“Best teachers in the world” Filipino teacher chosen to compete in Global Teacher Prize 2018

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  • Dr. Jesus Insilada, a principal from Iloilo was chosen in the top 10 Global Teachers Prize 2018
  • He was chosen for his culture-based approach in teaching, centered in their indigenous culture
  • He will be competing against teachers from all over the world to win the title and bring home $1 million

A Filipino teacher from Iloilo was chosen to be part of the top 10 finalists in the prestigious Global Teacher Prize 2018.

The award is given by the Varkey Foundation under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai. The awarding body seeks to honor and recognize the “best teachers in the world” for their significant contribution to their students and community.

Our very own Dr. Jesus Insilada was chosen for his culture-based approach in teaching. The principal of Caninguan National High School in Lambunao, Iloilo, was chosen from over from 30,000 nominations and applications from 173 countries across the globe.

Dr. Insilada shared that his culture-based approach means that incorporating indigenous forms of art such as dances, songs, epics, local games, and crafts to engage the students and help them learn more. He revealed that the approach had a huge impact in lowering the school’s dropout rates, increasing their students test scores and fostering the love for their indigenous culture.

Dr. Insilada, who is also a member of the indigenous people’s Panay Bukidnon community, was quoted by the Filipino Times saying, “We need to connect with the spiritual world. It is very important to bring what we have here in school to the wider community… It is only with the awareness of our identity that empowers us, and when we are empowered, we can become productive citizens of the community, of the country, and of the world.”

He will be competing against exemplary teachers from all over the world to win the prestigious title and bring home $1 million.

Bill Gates, philanthropist and founder of Microsoft, announced the top 10 finalists. You can watch the videos from Global Teacher Prize Facebook page:

Bill Gates announces Global Teacher Prize Top 10

The wait is over! A special announcement from Bill Gates revealing our Top 10 Teacher Prize Finalists! http://vky.io/2nTmfun

Posted by Global Teacher Prize on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

This is Jesus Insilada, a Top 10 Teacher Prize Finalist

Take a look at Jesus Insilada in the classroom, and find out why he has been named as one of our Top 10 Teacher Prize Finalists.

Posted by Global Teacher Prize on Sunday, February 18, 2018