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26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System

26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System

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Storytelling: Carnival crime Introduction Stories are a highly adaptable teaching tool and can be used in a variety of ways to teach a variety of skills. This particular lesson focuses on extended listening skills and getting students to actively participate in the storytelling process, allowing them to use their prediction skills in a creative and fun way. It draws on materials from the British Council LearnEnglish site.

5 Things It Turns Out You Were Right to Hate About School For many of you, school was 12 or more years of teachers and administrators deciding what was best for you, dictating exactly how you spent every minute of every day -- the result being that you absolutely hated each and every one of those minutes. But as you reached adulthood, you probably came to the realization that it was all for the best. You were just a stupid kid, after all, and your elders did things a certain way for a reason. That reason being that they were full of shit. Science is just now taking a closer look at these centuries-old school practices, and they're finding out that ...

Where Did “Hispanics” Come From? by Claude S. Fischer PhD, Mar 29, 2014, at 09:00 am One may well wonder where the term “Hispanic,” and for that matter, “Latino,” came from. The press and pundits are all abuzz about the Hispanic vote, Hispanic organizations, and Hispanic cultural influences. Back in the mid-twentieth century, however, they wrote about Mexicans or Puerto Ricans or Guatemalans, not about Hispanics.

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Gifted Students Deserve More Opportunities BARACK OBAMA and Mitt Romney both attended elite private high schools. Both are undeniably smart and well educated and owe much of their success to the strong foundation laid by excellent schools. Every motivated, high-potential young American deserves a similar opportunity. But the majority of very smart kids lack the wherewithal to enroll in rigorous private schools. They depend on public education to prepare them for life. School attendance and absence - UK You must make sure your child gets a full-time education that meets their needs (eg if they have special educational needs). You can send your child to school or educate them yourself. Children must get an education between the school term after their 5th birthday and the last Friday in June in the school year they turn 16.

50 fun call-and-response ideas to get students’ attention Call-and-response is a time-tested technique for getting attention, not just in classrooms but in the military, in churches, at sports events, and in traditional cultures in various parts of the world. Instead of repeating yourself, train students to respond to a fun or inspiring statement! Here are some tips for creating your own call-and-response: Clap or snap in patterns and have students repeat the patterns back. Current Work « NCEE NCEE has returned to its original goal of analyzing the world economic and educational scene to identify the best course for American education policy and present its proposals for change in the education system to the American public. Specifically, it decided to follow up on the work of the first Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce by creating another, the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, to examine the workings of the current global economy and their implications for education and training in the United States. That Commission released its report, Tough Choices or Tough Times, that called for a fundamental restructuring of how America educates its people. It features an innovative set of policy proposals designed to yield a system that would boost students to unprecedented levels of learning while creating a structure to give them the best teachers and schools the country can offer.

-Finnish children don't start school until they are 7.-Compared with other systems, they rarely take exams or do homework until they are well into their teens.The children are not measured at all for the first six years of their education.-There is only one mandatory standardized test in Finland, taken when children are 16.-All children, clever or not, are taught in the same classrooms. -Finland spends around 30 percent less per student than the United States. -30 percent of children receive extra help during their first nine years of school. -66 percent of students go to college. The highest rate in Europe. -The difference between weakest and strongest students is the smallest in the World. -Science classes are capped at 16 students so that they may perform practical experiments every class.-93 percent of Finns graduate from high school. (17.5 percent higher than the US.) -43 percent of Finnish high-school students go to vocational schools.-Elementary school students get 75 minu by adambadahdah Mar 5

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