Friday, 9 August 2013

A Little International Inspiration

With all the free time I've been having this summer, I've been doing a lot of thinking about school (no surprise). I keep going back to the classroom and thinking "What can we do to improve?" In short, I have been looking for inspiration. Sometimes it seems like the job of a teacher just gets harder and harder each year - class sizes get bigger, prep time decreases, services for students declines as the students who need those services goes up. What are we to do? How much can teachers do in the classroom when it seems like there is a bigger change needed? Do we need to look abroad for inspiration?

Have you seen this pin on Pinterest?

I was recently doing a little more investigation (no, I am not a detective) and found another interesting article from The Cornerstone: 12 "Myths" About Education in Finland Debunked.

Although not all the Finnish education "rumours" are true, there are definitely some key differences in their education system vs. the North American model.

The Finnish model might not be the solution to all the problems, but it's definitely food for thought.

How does your school (or school district) stack up?

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