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Queen Rania Al Abdullah Award for Distinguished Teacher

More than politicians, armies, or businessmen, teachers are the single most powerful force shaping our nation. They hold key roles not just in our schools, but in our society, as they nurture the Jordan of tomorrow. And it is because they leave such an indelible print on all of us, that we are putting teachers at the heart of our holistic education reform.

The Teachers’ Award is one part of this movement to raise the standards, morale, and pride of our teachers. From the Queen Rania Teachers Academy to the Jordan Education Initiative, Jordan is refining and remodeling what it means to be a teacher. With the Teachers’ Award, we can celebrate and appreciate the best of our educators, encouraging excellence and innovation across classrooms while bolstering the prestige of the profession.

The effects of the Award have been immediately visible. Since 2005, it has created an atmosphere of excitement and friendly competition among teachers, with applications surging over the last few years. It has also deepened our respect for teachers; students are always proud when one of their teachers claims a prize!

And later in 2009, the Award expanded to Principals as well, so that inspirational and effective leadership is rewarded and replicated throughout our country.

We need more students to be proud of and inspired by their teachers and principals.

That is why this Award is so close to my heart. Those that do excel stand as examples to recruits, as leaders to their colleagues, and as role models to our children. The more we can spread word of their achievements, the more we can stimulate energy and passion in Jordan’s teachers to teach, and in students to learn.

The result will be a more creative and productive society, with a dedication to life-long learning, as well as a strong sense of community. That is why the Teachers’ Award has been embraced by the wider public. From the Ministry of Education, through to academia, civil society, and the private sector, Jordanians are providing financial, technical, and moral support to this initiative.

And, together, we are shaping a smarter, more innovative, and more competitive Jordan; one founded on the bedrock of society: teachers.


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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Masha Allah,
قم للمعلم و فيه التبجيلا ، كاد المعلم أن يكون رسول.
I'm a French teacher in Ahliyyah school for about four years, and I really know what the teachers go through. I always think about what to teach my students( while I'm praying, eating and sleeping) It requires responsability and humanity ^_^.
I love Jordan especially my school CMS, I'm Algerian with a degree of interpreting (specialized in three languages Arabic, French and English).
I've always been questioned why did I chose teaching??? This question has a simple answer (My mum was an Arabic teacher at MArseille ( France) and I love to follow her steps.I love kids and I like to help others learning new cultures, languages and being openminded)
I really admire your work (Your Majesty), Masha Allah.
I've been through lots of obstacles during teaching but the hardest one was about having my residency.
I don't want to work in another international school, I have chosen The Ahliyyah School for girls because I felt like I was home the first time I entred it. And my goal was to prepare my girls to the DELF because the school started the French with me on 2007 and I'm steel faithful to it and to my students.
The only problem is The residency , I've had it for three years but infortunatly due to some changes in the rules of the governement I couldn't been able to renew it this year. Your Majesty, I don't like to compare myself with others but sometimes I think If I was another teacher seeking for money of only for the residency I would change the School, but as I mentioned above my goal matches the school's goal is to prepare the tudents to the DELF.
Dear Majesty, I understand the need of the jordanians who have a degree in french to work but the school did interview lots of them and didn't accept any. I'm I the one to blaim and to be punished? I need to have my residency to travel to my family in Algeria ( like I do each year during summer).
This was a tuff year for me, but still I gave all that I could to teach and I still have energy to continue my work.
I would love to have an answer or at list an advice from you your Majesty. My name is Rima Naima Benghalem and I'm almost 28 years old Algerian, with a degree in interpreting and I'm in the 5th level in Japanese, I live in Amman and teach in CMS.
I wish you good luck for your aims and goals your majesty (and I wish the same to me too)