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3 American habits I lost when I moved to Finland. A YEAR AGO, I moved to Helsinki with my Finnish wife Johanna and our one-year-old son.

3 American habits I lost when I moved to Finland

I had a feeling that moving to Finland would change me. I just didn’t know how until recently. Like you, many of my habits have been shaped by my culture of origin. In Finland, I’m navigating across a different cultural landscape and I’m watching several of my American habits slip away. I don’t mind being naked with strangers In the land of 3.3 million saunas, it is inevitable that you will eventually find yourself naked with people you don’t know. I didn’t realize that I had reached this level of Finnishness until last month. I explained that Finns go naked — but men and women have separate saunas. I was convinced that my American friend would fall in love with the Finnish sauna culture, savoring the searing heat and the refreshing dip in chilly seawater.

School children prepare for work with nine-to-five days. Three excellent cover letter examples. The first thing a potential employer sees in your job application is the cover letter.

Three excellent cover letter examples

This doesn't just support your CV – it's an opportunity for you to stand out from the crowd and persuade the recruiter to put you through to the next round. Be wary of spending hours on perfecting your CV at the expense of your cover letter. If you need some inspiration on what to include and what format to use, here are our helpful guides – just remember not to copy them as exact templates. 1. Standard, conservative style This is ideal for sectors such as business, law, accountancy and retail. Dear Mr Black,Please find enclosed my CV in application for the post advertised in the Guardian on 30 November.The nature of my degree course has prepared me for this position. 2. This may vary according to the nature of the organisation and the industry you're applying to.

Dear Mr Brown,I am writing to enquire if you have any vacancies in your company. 3. Dear Ms Green,· Confused by commas? Looking for a job? Stories of Afghan girls whose lives have been turned around by education revealed. In the western world, we take education for granted and often disgruntled children bemoan the fact they they have to attend class and complete homework.

Stories of Afghan girls whose lives have been turned around by education revealed

But in may other parts of the world girls have to fight for the right to go to school. A new series of portraits of female pupils at two schools in Afghanistan has highlighted the battle that young girls face to be given the right to learn basic skills like reading, writing and arithmetic, and the power that has to transform their lives. Scroll down for video A series of portraits of Afghan school girls show the growing desire in the country for young women to be educated (Left: Zeinab, 12, Centre: Nadira, 10, and right: Gulmakai, 14) Photographer Simon Urwin interviewed young girls and their mothers at a school in Kabul, which teaches equality, tolerance, and human rights, including women's issues, alongside traditional academic subjects like maths and science.

Career Test High School College Students Free Job Quiz Best Tests. Ninety-year-old student: 'Education will be your wealth' Joy: A Subject Schools Lack. When Jonathan Swift proposed, in 1729, that the people of Ireland eat their children, he insisted it would solve three problems at once: feed the hungry masses, reduce the population during a severe depression, and stimulate restaurant business.

Joy: A Subject Schools Lack

Even as a satire, it seems repulsive and shocking in America with its child-centered culture. But actually, the country is closer to his proposal than you might think. If you spend much time with educators and policy makers (even if you just read editorials about education), you’ll hear a lot of the following words: "standards," "results," "skills," "self-control," "accountability," and so on. I have visited some of the newer supposedly "effective" schools, where children chant slogans in order to learn self-control, are given a jelly bean when they do their worksheet, or must stand behind their desk when they can’t sit still.

I’m a mother of three, a teacher, and a developmental psychologist. A friend told me the following story. A first hand perspective on Finnish schools vs North American schools. My twitter feed is varied with every type of account from family, to Moms and Dads, to local breweries, to bird & carrot & bear parody accounts (not kidding), and a smattering of educational tweeters.

A first hand perspective on Finnish schools vs North American schools

My Life, represented by social media. This popped into my stream this morning and, well yes I was intrigued. 9 Reasons Finland’s Schools Are So Much Better Than America’s by Libby Nelson. Goodness, that headline is a wonderful example of the term clickbait. However, I have a different angle/reason for clicking- I lived in Finland and went to high school there for a year as an exchange student. I lived in Tornio, Finland between 1999 and 2000. University is free.