Trump Master Teacher Award Recipients for 2012
The prize was awarded by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar. Honorable mention was awarded to Dr. Abir Abed, a chemistry teacher at the Galilee High School in Nazareth, and Eyal Sinai, a physics teacher at the Rabin Municipal High School 2 in Modi’in. The teachers received a great deal of attention via the prize’s Facebook page, which was filled with hundreds of moving responses and enthusiastic recommendations for the teachers from past and current students.
The 2012 Award Committee:
The Committee Decision to Award the 2012 Trump Master Teacher Award to Nikolai Schwartz:“In Nikolai Schwartz’s classroom, the students and their learning are central. They receive individual and group assignments; they experiment together, debate one another, learn from their mistakes, and attain insights, all while dealing with complex, challenging scientific issues. Nikolai Schwartz prepares his students for breakthrough achievements.
For them, he arranges learning encounters and cooperative educational ventures with engineers working in different industries and with Air Force pilots. And as if that weren’t enough, in recent years Nikolai Schwartz has also served as the head of the Israeli student delegation that achieved impressive results in the International Space Olympics.
For integrating personal attention based on the belief that every student can succeed, for adapting teaching methods to his students’ needs and abilities, for creating a class atmosphere that encourages participation and debate, and for interdisciplinary and multicultural educational initiatives, we hereby present the Trump Master Teacher Award to Mr. Nikolai Schwarz.”