10 Awards for Great Teachers


From the TNTP Blog

By the TNTP Editorial Staff

At TNTP, we’re obsessed with great teaching. That’s why we founded the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice, one of the largest monetary awards for practicing teachers in the nation, and the only one that exclusively honors teachers of low-income students. Through the Fishman Prize, we award four extraordinary teachers each year with $25,000 and a seat at a one-of-a-kind summer residency, during which they meet with education leaders nationwide and publish a collection of essays about their most essential teaching strategies.
We believe it’s essential to recognize the work of our nation’s best teachers, to learn from their experiences, and to support them in their growth. We know we’re not alone. Many selective awards and fellowships across the country seek to celebrate great teaching and amplify the voices of practicing educators.
Unfortunately, information about these opportunities can sometimes be hard to find. To make things a little easier, here are 10 of our favorite awards and honors that are open to a wide range of teachers nationwide. These aren’t the only ones. But we hope you’ll share this list with excellent teachers you know—and email us if you see an award that we should consider adding.
Jennifer Krout