Lead Chemistry teacher, Glen Arthur is to be congratulated for being named one of the 25 State and Territory recipients of the 2018 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA), there were two recipients in South Australia.
The NEiTA received more than 2,000 nominations for the awards this year, so this is truly an achievement. Glen was nominated by his students from University Senior College. Glen says it is the students he had helped over the last two decades that have shaped his identity. “They allow me to see the person they are and guide them to become the person they want to be“, he says.
Glen’s students fill him with meaning, confidence, hope, and humanity. They remind him that education is more than content, that it is about building the foundations of the people we become. “I feel honoured and humbled to be the architect in small aspects of their lives“, he says.
The 25 teachers and early childhood educators who have been named recipients will now proceed to the next stage of the Awards process. This will involve the submission of a 1,200-word essay on an education topic and responses to five questions around education and teaching in video format.
An esteemed panel of judges will once again review these submissions and select the 12 teachers and educators who will receive the 2018 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards. We wish you all the best for the next stage Glen.