Ahad, 22 Mac 2015

Nancie Atwell- Pemenang Global Teacher Prize

Nancie Atwell- Pemenang Global Teacher Prize. Global Teacher Prize adalah satu program pengiktirafan kepada guru seluruh dunia anjuran Yayasan Varkey yang disampaikan semasa Forum Pendidikan dan KemahiranGlobal di Dubai pada 15 Mac 2015.


Pemenang Global Teacher Prize


Selain daripada Nancie Atwell rakyat Malaysia Madenjit Singh, pengasas NGO SOLS 24/7 yang beroperasi di lima buah negara  tersenarai sebagai 10 finalis Global Teacher Prize dan Cikgu Yasmin Noorul Amin dari SMK La Salle, Petaling Jaya telah dipilih untuk senarai pendek 50 finalis Global Teacher Prize.




Latar belakang Nancie Atwell

  • Warganegara US.
  • Merupakan pengasas Center for Teaching and Learning yang ditubuhkan pada tahun 1990. CTL adalah  suatu organisasi/falkulti tanpa profit untuk  membangun dan menyebarkan amalan berkesan di bilik darjah.
  • Menulis 9 buah buku  tentang mengajar (dengan pujian dari Sekolah Pengajian Siswazah Harvard Pendidikan), menyunting 5 koleksi buku dan menyampaikan 120 kali ucaptama pada pengajaran beliau.
  • Guru kelas pertama menerima anugerah penyelidikan utama dalam bidang seni bahasa
  • Memenangi anugerah daripada Persatuan Bahasa Moden, Persatuan Membaca Antarabangsa, dan Majlis Kebangsaan Guru Bahasa Inggeris. 
  • Menerima Ijazah Kehormat Doktor Persuratan Humane dari Universiti New Hampshire pada tahun 2011.

Perkara menarik tentang Nancie Atwell


1. Nancie did not enjoy school when she was a child, saying to a local news station, “No, I was not engaged, I was always reading, they just weren’t the books that were assigned.”

2. She was also the first in her family to attend and graduate from college!

3. She has pioneered the teaching of literature as a reading-writing workshop. As Nancie says, “We have so much to show people about what school can look and feel like.”

4. Her students choose the subjects they write about and the books they read. Each year her students are able to read 40 books on average because the unique classroom design boosts their capacity and stamina. Many of her students have become published authors themselves!

5. The first two editions of her book In The Middle sold half a million copies!

6. She is prolific! She shares, “Since 1976 I’ve written nine books, edited five, contributed more than thirty articles and chapters, produced three DVDs, and composed dozens of blog posts. I’ve delivered 120 keynote addresses, and conducted 140 workshops.”

7. Nancie’s students at CTL sponsored a foster child from El Salvador for thirteen years, until he turned eighteen! Just one aspect of their experience that inspires them to become global citizens.

8. Her CTL history class students are also the first middle school students in the state of Maine who are allowed to participate in the Model UN high school conference.

9. Teachers around the world turn to CTL’s website for inspiration about book purchases for their own students.

10. Nancie will donate the entirety of the prize to the Center for Teaching and Learning to cover its resources, scholarships, and books!



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