Who Will Win the $1 Million Teacher Prize? #gesf

Vicki and her student reporters will be covering the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai this week. You can see the live stream on the GESF website and follow the #gesf  hashtag on Twitter. You'll be seeing her students write their opinion on the future of education right here on this blog.

The $1 Million Dollar Global Teacher Prize to be announced Sunday

Ten finalists have been named in the Global Teacher Prize contest, having been voted as the best by teachers around the world.  This contest awards  $1 million to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.   The Global Teacher Prize highlights incredible stories of teacher inspiration from around the world.  Teachers in K-12 or ages 5 to 18 were eligible for this prize.  More information is available at http://www.globalteacherprize.org/

These are the finalists – please peruse their videos:

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Vicki Davis

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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