This is why Finland has the best schools

This is why Finland has the best schools

The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, “Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States.” Following his recommendation, I enrolled my seven-year-old son in a primary school in Joensuu. Finland, which is about as far east […]

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Welcome to my new Website

Welcome to my new Website

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. – Fred Rogers   We witness examples of compassion and empathy in the forest every day. Just yesterday a six year old said, “Oh no, there’s a […]

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