British inner-city teacher named world's best, wins US$1 million prize
British inner-city teacher named world's best, wins US$1 million prize
Andria Zafirakou from north London wins $1m 'world's best teacher' prize
19 March, 2018, 15:04
Andria Zafirakou, a United Kingdom teacher based in the inner city borough of Brent, has won the prestigious Global Teacher Prize award which includes a whopping $1 million for being the "best teacher in the world".
The arts and textiles teacher from the Alperton Community College of Brent, an inner-city school in London, was among 10 finalists from around the globe for the annual award.
Ms Zafirakou, 39, has learnt how to say basic greetings in numerous 35 languages spoken at the school, including Gujarati, Hindi, Tamil and Portuguese, to help parents feel welcome and included.
She was credited for her efforts beyond the classroom, which include establishing relationships with parents, riding with students on the bus and standing at school gates with police officers to welcome students at the start of the day.
She said: 'Others could not participate in extracurricular activities after school because they had to take on parental responsibilities like collecting their brothers and sisters from other schools.
Accepting her award, Zafirakou said: "The community where I teach in Brent is beautifully diverse and indeed is one of the most multicultural communities in the world".
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and British Prime Minister Theresa May were among the first to congratulate her.
Ola & Uber Strike From Today
They demand that the two firms make good on their promise of getting them business worth Rs 1.25 lakh a month. He also said that surge pricing during rush hours was not benefiting drivers in any manner.
'Being a great teacher requires resilience, ingenuity and a generous heart. These are the qualities that you share with your students everyday.
Stunned and excited, the secondary school (high school) teacher began her speech saying, "Wow!"
She said: "For many of our students, English is not the main language spoken at home".
As a member of the school's senior leadership team, Andria has transformed her school's approach to reach often isolated young people so that they can engage in school life and perform to the best of their abilities. In her own arts class, she worked with an "Artist in Residence" (Armando Alemdar) to creatively redesign the art curriculum to promote inspiration and help pupils confront and cope with the responsibilities of their complex home circumstances.
She told the AP that with the million-dollar prize she'd like to think about a project for her community that celebrates creativity.
After the Bearcats built on their lead in the second half, Nevada moved to a trapping defense, and Cincinnati struggled to adjust. His twin brother Caleb tied the game by making a fadeaway 3-pointer from in front of Nevada's bench with 54 seconds left.
Putin's opponents on Sunday's ballot in the Russian presidential election include a nationalist, a Communist, and two liberals. In addition to accusing Putin, the United Kingdom expelled the largest number of Russian diplomats from London in 30 years.
He added that without the full commitment of the USA and all parties, it is not possible to imagine the survival of the agreement. If the president trashes the nuclear deal, Iran will likely restart its nuclear program, as it has already stated.
Pelosi then continued to bring her argument back to the GOP: "This is part of the bankruptcy of the Republican Party". Crowley is the likely choice because all the Democratic factions accept him, Axios reported .
I was really angry after the second set, but well I was lucky in the last tiebreak I played well and finally I got the trophy. Federer fell to 17-1 on the season, having won a career-best 17 consecutive matches to start a calendar year.
Globally, users make over 55 million video calls per day, spending more than 340 million minutes per day on these calls. To toggle between the voice and video call, users will have to tap on a tab that will appear during a call.
Russian court officials at the time said he'd received at least $100,000 for his work for MI6, the British intelligence service. Moscow announced the measures on the eve of a presidential election which incumbent Vladimir Putin should comfortably win.
Five years on, Gandhi's track record on "change" doesn't inspire much confidence, and the road ahead seems to go sharply uphill. Then came a nasty barb: "Modi stands for collusion between India's biggest crony capitalists and India's Prime Minister".
Both the ruling TDP government and Opposition YSRCP have moved No Confidence Motion giving jitters to Modi. Key Opposition parties have enough numbers - at least 50 are needed - to allow voting on the motion.
Student Walkout is America's Lesson of a Lifetime
At many campuses across Nashville , the district help students organize speakers and other special events for the walk-out. Maine's national and state legislators were among those expressing support for the students on social media.
Spain fury at referee 'bias' after World Cup blow
Jaime Nava, the Spain captain, said that his side had been "eliminated by external factors", adding: "Today rugby has lost". Spain said the penalty count was 18-8 in favour of Belgium and coach Santiago Santos called the refereeing "biased".
US, S Korea, Japan meet on North Korean summits: Seoul
North Korea hasn't publicly confirmed the summit plans, and a meeting place isn't known. -North Korean summits, Seoul said Monday. Mr Kang said a channel of communication has been established, adding, "I'm sure there are back and forth messages".
Sweden says happy to help on N.Korea, amid summit speculation
Sweden has had diplomatic relations with North Korea since 1973 and is one of few Western countries with an embassy in Pyongyang. Japanese broadcaster TBS said Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Moon discussed North Korea in a telephone call on Friday.
India wary of Bangladesh power in sub-continent
India , with six points from four matches, have already qualified for the summit clash to be played at the same venue on Sunday. Shakib struck in his comeback after he made it to the team after sitting out of the previous matches due to to a finger injury.
Starting XI: Real Madrid v Girona
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane saluted the "incredible" Cristiano Ronaldo after his four goals helped sink Girona 6-3. Ronaldo scored three more goals in the second half to prevent Girona from making a historic comeback.
Dog mistakenly flown overseas returned to family
But there were no details provided about where the animal was supposed to be going, or how it was reunited. But we're now up to three disturbing incidents in one week, including the tragic death of one animal.
Kansas Vs. Seton Hall Live Stream
If you had been told that before this game started, you would have thought Seton Hall had won... but the Jayhawks offered a twist. As of Saturday morning, the Jayhawks are getting 74 percent of the wagers on this game as the favorite against Seton Hall .
Patriots acquire "explosive" Patterson from Raiders
His best season as a receiver came in his 2013 rookie season when he caught 45 passes for 469 yards and four touchdowns. The New England Patriots are trading for, and acquiring Oakland Raider wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson .
Vikings sign Sheldon Richardson
He was also named to the Pro Bowl that season. "I don't know where it's going to go", Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said. Right now, it's the most successful sport, generating $14 billion previous year , according to the SportsBusiness Journal.