Finland’s school became the schools with the best results of the world, when they drastic reduce the hours of learning, more free time… Only 20 hours/week school, including lunch and less home work…
Less learning more fun… this was the revolutionary concept of Finland to rise up from place No. 29 to the best schools results in the world.
The attitude is what counts… What ever it takes. This is the motto of the teachers in Finland. If one child is dropping out of the learning standard, then it gets the support until it can follow up with the other children.
Finland, like all the other European countries have to face the problem that 50% of the children are immigrants and so can’t speak this difficult language Finish ( Mongolian language). The immigrant children are getting even private lesson in every subject until they can follow up. If we compare it with Germany for instance, that the Turkish children doesn’t get support, only the children from Poland, Russia and Japanese (they have their own schools) are getting full language support and can even study their language at school….
The next huge different from Finland to the rest of the world is, that they educate the children: how to learn effective with fun; to be relaxed; to build up a healthy character in order to live a happy life.
And for sure the playtime is for the Finland teacher as much important than the learning….
We should as grown up also adapt this model, that playtime is so important for everybody in order to relax. When I attended all these business/marketing seminars, then I recognize at the end, that I could not keep the learning in my mind, mainly all I forgot in less than 14 days. Even worse is, that most seminars are not giving out a printout or a download… and forcing us to a up sale.
Today I chose to learn only from Internet courses or books, because I have more from it, I need only to learn 2 hours/ day… Learning from the Internet or books is without tension, we can repeat it as often as we want… And for sure there is enough time to play/relax/enjoy ….
Play time means that we use our right side of the brain this means feelings, intuition, for instance playing, trying out new things, sport, dancing, sex and Rock’n Roll….