Finland has the world’s best education system. Instead of standardized tests, they focus on joy in learning. Kids get 15 minutes of outdoor recess every hour. Why? “The work of a child is to play.” #SundayThoughts
NB: Teachers in the #1 school system in the world agree on several mantras rarely heard in U.S. schools: “Let children be children” and “The work of a child is to play.”
Two education experts, one Finnish and one American, were both stunned by what they saw when they switched countries
The U.S. can learn a big lesson from Finland’s education system: Instead of stress and standardized testing, schools should focus on well-being and joy
Wonderful findings by ⁦⁦⁩ ”Finland has a crucial insight...one that can boost grades, learning, social growth, emotional development, health, well-being and happiness. It can be boiled down to a single phrase: Let children play.”
Two education experts, one Finnish and one American, were both stunned by what they saw when they switched countries.
To Really Learn, Our Children Need the Power of Play
To Really Learn, Our Children Need the Power of Play - WSJ
Two education experts, one Finnish and one American, were both stunned by what they saw when they switched countries. via
"Finland, … ranked as #1 in the world for childhood education by the OECD, the WEF and Unicef … focuses on equity, happiness, well-being and joy in learning as the foundations of education." But article mentions no hard data; will their book give more?