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Another look at PISA scores - Finnish Education Forum

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Via The Globe and Mail: Children of Chinese janitors outscore wealthy Canadian students in global exams. Here’s what should change.

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A Shared Responsibility: Student Wellbeing in Finnish Schools

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My Finnish colleague put it perfectly: ‘When you walk away from a student welfare meeting, you feel as if you’re not the only one who’s responsible for your students. Last week, I had the...
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England lags on young adult literacy

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Young adults in England and Northern Ireland have performed poorly in international tests of literacy and numeracy.
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10 Surprising Features Of Finland's Education System - Edudemic

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We hear all the time about Finland's education model. How everyone should replicate it. How it's actually flawed. Whether you love it or hate it, it's intriguing. But why is that? Probably because of some of the following unique characteristics.

Via Sinikka Laakio-Whybrow, Aki Puustinen
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How could we finally correct this recurring misconception "The only mandatory test is taken when students are 16 years old." This is not true! There is no mandatory test at 16! And all through the years, students are tested by their own teachers.

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Honoring the Mother Tongues of Children: How Finnish Schools Show Respect

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     A few days ago, I came across a powerful poetry slam performance through Diane Ravitch’s blog . The poet laments “No Child Left Behind”, U.S. legislation (2001) that expects children...
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Teacher Education in Finland

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Finland is generally recognized as one of the world's highest performing nations. Over the past decade, Finnish students have been high performers on the international PISA exams. In Finnish school...
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#Finnedchat - All about Finnish Education: #finnedchat archive from monday 2.9.

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Taught by Finland

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I'm an American teacher in Finland, excavating Finnish education as I teach in Helsinki, and keeping a blog to share insights.

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Well done Susan.
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LUMA.fi: Get to know the building blocks of Finnish education

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STEM education news from Finland
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Blog

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Clearly, there seems to be a disconnect between much of what’s written about Finnish education and reality. This is a curious matter. Yes, we all agree that Finnish education has been successful,...
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Pasi Sahlberg – Presentations

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Finland's education ambassador spreads the word

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Pasi Sahlberg was Finland's chief inspector of schools … until it was decided teachers did not need Ofsted-style surveillance. Now his job is global spokesman for the Finnish message. Profile by Peter Wilby.


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The dangers of PISA envy

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What we can't learn from other countries.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Aki Puustinen
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AnnC's curator insight, December 8, 2013 5:26 PM

counting breaths vs.  having your breath taken away - what improves the quality of life and learning?

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Finnish school abandons books for tablets

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Some first-graders in Finland are being educated without printed books.


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Leadership Think Tank: Finnish best practices and feedback in Indian press

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Teacher Education in Finland

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The following post was written by Diane Ravitch, a leading American historian of education. She is the author of Reign of Error and many other books about education. This piece was originally...
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What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools?

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Why the U.S. emphasis on
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Ambience Matters: Finnish Classrooms Reflect This Cultural Value

Ambience Matters: Finnish Classrooms Reflect This Cultural Value | #finnedchat | Scoop.it
     On my morning commute to school, my eye caught an advertisement for a Helsinki restaurant: Grilli. Baari. Tunnelma.  In English, that’s “Grill. Bar. Atmosphere.” Tunnelma is a word...
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From Human Doing to Human Being: How Teaching in Finland Is Changing Me

From Human Doing to Human Being: How Teaching in Finland Is Changing Me | #finnedchat | Scoop.it
     During my first year of teaching in Boston, I spent many hours in the quiet study of a trusted mentor teacher. The routine was familiar. I’d rush out of my classroom, crushed by the...
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, September 5, 2013 9:46 AM

Cultural differences and what we in the US can learn from sipping a cup of coffee slowly each day!

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We would do well to take note of this in our frantically busy Australian schools!

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3/365 #USedchat & #FinnEdChat: Can we compare apples and oranges?

3/365 #USedchat & #FinnEdChat: Can we compare apples and oranges? | #finnedchat | Scoop.it
Through twitterdipity, I joined the first #FinnEdChat that has happened in a couple years, a chat between Finnish educators just waking up and those on this side of the Atlantic heading to bed. It ...
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Learning Finnish with My 5th Graders

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Since the first week of school, I’ve been a student in a class for non-native Finnish speakers.  I’ve asked the teacher to treat me like any other pupil in our 5th grade class.
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Blog

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I’m an American; I’m not used to being left out of the conversation. English is still the worldwide lingua franca, so we, Americans, subconsciously assume that we will almost always have access...
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No homework in Finland.

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No homework in Finland.
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There are lot of homework in Finnish school, that is a fact

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In Finland’s Schools, Less is More | LearnNow

In Finland’s Schools, Less is More | LearnNow | #finnedchat | Scoop.it
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