It is truly wonderful to see so many distinguished educators gathered in this room to celebrate the Teacher of the Year 2012.We are here today to honour the Teacher of the Year 2012 because the greatest institution for social change is the school and the main agent of this change is the teacher.Great societies have always valued education and understood the important role schools and teachers play in the success of its people. And many civilizations thrived because they believed in the divine truth that only education could radically improve the welfare of a nation.So, we owe a great deal of appreciation to teachers because we are the recipients of their noble profession.Let us take a moment to observe our surroundings; we see and feel in this beautiful room the inspiring faces of those teachers who have made the difference at least once in their teaching career. You have made this meeting possible because you believe that every child has value and I believe that each one of you is worth being awarded for the awesome work you have been doing.On behalf of ELTAlgeria Teacher of the Year Committee (ELTYC), and among all the teachers of English who have been nominated around the country, the teacher named as the Teacher of the Year 2012 is Mr. Khalid Baghoussi from Kheir Eddine high school in Mostaganem.Whether a high school teacher, a senior teacher, a teacher trainer, a seminar manager , a project member, a team leader, a member of Baccalaureate paper national commission, a president of the Baccalaureate correction workshop, a book-writer, a webmaster or a teacher of Written Expression at the university of Mostaganem and recently a teacher of TEFL, a teacher in the department of psychology or at the Intensive Language Teaching Centre, Mr.Khalid Baghoussi keeps abreast of the great challenges to education.The committed educator, Mr. Khalid Baghoussi, extends a welcoming hand to the school community; he adapts the curriculum to match his students’ needs and incorporates their abilities and strengths into his lesson plans. He challenges them to exceed their own goals and gives them the courage to extend their learning beyond the classroom. He inspires students and colleagues alike; he helps them develop self-confidence, love what they are doing in and outside the classroom.He has been a teacher, role model and advocate with great quality, that is modesty. He is quality-minded, goal-oriented, level-headed and well-mannered. All these words describe Mr. Khalid Baghoussi who believes that education is a debt due from present to future generation. His passion for teaching brings learning to life. Every day, he tries to make our world just a little bit smaller.Last but not least, he is appreciated thanks to his devotion to his job, kindness and generous nature. His ongoing-learning, motivation, and artistic way of teaching and delivering workshops have not wavered throughout his teaching career. Mr. Khalid Baghoussi has demonstrated nothing but great leadership skills, team spirit and great conviction to ‘Education’ as a stepping stone to the building of the good citizen.Let me quote that “Teachers appreciate being appreciated for their commitment and engagement. For teachers, appreciation is their highest award.”May God bless Mr. Khalid Baghoussi for his commitment to education.Thank you all and God bless the work you have been doing.Mr.Mustapha Louznadji
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Mr. M. Saha
As a teacher of the year 2011, I congratulate Mr. Baghoussi for his hard work and contribution to the development of education in our country. I would like to to tell him that this recognition is a two-sword edge responsibilty. On one hand, it is a path that shows you reach excellence and you don't have to refrain, and on the other hand you have become an educator who has the duties to form and orient colleagues...
Again, CONGRATULATIONS and good luck
Heartiest congratulations to be conveyed to you, brother Khalid, for this wonderful feat. The talent you have been showing, for which I am an eye-witness, throughout your professional career proves to be no fluke and the winning of this award confirms it.
Hardwork and perseverance that characterize your tireless work are tangible evidence that persistence and sustainability are the key to success. It's high time that a person, like you, dear Khalid, with characters of honesty, integrity, intellect, know-how-to do and to be and consciousness deserves success and others' recognition.
In fact, I am blessed to have you as a brother, colleague, friend... for more than a decade. We shared many issues and learned from each other. It is said that God don't give you people you want, but He give you people you need; they help you, enourage you, back up you and make you the person you were meant to be. No need to remind you of what is already part of your characters, You love what you are doing, and you ll succeed.
With the blessing of Allah.
Imene, a third year student (Foreign Languages)
Thank you teacher of the year
for being my life's model
Considering all you’ve taught me,
I see the kind of person you are
I want to be like you
Smart, inspiring and gentle
Positive, confident, and yet unpretentious
I want to be like you
Well-informed and easy to understand
Gently nudging us to do our best
With sensitivity and insight
I want to be like you
I enjoy each lesson you teach
With your kindness you get my attention
I’m thankful for all that you’ve done
I admire you each day and want just to say:
As a teacher, you’re number ONE!
Mr. CHikh. Boudellal
Congratulations on your reward Khalid. Mr. Louznadji had mentioned all your distinctive qualities in one of his unforgettable speeches. We have great respect and admiration for him. Khalid, I admire your willingness, energy and organisational abilities. You have a way of making dry subjects really interesting. Again, you deserve this reward. Do not forget the funny moments we had in Algiers... I wish you all the best for your future achievements.
God bless you.
Miss Mekia Bouzid
Drawing up a reality or even generalizing some defective teaching practices are not the purpose of this piece of writing.
It is neither new nor wrong saying that our school is undergoing problems and our actual educational practices need more evaluation, orientation and guidance.
In schools where all think only about achieving threshold 'El A''ataba'.
In a society where the majority of teachers are stigmatized...
In conferences where all appeal for a constructive dialogue between Society, School and University qualified up to now as an utopia.
Educators believing in their tasks, anxious about the future of their learners, concerned about the society, encourage and educate both formally and informally the pupils. They work hard to create a loving, understanding environment where the primary concern in the learner's best interest, provide guidance to their enduring capacities, and prepare them to behave as good citizens.
One of these educators and teachers I had in 2004 as a 4-year student at the university was Mr Louznadji and another as a Responsible of the Intensive Teaching Language Centre (ITLC) in 2012 is Mr Baghoussi, the teacher who does his job to the best of his ability.
Mr. Baghoussi, the educator who gives sound advices for the best interest of the adolescent-learners.
However, as the ITLC Responsible, I am sure that I know more than everyone else the MISTER that I cal call the MASTER because he backs me up in taking the helm; he acts in the ITLC's best interest...
Mr. Merouane Fatah
"... devoted, serious, inspiring
helpful, open-minded, respectful...
"... don't be afraid even if you retire...
You will never be a shadow of your former self...
In light of all what you did for English teaching...
At least, we say THANK YOU."
Miss Zohra Sayah
With a great teacher and a helpful colleague like you, I was sure that life would be a successful journey. Thanks for being my teacher and guiding me towards the right path of life. Words are not enough to express my gratitude, Sir!
Carol and Dave Butler
Most impressive! Congratulations. I am VERY proud. Keep up the wonderful work. Blessing.
Nora LaifaCongratulations for the award Mr. BAGHOUSSI and good luck to the rest of the teachers ! All what is said by Mr. LOUZNADJI is true and fair! All my respect to that man
Congratulation you Mr. Baghoussi.. you deserve it, you belong to my favorite teachers..
I was delighted! Congratulations Mr. Baghoussi. Wish you more success. and hope we could know you better through contributions. Thank you beforehand.
I was delighted to see you won the 2012 ELTAlgeria Teacher ofthe Year award!
Since leaving Oran I have had the immense privilege of meeting many outstanding teachers and students from other parts of North Africa, but I must say that the Algerian ones remain closest to my heart. I wish you all the teachers and students of English in Mostaganem, Oran and all of Algeria continued success and happiness.
Communication throughInternational English - without borders and with the use of each culture's gestures and personality - provides in my opinion one of the most positive paths to mutual understanding 2012.
I congratulate you for this great success. Really deserved success by your work, your courage and patience. Congratulations to you and good luck.
Thanks for all you have been doing for us all. I may just add this humble word to my brother, friend and colleague Khalid: "You really deserve this award for all the qualities that have been stated during the ceremony and online through our great site ELT@algeria and the committee members behind it. Big thanks to all with my Best Wishes ....
Mr H.BENZIDANE, Univ of Mosta
I would like to express the deepest appreciation to my teacher Mr.Khalid BAGHOUSSI, who has the attitude and the substance of a genius: he continually and convincingly conveyed a spirit of adventure in regard to scholarship and research, and an excitement in regard to teaching.
Mr.Louznadji didn't let us any gap to fill in. He said almost everything about Mr.Baghoussi. I would like to thank him so much for his everlasting encouraging attitude towards teachers.
I would like to congratulate the teacher of the year 2012, Mr.Khalid.Baghoussi. I have known him for nearly ten years now. I remember the good days we spent together with other fellow colleagues when I was appointed to head a Baccalaureate correction workshop in Mostaganem.
I might say that education in Algeria is in good health as long as there are devoted, committed and dedicated teachers as Mr.Baghoussi. He has contributed a lot to the English teaching / learning development through various seminars and workshops both as a trainer and as an active participant.
“A teacher plays an integral role in shaping the future of our nation, » said an American educator.
May this award and responsibility provide you with energy and power to constantly do better and never give up.
May God help us all do our job properly.
S. AMMARI Bordj B Arreridj:
I was lucky to work in the OREC - ORAN with a number of colleagues from the west of the country.It was a real pleasure.I really appreciated being a member of those teams. Khalid was one of them. Much has been said here about you,Khalid, as far as your professional qualities are concerned. I will then concentrate on the human qualities I perceived and felt in you .The idea I have formed of you is that you are consciencious,you are hardworking,you are modest,you are thoughtful,you are ready to give a helping hand whenever it is necessary,you are happy , you are witty, you are generous,you are available,you are good-mannered, you are ...handsome, you are A TEACHER! Congratulations Khalid! I would also like to thank my friend Mustapha Louznadji for his many efforts to make such good things possible.
Nour Eddine Bekada:
Congratulations my dear!!! I am so happy and so proud.!you deserve it..you'll remain the great "Scottish"
My dearest wish is to meet Khalid in Mosta this summer and tell him how happy I am for this distinction he fully deserves.
bouabdelli and samoudi:
CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Khalid Baghoussi 'Teacher of the Year2012'.We are so proud of you as our teacher ,you deserve to be praised and rewarded.Best wishes and good luck for the next....
Alex Gilmore (Tokyo University):
Congratulations on your award Khalid! I remember well the enthusiasm and commitment of the teachers in Mostaganem; to be awarded 'Teacher of the Year' amongst such a fine group of professionals is truly an honour! In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to forget the value of teaching to society so thank you for reminding me.
Congratulations dear Baghoussi,this is an opportunity among others to witness the valuable commitment since nostalgic days at the University of Oran in the early 80's. I wish you joy, happiness and success.. Lakhdar
Kamel Babouche. B. B. Arreridj:
A great news about a great person. You greatly deserve the AWARD: the teacher of the year 2012. Congratulations.
Congratulations dear colleague, it's so encouraging to be rewarded so, I really appreciate all the initiatives of Mr Louznadji and the team of ELT.I wish other wilayas would do so since it's always for the sake of a better education.
During the ceremony, Mrs. Haloui quoted, "Like a father, like a daughter (referring to your daughter Meriem who was present)
After reading all these comments, I would say, "Like a father, like a family."
I am instantly impressed by the family involvement in the father's achievements. I would have added to my speech the following:
" A successful Man is the one who can lay a firm foundation around him..."
May goodness surround your children
May happiness be round your family
May other achievements knock at your door, today and always
May God always bless your beloved family..
I am very happy to address my most sincere congratulationsn to Mr Baghoussi and wish he would continue enriching the profession of teacher of English by his experience and hard work. I also take this happy opportunity for thanking the one thanks to whom all these achievements would never have been reached ; MR Louznadji !
Good luck to all my previous colleagues whom I miss so much !
Nacera Bouzekri / Blida:
My Heartiest Congratulations!!
After reading Mr. Louznadji's tribute speech, I see you used all your knowledge and skills to serve, do something good and make a change in education.
This is an Award that you so richly deserve!
CONGRATULATIONS KHALID. I am so proud of you . You really deserve it. So carry on and hard luck.Best wishes souheir
"Science is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration" Einstein said ,my dad confirms =) ..But I think that you have more than 1% inspiration Heheh ... I was happy when your proposition of bac examen was chosen in 2011 & now i'm flying high and i'm sure of keeping flying Heheh You deserve it man ...Ps: I love you dady
All my heartiest congratulations, Khalid.I wish I had been among you to celebrate the occasion. You're really doing great job ! Hats off.
Congratulations ,My Allah reward you for each succes you reached or helped the others to reach.we Algerian English teachers are very proud of you.you are inspiring us and that's enough to be great .
Congratulations Mr BAGHOUSSI,
i'd like to say that perseverant and courageous teachers like you ,deserve to be praised and rewarded.i was so happy to hear that from my colleagues who were invited to come ,but
thanks to ELT,i prefer to say carry on on good work and never forget that success is always behind the door of those who are hard workers like you.
Congratulations brother. So proud of you !!
Congratulations Dad. May success always come your way in life. I love you .
Baghoussi:Unlike the heart, words can't say a lot. I'm REALLY proud to be one of this wonderful community. May Almighty ALLAH bless you all!Thank you . Houria CHOHRA:
CONGRATULATION great teacher! more and more success inchallah, very sad that I didn't attend the ceremony! congratulation for you too Meriem!
congratulations Mr.khalid,you deserve it,realy!i was wondering why you didn't get it before??i'm always remembering 2007 Brithish Council workshop we had in Oran & what you have said;i'm proud to be an Algerian"English Teacher" working with persons like you all,even if i'm working in the extrem south of Algeria,congratulations again.
I am proud of you Mr Khalid Baghoussi.You hav e done an excellent work.You are lucky to have Mr Louznadji as an inspector.This great man keeps encouraging teachers to do their best.Good luck
More and more awards for the noble job you are practising and the works you are doing
I was very pleased to attend the ceremony and observe teachers witnessing all the qualities that Mr.Louzandji had mentioned in his speech.
As far as I am concerned, you have been the nice teacher, colleague, friend and brother since I met you at the seminar of November 2005. Unforgettable moments as you said.
Congratulations again, and best wishes for new prospects.
Ms Boudoukha F.Fatiha:
Congratulations, Mr Baghous.
Congratulations Khalid, you are really doing a good job. You really deserve this award. Go on in this trajectory. I also appreciate the team, I mean those who thought of that idea. It's really encouraging. See you soon
Congrats. Mr. Baghoussi deserves this award since he's always been the inspiring spirit for all of us. Keep up the good work,
I really wished to be there among those teachers .That motivates us to be one day as Mr. Khalid Baghoussi and the others.Congratulaion.