The Trump Master Teacher Award

The Trump Master Teacher Award

In Israel, there are wonderful teachers tirelessly doing their jobs, teachers who believe in their students’ abilities and encourage them to maximize their potential. The talent, knowledge, and experience of these excellent teachers are the foundation for any attempt to improve the overall quality of Israeli education. Israel needs these role models to map out a direction and a method, and for that to happen the public must be familiar with their art and better understand what constitutes effective teaching, so that the public’s trust in its teachers will grow.

Since 2012, the Trump Foundation has awarded a NIS 100,000 prize for excellence in teaching to math and science teachers who exemplify excellent teaching in their own careers. The winners are selected by a committee comprised of skilled teachers, experts in teacher training, and senior Education Ministry officials on the basis of the criteria for excellence in teaching delineated by the prize committee.

Criteria for Excellence in Teaching in Selecting Prize Winners

Below are the criteria by which the committee selects the winner of the Trump Master Teacher Award. We welcome your comments on these criteria and invite you to compare them to the criteria for excellent teaching used in other parts of the world.

The Jerusalem Post article about the 2015 award ceremony:
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