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The SMART Give Greatness Contest: Nominate an Educator and Win

SMART believes that every student is capable of greatness. Often, educators are the inspiration for that greatness. The Give Greatness contest is designed to recognize educators across the world who inspire greatness in their students, their peers, and their community.

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SMART is hosting a global educator recognition contest to Celebrate the greatness of our educators. Any educator can nominate his or her colleague for this honor.

Tell everyone you know to nominate an educator who inspires greatness. This contest is truly a win-win.

My Give Greatness Nominee


I’ve talked before about Mrs. Adkins.

At 90 years old, she still works at my school every day, teaching kids and directing our Learning Lab at Westwood. She has a legacy of more than 50 years of teaching and helping kids who are challenged to reach their fullest potential.


Not only did Mrs. Adkins help me work on my SAT score when I was in high school, but in second grade, she taught me to love art when she was my teacher. She’s spent a lifetime helping children and is one of the greatest educators I’ve ever known.  I have two children with learning differences, and she’s helped them to be successful as well. Hundreds of children who grew up to become doctors, lawyers, and teachers (like me) praise Mrs. Adkins for what she has inspired.

What can you win? (Besides just encouraging the person you nominated.)

With each nomination, both the nominator and the nominee are entered to win a classroom technology package valued at up to $40,000. Nominator and nominee each win one 7000 series SMART Board, one SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, SMART training and implementation support, and more.

Who is Your Give Greatness Nominee?

Now it’s your turn. Who is your Give Greatness nominee? And as long as you’re nominating this educator, why not tell everyone about what makes him or her great?

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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