Muscat: A teacher from one of the Omani schools has won an award for an online training course in a global competition called, “Teaching Changes Lives,” which is run by the Oxford University Press (OUP).
Mohammed Tarabih, an English-language teacher from the Nasir Bin Murshid Secondary School in Rustaq has brought honour to the country by winning for this important training course from the prestigious OUP, which is part of the University of Oxford.
The top prize, won by four teachers, is a two-week professional development scholarship stated by Oxford. Eight runners-up, including Tarabih won the Oxford Teachers’ Academy Online teacher training course.
The competition asked English-language teachers from around the world to demonstrate how their teaching has made a difference to the lives of their students, their class or their school.
Over 600 teachers had entered the competition, creating either a short film or presentation.
“It’s really a great experience for me to be selected as a winner in an Oxford global competition called ‘Teaching Changes Lives’. I feel so proud and so do my students, who inspired me to create a special presentation,” the delighted teacher said.
OUP is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. It currently publishes thousands of new publications a year, has offices in around 50 countries, and employs more than 7,000 people worldwide.
David Grint, marketing director from OUP’s English Language Teaching, said, “We wanted to recognise the valuable contribution that English language teachers make in the classroom. By rewarding those teachers through a professional development scholarship, we are helping fulfil our shared goal of making a difference to the lives of students through education and learning English.”
“Our panel of judges chose Mohammed’s entry because of his innovative teaching style that helped turn an unmotivated group of students into a highly motivated group, showing that the teacher in the classroom can really make all the difference.”