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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I believed him. An angry red rash was...
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Natarsha Miller's curator insight, July 8, 3:54 AM

Interesting article, I wonder if we could see this incorporated in the US

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Classroom Shock: What I Am Learning as a Teacher in Finland

Classroom Shock: What I Am Learning as a Teacher in Finland | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
As an American teacher in his first year working with 5th grade students in Finland, Tim Walker reflects on the lessons he would bring back to an American classroom.
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Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports

Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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Valia Reinsalu's curator insight, November 3, 2013 12:34 PM

Always interesting to read about Finland's school system...

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Is China Copying Finland With Its Proposed "No HOmework" Policy?

Is China Copying Finland With Its Proposed "No HOmework" Policy? | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
     After reading the article, I agree with Pasi. China is not borrowing a page from Finland’s playbook. I’ll explain how I see it. China is seeking to de-emphasize homework for its...
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19 revealing facts why Finnish educational system ranks the first

19 revealing facts why Finnish educational system ranks the first | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?

How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing? | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
The OECD’s PISA studies show Finnish students are among the best in the world in reading, math and science.
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CERT's curator insight, May 15, 2013 4:09 AM

We, as teachers are frequently under the impression, that unless we control what children learn, we wouldn't have done our duties as teachers. At CERT we believe that giving the children enough flexibility to be creative and express their own ways of learning, is an imperative ingredient in the recipe for success and excellence. We need learners who are critical, reflective and show initiative. Rote learning, standardised tests, etc. are easy ways to have a silent classroom. Learning goes so much more beyond that. 

Deborah Owen's curator insight, May 18, 2013 12:06 PM

"The reality in Canada, which is unfortunate in Dr. Sahlberg’s view, is that students are rewarded for competing against their peers, teachers are held accountable by their class’s performance on exams, and schools are compared through widely published standardized test results. Finland takes an alternative approach. Students receive only narrative evaluation instead of marks or grades until Grade 5. Thereafter, their grades rely on how they’ve performed relative to their individual potential rather than as compared to their classmates. “Teachers stress grades as little as possible,” Dr. Sahlberg says. “This means that students ‘compete’ against themselves, not one another.”"

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The Global Search for Education: What Will Finland Do Next?

The Global Search for Education: What Will Finland Do Next? | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Systematic pursuit of children's wellbeing and happiness in secure environments takes precedence over measured academic achievements in Finnish schools, according to Pasi Sahlberg, author of the award-winning book, Finnish Lessons: What Can the...
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Bob Compton Presents | The Finland Phenomenon

60min video - The Finland Phenomenon
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Education in Finland: Pisa isn't the full story

Education in Finland: Pisa isn't the full story | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Despite Finnish education's strong performance in Pisa, it isn't all perfect – science and maths standards are declining and top-performing students aren't being pushed enough, argues Juha Ylä-Jääski
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Teacher Education in Finland: What are Finnish Teachers Made Of?

Teacher Education in Finland: What are Finnish Teachers Made Of? | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Satu Uusiautti, Ph.D., contributed to this post. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki, and works as a specialist at University of Lapland, and as a post-doctoral r
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Inside Finnish Classrooms

Inside Finnish Classrooms | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
     When I creaked open the door to a first grade classroom, I noticed a dozen seven-year-olds sprawled around the room. About half of them were sitting at rectangular tables while the others...
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Ludgero Rego's curator insight, November 3, 2013 1:43 AM

It's a question of mutual trust and acceptance of what is appropriate and what is not - without the shadow of a legal challenge looming... what happened to the "I'm sorry Mrs Oliveira, your little boy pricked himself with a needle today but he's alright now" - "that's ok, i'm sure he'll be fine" type of discourse?

Vesna Dumeljic's curator insight, November 3, 2013 5:53 AM

Interessant. Graag zou ik meer van hem leren...

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How Finland Supports Gifted and Talented Students in Math and Science - edWeb

How Finland Supports Gifted and Talented Students in Math and Science - edWeb | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools?

What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools? | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Why the U.S. emphasis on "teacher effectiveness" won't by itself really improve schools.
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Finland Learnings 2013: A Journey of Inquiry

Finland Learnings 2013: A Journey of Inquiry | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to see what really goes on in classrooms of the world's number one educational system? Well, here's your free virtual plane ticket to Helsinki, Finland.

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The Next Generation of Educational Leadership - A Finnish Education Field Trip

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