Sunday, February 27, 2011

Finland Education System - Video

Why are schools in Finland so successful? They are obviously doing something right.

We're about to see a transformation of education in America. It won't happen over night, and we don't even know what it will look like yet. But it's beginning.

We've placed too much emphasis on teaching to the test and not enough on teachers and students. Provide them with tools, not tests. Give them a curriculum that fuels their imagination and prepares them to be successful in life, not just on a test.

And while we're at it, make it a little more fun. It just might engage them, instill in them a "want" to learn, and lower the dropout rate.