Maggie MacDonnell: “My goal is to give students the tools they need to be masters of their own destiny”
Teaching is a noble profession that shapes the future of people, countries and the entire world. Teachers carry on their shoulders responsibility for young people’s literacy, outlook and competencies. Maggie MacDonnell is the winner of the Global Teacher Prize. At the ‘City for Education’ Forum she will talk about her work and share professional secrets.
NORTH POLE, FITNESS CENTRE AND WEEKEND STORE
Maggie MacDonnell has long work hours — she doesn’t stop working with students even when the school doors get closed. Maggie MacDonnell, together with her students, set up a fitness centre, decorating the place and installing the equipment without external help. This project helps people of the community fight excessive weight to prevent diabetes,
THE ROLE OF A TEACHER
Maggie MacDonnell believes that the goal is to help every child become a strong personality. Young people need to understand the significance of their actions and be able to contribute to the development of their community. Maggie MacDonnell calls herself a motivator who helps students understand their powers. Many times, she witnessed that support and trust can work wonders. Her methods help transform young people from
Maggie MacDonnell, a modest teacher from the Canadian village of Salluit, won the international Global Teacher Prize in 2017. The prize is unofficially described as the Nobel Prize for teachers. Maggie MacDonnell’ prize of USD 1 million was awarded for developing teaching programs and contributing to the transformation of the lives of schoolchildren and the entire community that suffers from economic and social deprivation and a legacy of psychological issues.