Why The Simple Solution To Academic Success Might Be More Recess

The Huffington Post – Catherine Pearson “As schools look for more time to squeeze in math, reading and other academic subjects, a long-time cornerstone of elementary school life has taken a hit: recess. According to national estimates, first graders in...

Inside the schools fighting childhood obesity with fitness

The Guardian – Rebecca Ratcliffe “Tackling childhood obesity is a global priority, and in many countries schools are playing an increasing role in getting students active. But with a packed curriculum, exam pressures and limited resources, inventive...

Finnish schools no longer teaching subjects like maths and science

news.com.au- EMMA REYNOLDS “Finland is radically overhauling its schools, eliminating maths and science lessons.Nor will there be separate classes for literature, history, geography or any of the traditional core subjects.The new method of “phenomenon teaching”...

A Different Kind of Lesson from Finland

Education Next – Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Brandon L. Wright “Finland has been lauded for years as this planet’s grand K-12 education success story, deserving of study and emulation by other nations. The buzz began with its impressive Program for...

Finland Offers Lessons For Building Student, Teacher Agency

Education Next – Michael B. Horn “Rhonda Broussard is the founder and president of St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, a charter management organization. In 2014, she traveled to and explored the education systems of Finland and New Zealand as an...