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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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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, 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.

Via Sinikka Laakio-Whybrow, Aki Puustinen
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Sinikka Laakio-Whybrow's curator insight, October 7, 2013 5:44 AM

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

LUMA.fi: Get to know the building blocks of Finnish education | #finnedchat | Scoop.it
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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Leadership Think Tank: Buenos Aires MoE meets our students

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, June 18, 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.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Aki Puustinen
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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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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 12:46 PM

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

Bernadette Mercieca's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:30 PM

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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