Palestinian teacher selected as one of best 50 teachers globally

Palestine

Published: 2021-09-09 15:57

Last Updated: 2021-11-29 19:48


Palestinian teacher selected as one of best 50 teachers globally
Palestinian teacher selected as one of best 50 teachers globally

Thursday, the Palestinian Ministry of Education announced that the teacher, Nesreen Qutainah, made it to the top 50 best teachers shortlist for this year’s USD one million Global Teacher Prize organized by the British Varkey Foundation in partnership with UNESCO.

Qutainah is a teacher at Dora Primary School for Girls in Hebron, Palestine.

The Global Teacher Prize wrote on Twitter “We’re thrilled to introduce you to the top 50 finalists of the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize 2021, in partnership with UNESCO.”

They continued that the teachers were selected from over 8,000 nominations and applications from across 121 countries.

The Palestinian Minister of Education, Marwan Awartani, congratulated the teacher Qutainah on this achievement, noting that the Palestinian teacher, despite the circumstances teachers are going through as a result of the challenges imposed by the Israeli Occupation and the coronavirus pandemic, continue to work really hard.

Awartani wished her all the success and brilliance during the coming stages.

According to Qutainah, her teaching method rests on two pillars: “enlighten a mind, and you will revive a person,” and “no to stereotypes, yes to creativity.”

Qutainah told the Global Teacher Prize that the coronavirus pandemic presented a major challenge to her students’ education. However, she never let anything stop her. She used social media and videos to teach students who had access to a computer or the internet, and for those without internet access, she prepared booklets full of interactive activities and educational cartoons. Qutainah printed 200 copies which she distributed to her own students and children in marginalized areas.