work in Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, Literature, Economics, and Peace. Do you think Education should be added? Why or why not?