Global Teacher Prize
Regarded by many as the “Nobel Prize for Teaching”, the Global Teacher Prize is an initiative created in 2015 by the Varkey Foundation which is present in more than 120 countries, with the aim of celebrating and recognizing the role of teachers throughout the world. The distinction involves disseminating the best teaching methodologies and innovative projects developed by teachers, thus enhancing students' ability and school performance.
In Portugal, the project is in its third edition and will once again recognise the Portuguese teacher who is chosen as the best teacher of the year, with a prize of 30 thousand Euros. The award is addressed to all teachers who practice the profession, from preschool to 12th year of schooling, regular or others.
Since 2018, more than 310 teachers were involved in the initiative and more than 60 educational projects have been distinguished.