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Lessons From Finland: What Educators Can Learn About Leadership

Lessons From Finland: What Educators Can Learn About Leadership

| September 19, 2013 | 9 Comments

In the book Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave, the authors discuss how American teachers can create opportunities to become leaders in their schools and in their fields. This excerpt focuses on how educators in Finland see themselves as leaders.

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What’s So Great About Schools in Finland?

What’s So Great About Schools in Finland?

| July 12, 2012 | 6 Comments

Monday’s Three Things to Unlearn About Learning elicited several comments about Finland’s school system. Here’s a recent post describing some differences between schools in the U.S. and Finland. Finland has been hailed for exemplifying the ideal model of a thriving, innovative education system that prioritizes the most important stakeholders: students. International and American media are […]

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Where’s the Joy in Learning?

Where’s the Joy in Learning?

| April 19, 2012 | 12 Comments

Flickr:WoodleyWonderworks A school is not a desert of emotions,” begins an article by Finnish educators Taina Rantala and Kaarina Määttä, published last month in the journal Early Child Development and Care. But you’d never know that by looking at the scientific literature. “In the field of educational psychology, research on feelings is lacking,” the authors […]

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Finland’s Formula for Success

Finland’s Formula for Success

| February 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

Finland’s education system has come under close scrutiny recently for its unique holistic approach to learning (read What’s So Great About Schools in Finland). In this illuminating video by Edutopia, it’s clear that early intervention is a key part of the philosophy there, and that the entire community of educators rallies around kids to make […]

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What’s So Great About Schools in Finland?

What’s So Great About Schools in Finland?

| January 13, 2012 | 50 Comments

Finland has been hailed for exemplifying the ideal model of a thriving, innovative education system that prioritizes the most important stakeholders: students. International and American media are fascinated by the Scandinavian country’s approach to designing the education system. The fact that Finland manages to score among the top three countries on the PISA survey is […]

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