This year don’t gift your teacher an apple for being the best, give her a cruise and cash for your school instead.  Norweigan Cruise Lines wants to give a student’s favorite teacher a seven-day cruise for two for “having a passion for the joy of learning.”  To enter your teacher in the contest all you have to do is go to and write how your favorite teacher is bringing joy to the classroom in 250 words or less along with a picture.  You have until April 12 to submit an entry and the top 15 chosen by the cruise line will win the cruise.  You have to be 21 to enter to nominate a teacher, so parents make sure to talk with your kids about who they’d like to nominate.

Do you know of a teacher that would be perfect for this contest? What are the traits of a great educator?