When I asked a classroom full of Finnish 9th grade students how much homework they traditionally get every night earlier this month, they literally laughed at me. Around the world, there are rumors about the non-existence of homework in Finland, but I assumed this had been exaggerated, at least to some degree. The 9th grade students I was with had… Continue reading "Demystifying the Finnish Education System, Part I: No Tests or Homework?"
One of the first questions I receive when I mention to anyone that I will be moving to Finland for the next 9 months (and the question I asked myself when I made the decision to apply for a Fulbright scholarship) is: Why Finland? My work in various spaces of education (e.g. teaching, research, community organizing, etc.) has been focused primarily… Continue reading "Why Finland?"
For the inaugural interview, I interviewed a model educator who has a contagious love of education. She inspires others to be intentional with their work and to always approach teaching from a place of love. I was lucky to work with Viviana as a mentor last summer and am grateful for the work she is doing and continuing to inspire. Viviana… Continue reading "Interview with Educator and Teacher Mentor, Viviana Montoya-Hernandez Torres"