Blogs on Finland
5 initial impressions from Inside Finnish Classrooms
My first impressions after two weeks in Finnish schools. Includes behaviour, immigrant education and class sizes.
Trust in the system: Why I'd rather be a teacher in Finland
This post describes the trust placed in students teachers and schools, and discusses the subsequent attractiveness of the profession from the perspective of a teacher from England.
Why do Finnish teachers bother?
This post explains the continued motivation of students, teachers and principals in the absence of external accountability measures with reference to the Psychology of motivation.
No child left behind: (Relative) equity in Finnish schools
This blog post addresses how Finland's system achieves relative equitability, and covers early years, special needs support, teacher training and mixed ability teaching.
Guest blog for edapt: A day in the life of a Finnish teacher
A description of a 'typical' day of a Finnish teacher; fictional, but based on the days of several real teachers.
Guest blog for the National Education Trust: A postcard from Finland
A summary of the key features of the Finnish system written at the end of my visit.
Some other blogs and sites on Finnish education...
Taught by Finland
This blog is by Tim Walker - an American teacher teaching in a Finnish school in Helsinki. Lots of interesting insights from the ground level.
Finland from a Teacher's Perspective
This blog from Janet English documents her journey around Finland investigating how Finnish teachers teach scientific problem solving.
Finnish photo blog
Mini interviews and quotes from Finnish parents, students and teachers can be accessed by clicking here.
Interview for Finnish radio station YleX
While I was in hospital, I was surprised to receive an email from a reporter
a Finnish radio station, asking if she could interview me about my impressions of Finnish education so far. This is the result! (6 mins, in Finnish and English).