Hanan Al Hroub - Global Teacher Prize 2016 Winner

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Congratulations, Hanan Al Hroub, winner of  the Global Teacher Prize 2016! Teachers of India salutes your indomitable spirit. You didn't ask moon, you didn't ask smartest of boards. All you cared for is peace for your children to let them enjoy their childhoods.


(poster courtesy Global Teacher Prize website)

The Global Teacher Prize website shares the glimpses of what Hanan was doing. 

"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."

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