Friday, October 6 2017
ETAG members were invited to the Youth Palace to listen to a speech from the 2016 winner of the Global Teachers Award: Hanan Al Hroub. “With so many troubled children in the region, Palestinian classrooms can be tense environments. Hanan embraces the slogan ‘No to Violence’ and uses a specialist approach she developed herself, detailed in her book, ‘We Play and Learn’. She focuses on developing trusting, respectful, honest and affectionate relationships with her students and emphasises the importance of literacy. She encourages her students to work together, pays close attention to individual needs and rewards positive behaviour. Her approach has led to a decline in violent behaviour in schools where this is usually a frequent occurrence; she has inspired her colleagues to review the way they teach, their classroom management strategies and the sanctions they use.” http://www.globalteacherprize.org/winner-2016/
2016 Global Teacher Prize Winner
She participated in the awarding ceremony held on October 5th.