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Why Are Finnish Kids So Smart?

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For years, Finland has scored at the top of every category and has increasingly been held up as a model for educational reform. But, why? Producer Eric Bombicino explores Finland's unique education system.

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Finland: A Society of Trust.

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Imagine a world where you simply expect everyone to follow the rules and do the right thing.    This is a world where mothers leave sleeping infants in their strollers outside of little shops while...

 

The trust found in society is especially apparent to me when I observe Finnish schools.  The amount of trust given to students has been the biggest shock to me during my time in Finland.  First of all it still floors me when I can just walk right into a school, any school, and it is unlocked.


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Ari Pokka

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Leadership Think Tank: Yin & Yang - Taiwan and Finland education in a nutshell

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'Until the government learns lessons from Pisa, we will not have a professionalised teaching force' - Education - TES News

'Until the government learns lessons from Pisa, we will not have a professionalised teaching force' - Education - TES News | #finnedchat | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

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An American teacher in Helsinki questions the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he sees the difference it makes in his classroom.

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21st-Century Learning Using Social Media: Advice from Finland

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Blog post at Brilliant or Insane :

Many teachers believe social media doesn’t have a place in the learning environment; it is simply a tool for people to keep their frie[..]

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Pasi Sahlberg - Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? - YouTube

Pasi Sahlberg is Finnish educator and scholar. He has worked as schoolteacher, teacher educator and policy advisor in Finland and has studied education syste...
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Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, May 1, 2014 7:14 AM

Pasi Sahlberg's work is profoundly inspiring and significant for improving educational outcomes. 

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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.

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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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Free Technology for Teachers: Tools for Creating Animations in Your Browser or On Your Tablet

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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects'

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For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.
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Pasi Sahlberg and the Finnish "Truth About Finnish Schools"

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I decided to ask Finnish educator and author Pasi Sahlberg for his thoughts on the previously-noted, supposed "truth" about Finland and its education system....
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Why are Finland’s schools so good?

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When looking at large-scale international studies and comparisons of education systems worldwide, everyone’s always talking about Finland. Finland seems to set the benchmark for education worldwide. Foreign educational experts, delegations of teachers and educational politicians flock to the departments of teacher education in Finnish universities, as well as schools. So what is it about education […]
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From Inside My Finnish Public School

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Just a few weeks into teaching at a Helsinki public school, I sat down with one reporter who was intent on teasing out  the lessons I was learning as a young American teacher in Finland —even as I...
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Leadership Think Tank: Buenos Aires MoE meets our students

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, June 18, 2014 1:32 AM

A. Puustinen:"Argentina delegation was interested in several perspectives in Finnish education."

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Finns beat U.S. with low-tech take on school

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HELSINKI — At the start of morning assembly in the state-of-the-art Viikki School here, students’ smartphones disappear. In math class, the teacher shuts off the Smartboard and begins drafting perfect circles on a chalkboard.
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England replicates Finland’s school lunch system

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Next autumn, England will begin providing free school lunches to children aged between four and seven. The inspiration behind the decision came from Finland’s nearly 70-year-old school food system. Also Scotland will provide free school lunches from the...

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The dangers of PISA envy

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What we can't learn from other countries.

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AnnC's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:26 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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