Category Archives: Global Teacher Prize

Apprendre et Enseigner ! Padlet (l’un de mes outils numériques préférés) etc…

Bonjour à tous !

Mes outils préférés sont simples d'utilisation pour que mes élèves puissent les prendre en main très vite et qu'ils les utilisent à leur tour (qu'ils créent leurs Padlets par exemple :).
Une amie Facebook vient de me demander de l'aide à ce sujet donc je profite d'en faire un petit billet !

Pour commencer j'ai choisi 3 tutoriels en ligne :
-- un excellent tutoriel PDF très utile -- ainsi qu'un tutoriel vidéo : Pourquoi utiliser Padlet?… Visit the author's original post


Ne pouvant pas me rendre à EdYOufest, Madeleine Zapata-Boxberger a gentiment proposé de présenter quelques uns de mes projets. Voici le diaporama qu'elle utilisera en avant-première :)

Eric Price’s interview. By Noah.

Today was a great day again for our “Seconde” class. We have interviewed the charismatic American author, Eric Price. We have learnt very much about him, and about what he thinks and feels about literature. He has on this day written 2 fantasy novels, many short stories and articles. He has been living in the south of the U.S. for a few years, with his wife and 2 sons. Besides his writing he also helps his wife working on her family farm.… Visit the author's original post

New author blog post! David Arenstam tells us about his love for literature!

It is a great honor to welcome David Arenstam on my blog!
We actually met last April in Saco when my students, my colleague, Mr Tabary and I were visiting the school.
When I read his short stories, I immediately asked him to join my lietrature project!
THANK YOu so much Dave for accepting!

Writer, writer, who wants to be a writer?

The question was so simple, and for me, so complicated. For most of my adult life, I owned and operated a small software and data-processing firm that specialized in providing technology solutions for small banks and credit union.… Visit the author's original post

Slides I will use for the May 30 webinar with CYANE, French author. (French version of the May 2 webinar)

How can you attend the webinar?
Lien d'accès:
Avec CYANE : auteur.… Visit the author's original post

An amazing teacher! Guest post and Tedx Talk by Mareike Hachemer!

Thank you, Marie-Hélène, for introducing me to your blog! And congratulations for being a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2017. I'm looking forward to working with you towards a hopeful future for education and the world. In my TEDxTalk that I gave in Heidelberg I talk about the importance of the teaching professions and the impact teachers can have on the world. Imagine, if we all connected our learning to actions that helped us achieve the UN Global Goals and make the world a better place ...… Visit the author's original post

New author guest post. And now for something completely different: poetry by David Atkinson

David Atkinson is the only poet to have joined my literature project and it is a great honor to welcome him on my blog!

His website:


Black Eyed Peace

Black Eyed Peace is my second collection of poetry was published in 2014.Visit the author's original post

9ème Forum des Enseignants Innovants : Article du Café Pédagogique (Projets littéraires)

Bonjour à tous,
Voici le dernier article du Café Pédagogique sur les projets littéraires de la section internationale américaine du Lycée Nelson Mandela :)
N'hésitez pas à envoyer un feedback !

Breaking news! Global Teacher Prize

Well... I still cannot believe it!

I have been selected as one of the top 50 world educators (out of 20 000) by the Varkey Foundation.

Of course, what I really feel like is sharing it with my students whom I am so looking forward to seeing again!

Here are a few links:

- the TOP 50 announcement

- My page

Congratulations to all my students who have made it possible!

My Heart is Happy

This is the third post in a series where I am documenting my experiences as a Top 10 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize.  To read the other posts, click here

The last 48 hours have been a whirlwind of teaching and interviews, but there is one story that I want to share. So far, it's been the most incredible moment since the announcement that I was a Top 10 finalist for the Global Teacher Prize.  One of my Wallenpaupack colleagues who teaches in a different elementary school shared this anecdote about her students' reaction to my selection.… Visit the author's original post

Global Teacher Prize ’16 – Top10 Announcement Day

Predictibly, I didn't sleep very much last night.  With the top-10 announcement scheduled for midnight, I tried to get some sleep beforehand, but it didn't work very well. I don't sleep well when I'm excited.

Around midnight I checked the Global Teacher Prize website and saw that there was a video of Stephen Hawking announcing the top-10 finalists. I was floored. This was the first moment in a day of amazing moments in which it was hard to believe the events occurring.… Visit the author's original post

I’m Headed to Dubai as a Top-10 Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize

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I'm writing this post on the morning of Tuesday, February 16th, 2016. Tonight, at 12:01AM EST, I am going to be announced as a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize, widely considered the world's Nobel Prize of Education. I'm writing this post as the first in a series that will take you along with me on my journey through the presentation of the $1Million prize to the winner at the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) in Dubai on March 13th.… Visit the author's original post

Teachers – Shaping Tomorrow(land)

This weekend we went to see Tomorrowland. As a family of Disney fans, we've been looking forward to seeing it for a while.

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I walked away from the theater with tears in my eyes.  As far as plot, character development, special effects, etc. - the movie was good, but nothing special.  But it still took me a few minutes after the movie ended to be able to talk without getting choked up because of the message at the end of the movie.… Visit the author's original post

The Power of Appreciation – Reflections from #TCEA15

Sometimes, as teachers, we forget the impact that we have on others.  Sometimes we also forget how much others impact us. And, sometimes we forget to tell people how important they are to us.

Over the past four days at TCEA in Austin Texas, I have been reminded of all three of those facts. As I hurtle through the air at 600 miles per hour 30,000 feet in the air on my way home, I want to take this post to remind those who impacted me so much in the past few days how appreciative I am.Visit the author's original post