Finding Similarities and Differences in Finnish and American Classrooms

Finnish classroom

Finnish classroom

Across many fronts, Finland is an international leader in education policy and student achievement. Selena Taylor, Kingsbury Middle School Math Teacher, recently returned from three months in Jyväskylä, Finland as a part of Kingsbury’s Annual Educational and Cultural Exchange Program with The Niilo Mäki Institute. During her time in Finland, Ms. Taylor visited the local schools to observe and learn from teachers, staff and specialists about Finland’s successful approach to teaching children with learning disabilities. Here are some of her observations: Continue reading