The Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award recognizes outstanding National History Day teachers. Two winners, one at both the junior level and senior level, will be selected from each of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Schools, International Schools-Asia and the U.S. territories. The winners of the national awards will be selected from among the state/affiliate awardees. Each state/affiliate winner will be awarded $500 and the national winners will receive $10,000.
To be eligible, a teacher must be a participant in the National History Day program. In nominees, they are looking for:
• Development and use of creative teaching methods that interest students in history and help them make exciting discoveries about the past.
• Exemplary commitment to helping students develop their interest in history and recognize their achievements.
Learn more about this award by viewing 2014 Nomination form.
1. Teaches History
2. Engages Students
3. Energizes the Curriculum
4. Promotes High Academic Standards
5. Encourages Literacy
6. Enhances Assessment
7. Teaches Critical Thinking
8. Inspires Curiosity
9. Recognizes the Student Strengths
10. Activates Civic Engagement