Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms

Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms Author Timothy D. Walker
ISBN-10 1324001259
ISBN-13 9781324001256
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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Easy to implement classroom lessons from the worlds premier educational system Finland shocked the world when its fifteen year olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment PISA a set of tests touted for evaluating critical thinking skills in math science and reading That was in 2001 but even today this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze How does Finnish educationwith short school days light homework loads and little standardized testingproduce students who match the PISA scores of high powered stressed out kids in Asia When Timothy D Walker started teaching fifth graders at a Helsinki public school he began a search for the secrets behind the successes of Finlands schools Walker wrote about several of those discoveries and his Atlantic articles on this subject became hot topics of conversation Here he gathers all he learned and reveals how any teacher can implement many of Finland s best practices Remarkably Finland is prioritizing the joy of learning in its newest core curricula and Walker carefully highlights specific strategies that support joyful K 12 classrooms and integrate seamlessly with educational standards in the United States From incorporating brain breaks to offering a peaceful learning environment this book pulls back the curtain on the joyful teaching practices of the world s most lauded school system His message is simple but profound these Finland inspired strategies can be used in the U S and other countries No educatoror parent of a school aged childwill want to miss out on the message of joy and change conveyed in this book

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Teach Like Finland

Teach Like Finland Author Timothy D. Walker
ISBN-10 1324001259
Release 2017-02-14
Pages 224