2016 Global Teacher Prize Winner

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 z 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/
She participated in the awarding ceremony held on October 5th.