Teacher of the Year…
… Teaches in exceptionally inspirational way
…Works hard to develop the learning community and to improve the interraction in between students and teachers
…Elaborates teaching actively
…Supports the individual learning of students
…Or has gained other significant merits during the academic year
This tradition dates back to the times of the student union. Back in the student union days the selected teacher of the year was rewarded with salary increases. Today, the winner does not get money anymore, but is rewarded with glory and general admiration.
TOKYOs principle has been that the same person will not be chosen to be the teacher of the year more than once. Nevertheless, Antti Ikonen has won the prize twice, either due to information interruptions or Ikonen’s unimaginably good pedagogical skills (or both). There is also a rumor that Teacher of the Year 2012, Tapani Lundgren, would already have been awarded in the 90’s.
Here is a list of the known teachers of the year. If you own any additional information about the issue, please stick it to us by mail to email@example.com
2016 – Tuija Peltomaa
2017 – ?????
2018 – Tiina Pusa