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A total of 720 teachers from 144 schools took part in the competition.

The results of the city competition “Teachers of the Year of Moscow – 2021” have been summed up. Sergey Sobyanin wrote about this on his official page on the social network. “In contact with”… The victory in the main pedagogical competition of the capital was won by the team of teachers from the school No. 1520 named after the Kaptsovs, the teachers of the school No. 1529 named after A.S. Griboyedov, also among the finalists – schools No. 109, 1158, 1561 and the school named after F.M. Dostoevsky. The absolute winner of the competition was the physics teacher of school No. 1520 Artem Barat. He will represent Moscow at the All-Russian competition “Teacher of the Year of Russia”.


The competition for teaching excellence and public recognition in a team format was held for the second time. A total of 720 teachers from 144 schools took part in it. The participants of the first stage filmed application videos, passed the online entrance exam, and completed the tasks of the pedagogical dictation.

32 teams got a ticket to the semifinals, where they demonstrated their intellectual potential and effective communication skills during the blitz tournament.

Six strongest teams reached the final of the competition. They held master classes demonstrating the effective work of the pedagogical team and defended educational projects that are socially significant for Moscow.

The final test for the contestants was a conversation with the Minister of the Moscow Government, the head of the Moscow Department of Education and Science, Alexander Molotkov. The teachers gave detailed answers to the questions why they consider themselves a team, are they now ready to lead the school, for what qualities students respect them and what will allow them to win the title of the best teachers of the year. The dialogue showed that all participants in the competition are different, each of them has a unique point of view, someone wants to climb the career ladder in the future, take a leadership position, and someone wants to continue working with children. But what unites all teachers is the desire to develop, improve their competencies and be proud of the success of their students.

The tests allowed metropolitan teachers to summarize their professional experience and share it with colleagues.

“The competition offers great opportunities. The format of the team competition allows a larger number of teachers to meet at the competition site. Already at school, they become such a team of five people, with which they can implement any projects. The main thing is that they communicate with each other and meet a huge number of experts, whom they can turn to to resolve various professional issues, ”said

Alexander Molotkov

The “Teacher of the Year of Moscow” competition has already become a tradition for the capital’s education system, the director emphasized. City Methodological Center Andrey Zinin.

“We are very pleased that a record number of teaching teams have shown interest in him. This year the competition has reached a fundamentally new level. First of all, this is due to the fact that we were able to show the whole city and country how bright teachers are participating in the main pedagogical competition of the capital. An indicator of the openness and transparency of the competition was the final test – a conversation with the Minister, which took place in a new format. For the first time, the conversation was broadcast, where the participants discussed important questions, the answers to which must be found for every teacher, ”he stressed.

Chairman of the Higher Attestation Commission under the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia, President of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia Vladimir Filippov noted the importance of competition in teams. “For the second year in the competition, the school is represented not by individuals, but by teams. I think they should not be formed before competitive tests, but exist on a permanent basis in every school in the capital. Our task is to motivate educational organizations to create teams that will learn from each other and disseminate professional experience among colleagues, ”he stressed.

Prizewinners and finalists were awarded with insignia, and the winners were presented with an honorary symbol of the competition. In addition, a pennant will appear on the websites of the finalist schools, indicating that the teachers of the year of Moscow are working in this educational organization.

The Moscow Teachers of the Year competition has been held in the capital since 1990. It is aimed at enhancing the prestige of the teaching profession. The competition opens up new names in education both at the level of Moscow and Russia.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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