Finland

Curriculum Opinion Phenomenon-Based Learning in Finland Inspires Student Inquiry
How allowing students in Finland to investigate phenomena inspires inquiry and curiosity in students.
Sam Northern, October 31, 2018
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion How to Encourage Creative Problem-Solving: The Finnish Model
A teacher shares how she encourages problem solving and creativity using a tool she learned in Finland.
Janet English, June 21, 2018
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Curriculum Q&A Joyful Schools: What One U.S. Educator Learned From Teaching in Finland
A U.S. educator unpacks the lessons teachers can draw from Finnish classrooms—including the secret to joyful teaching and happier students.
Kate Stoltzfus, April 19, 2017
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Curriculum Opinion Author Interview: 'Teach Like Finland'
Timothy D. Walker, author of the new book, "Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies For Joyful Classrooms," agreed to answer a few questions.
Larry Ferlazzo, April 14, 2017
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Teaching Profession Opinion Five Strategies American Teachers can Learn From Their Finnish Counterparts
Five ideas from Finland that can be easily implemented in American schools and classrooms.
David Andrew Tow, February 2, 2017
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Education Opinion Maybe Instead of Finland, We Should Be More Like Massachusetts?
Although Finland is a great country to visit and learn from when it comes to education, it seems as though we really don't have to go that far to see educational greatness because we have it within our own country too.
Peter DeWitt, December 9, 2016
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Assessment Opinion Five Ways Finland Gets Vocational and Technical Education Right
Finland is well-known for their education system. Here is a closer look at how they get vocational education and training (or career and technical education) right.
Elizabeth A. Radday, November 14, 2016
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Teaching Profession 'Our Society Trusts in Our Teachers': a Conversation With Finland's Ed. Minister
Finland's teachers will have an active role in implementing the country's new national curriculum as the country continues to invest in teacher education, the Finnish Minister of Education said.
Madeline Will, October 7, 2016
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International Finland's Education Minister Discusses New National Curriculum and PISA Scores
Finland is rolling out a new national curriculum this fall that focuses on multi-disciplinary learning. Education Week sat down with the Finnish Minister of Education to discuss the roll-out, an investment in teacher education, and the upcoming PISA scores.
Madeline Will, October 6, 2016
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Education Opinion 3 Reasons We May Never Be Like Finland
We know that Finland is great when it comes to education, and we want to be more like them, but there are at least three reasons why we may never get there.
Peter DeWitt, July 29, 2016
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Teaching Profession Some of America's Top Teachers Went to Finland. Here's What They Learned
Six state teachers of the year traveled to Finland to see how one of the world's top education systems treats its teachers.
Madeline Will, July 22, 2016
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion An American Teacher's Thoughts on the Finnish Education System
Shannon Frank, was exhausted from teaching and almost quit - until she was inspired by education in Finland.
Shannon Frank, March 17, 2016
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International Opinion A Different Kind of Lesson From Finland
We need systemic policies that press for academic growth of all students, write Chester E. Finn and Brandon L. Wright.
Chester E. Finn Jr. & Brandon L. Wright, November 3, 2015
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Education Opinion The Idea That We Can Have Many Good Teachers Is Implausible
If the U.S. adopted Finland's stringent standards for admission to teacher preparation programs, it would be impossible to staff classrooms.
Walt Gardner, September 25, 2015
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