Finland’s Formula for School Success (Education Everywhere Series) November 29, 2019 95 By Stanley Isaacs CategoryArticles BlogTagsclassroom education how-to videos Education reform education technology education tips education videos edutopia edutopia videos examples finland george lucas george lucas foundation global global learning How-to international international education k-12 learning OECD Pearson Foundation pisa Teaching teaching strategy teaching tips 95 Comments TheJamesrocket says: January 26, 2012 at 7:13 am Fabulous! Reply mitchlund1 says: February 8, 2012 at 4:42 pm I agree with early intervention. It helps children to cope with thier challenges early before they become a disability. Wish our school system in America would take this approach. Reply reptilia5 says: February 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm While doing my research in preparation to begin home educating my son I studied the educational system of Finland in depth and loved what I found out. Education of the whole child. My kudos to the people of Finnland for a wonderful system of education where the child comes first! Reply Nenebobo says: February 12, 2012 at 4:00 am In Africa we don't need Aids, Democracy, Human Right, Freedom, We need this. Reply Jacqueline Roberts says: February 13, 2012 at 6:35 am For thsoe fo you reading rewal-life issues, not everything taht goes on here on Earth is what I wodl dsay right. Reply Shelagh Wallace says: February 17, 2012 at 11:14 am @Ichibaz Reply ViewSub says: February 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm merja laine looks like laura linney Reply Silvius5000 says: February 20, 2012 at 10:03 pm PORTUGAL,,, learn with Finland. Reply modus_ponens says: February 21, 2012 at 7:39 pm I'm from Finnish school and I still think that school sucks. Reply DemoneaMedia says: March 7, 2012 at 10:10 am US School > Finnish School Reply blognewb says: March 18, 2012 at 3:52 pm @DemoneaMedia PISA tests prove otherwise. Finland is NUMBER ONE. Reply whatsgoingon07 says: March 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm Im from the US inner city public school system and I say WE NEED THIS NOW MORE THAN EVER!!! Reply whatsgoingon07 says: March 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm @DemoneaMedia thats not what the facts say Reply Danzy1138 says: May 28, 2012 at 3:19 am The UK educated system I really curse for being so bad. I've lived in Finland for 2 years and wish I stayed on there.. I really the educational system in Finland. Reply KwaiChangKaneFTW says: June 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm Finland's formula of success is to make schools easy. Students can skip classes, can hand in projects late (even months late) , have 3 chances to pass a final, they get guides with example questions AND answers and sometimes even team finals. They are even allowed to bring strippers to the university. (I can prove all of this if I'm given an email, or I can send part of it via private message) Reply stellabella841 says: July 2, 2012 at 7:29 pm Not even close. Finland is #1. US is #25. Get your facts straight. Reply Bruce Deitrick Price says: July 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm But in the USA every student gets A or B even if they don't know anything. They're promoted. If parents complain, the principal can say, "Look, your kid gets only As and Bs. What could be wrong?" Sad. And wrong. Reply Andrea Folco says: July 10, 2012 at 11:28 pm i love suomi end i love finnish language…but i'm from italy and the only different way to teach here is..the language….'cause in italy there are special teachers too and free food and the same stuff..!! Reply J says: August 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm bullying in schools is worldwide Reply J says: August 4, 2012 at 6:48 pm great to hear ppl like our system ;o im telling u if u want to inspire us with this system u need to start from ur school and get the word out Reply Winston Smith says: September 6, 2012 at 9:46 am Compulsory schooling merely gets in the way of growth and learning. Finland is merely doing less of the destructive thing everyone else does. Reply imstill notusingmyname says: September 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm You seem to think Compulsory education is a monster you just have to cope with. why? and what benefits your alternative solution would have over the regular one? not trying to troll, i just find your view slightly confusing. Reply Roman Star says: September 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm I live in Finland and it is very true that we can't wait till school starts every morning. We really enjoy to be in the classroom and they provide free education, food and even special teachers for those who are disable. It has perfect atmosphere. Reply Fonseca429 says: October 20, 2012 at 10:57 am Tell me more. Why do you like to be in classes? In Portugal, even when the teachers are good, many people dislike be in the classroom. I always thought that finnish education system has some mistery… Reply fullfist says: November 4, 2012 at 8:15 pm it took many centuries for Finland to arrive where it is . i have respect for them. the people forged in ice, no task for weaklings . Reply Radu Andrei says: November 27, 2012 at 11:42 am I think you`re confusing centuries with decades, because otherwise you just said the water is wet. Reply Super Coffee says: November 27, 2012 at 1:20 pm Paitsi meijän koulun Sakari. Se on mailman "laadukkain" YH ope :DD rasistisia kommentteja kaikkee ja mä sit väittelen sen kaa siellä kuinka väärässä se on XD Reply Jaakko says: December 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm The places look familiar. Is this from a school in the city of Kerava? Reply Sophia Forsskåhl says: December 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm The thing is, we do not apreciate what we have until we realise how good it is. I remeber not liking school when I was younger, but now that I have matured some I can see how lucky we are in Finland. Back then school meant you didn't have time to do ther things you enjoyed more, but really, compared to other countries, Finnish schools are kind of lax when it comes to how much work we acctualy do, but we still come out of it knowing more than most kids our age in other countries do. Reply Brian says: April 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm Problem is that some students refuse to be quiet and administrators don't always help the teacher fix the problem. Reply Brian says: April 7, 2013 at 10:58 pm Not sure what area you are in, but this is not true in mine. Reply Dimitry Zaytsev says: April 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm Not necessarily. Some nations will never see or need democracy. Education, however, is a necessity that can be enforced without intervention. Reply Old Sch00l says: April 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm HAHA this is o awesome! i found this video completely by accident and i see all my teachers in here and my school 😀 Reply psychobollox says: April 23, 2013 at 12:45 pm PISA tests are unreliable measures. Reply psychobollox says: April 23, 2013 at 12:50 pm I'm an educational psychologist. My area is the psychology of special education, including assessment and identification of difficulties, and planning to support the student who has them. I trained in the UK but live and act as a consultant in Finland. The way the Finnish education systenm 'works' is not impressive and has a long way to go to become what Finland wants the world to think it is. My own daughter's case was not handled like this, and hers was not the only one mishandled so badly. Reply TPVW says: April 23, 2013 at 6:01 pm Our teachers isnt only teachers, they are our friends too :p Reply Shailens22 says: April 24, 2013 at 4:36 pm I think the system is very different here in finland. Here, you go school 9 years without possibility to choose what to study. Well there are few things u can choose, but its very minimal. We also have to learn 3 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, wich is pain in the a** (especially swedish). And there is no chance u can buy yourself a place in university or anything, it's free, but u have to be well educated to get in one. Reply St Pauli says: April 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm the most important thing to educate a child is to make it fun.we all love to be happy and sometimes it's more like punishment to learn. Reply mauro martinelli says: July 20, 2013 at 6:53 pm Our society is plaugued by incompetent who studied in old school model. Reply mauro martinelli says: July 20, 2013 at 6:58 pm In my country children have these same problems at school. It seems so hard. This video is a little hope. Reply Riina V says: July 31, 2013 at 11:27 am Being educated in Finland really was a huge privilege. I spent long periods of school years in hospital due to health problems, and my school definitely made sure I would not fall behind. All the material was either faxed or e-mailed to the hospital where a teacher would help me. In a country where social exclusion is a real problem, this sort of policy really made a huge difference. Even when special education – not a term I prefer – was needed, it was not made out to be a huge, alien thing. Reply Alex Reid says: August 6, 2013 at 4:15 am Great ideas for success. Reply Nero TheDemon says: September 27, 2013 at 10:25 am Right Man Reply juon vetta says: October 13, 2013 at 10:14 pm it was a punishment but i skipped almost all my classes and now im lying on da couch thats cos we finns,not all are superior Reply Karl Gugulski says: October 27, 2013 at 12:10 am Finnish is a crazy language. Reply Tommi Turmiola says: November 30, 2013 at 10:40 am Just thought that i mention this: Today there was a news that on next Pisa -study Finland won't be in Top10 in math. Not sure if our schools have somehow failed or if it is just because others have improved. But i think this is quite natural process and proves that you must and can develop your schools. Reply ibrahim Halidu says: December 17, 2013 at 2:30 am nice Reply Keyvan Geula says: December 30, 2013 at 12:18 am In my exploration and conversation with experts in schools in US, similar processes is suggested as the best policies to address the challenges of special Education students, with early detection, customized and collaborative approach that will produce the best result. Reply Mary Helen Garza says: February 11, 2014 at 3:50 am We need this in USA Reply Pootin says: September 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm So if I get this right, this "special education" is not really a special education. It's just some extra help. We have that in my country as well, we don't call it a special education though. We have extra help for above average and below average students. And it's either before or after class. Those classified as special need kids get even more extra help in form of individual hours. Reply Quit Work Club says: October 4, 2014 at 5:53 am Awesome words of wisdom thank you for sharing! Reply Terence Dillard says: February 3, 2015 at 8:08 am Very appreciating.. This system should also be practiced in USA for better results. Reply Nyoman Sumantra says: February 4, 2016 at 3:29 am Thanks so much for putting the English text in the video because it is very helpful for us to understand all the detail of the video. I am really appreciate this part. Reply Alex Espinosa says: February 14, 2016 at 4:34 am Here in USA schools area about accountability! They need to get the "numbers " to get founds! In others words, students need to pass the standardized test. Not enough students passing in a school, school closedown. Reply RMBQ Establishment says: May 10, 2016 at 2:34 am the romans hive in school, no dr peppers in university. the hive is here to stay Reply Yska Arvihide says: June 25, 2016 at 6:42 am I am working towards my thesis on existential intelligence. Why? Because these cosmic smart qualities are needed if we need teachers to know "when to intervene". This cannot be taught in universities and schools if we do not have a place and space for these dialogues. Secular schools are mandating an existential deficiency amongst staff and students, producing a workforce that is starving of "wonderment" qualities. Reply Daniel S says: July 11, 2016 at 4:26 am In Canada special education is basically "easier work" rather than trying to teach them the skills required to be able to learn normally. Americans look at Canada is a paradise but we look at the Nordics in the same vein. Reply Sandra Nelson says: August 18, 2016 at 11:16 pm What a concept! Getting help to kids who need it, when they need it! Outrageous idea! Reply JustSomeone Here says: December 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm These people have beautiful features. Reply Eoin Cummins says: December 18, 2016 at 6:01 pm In summary: Early detection of needs and appropriate intervention. Reply DANKKrish says: January 4, 2017 at 11:20 am this can't work upper elementary Reply Wolfpack Q says: April 4, 2017 at 1:15 am I should move to Finland Reply fr. joe says: August 23, 2017 at 4:57 pm This is too much digging and interference in child's intimacy Reply ferhattje says: November 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm Finland here i come Reply Somebody Familiar says: November 27, 2017 at 4:59 pm I wish every country would have that! Reply LeeAnn Gorne says: December 14, 2017 at 8:56 pm As a school psychologist in the USA, I have sat in on what Finland calls "student welfare" meetings. In different states, districts or schools here they are called by fairly similar names and are conducted with similar participants (teachers, parents, psych, counselors, principal, special education consultants, etc.) and talk about similar issues (attention problems, behavior, learning disabilities, etc.) The difference I think that has Finlands education of special needs students in the top of the world ranking in comparison to the USA would be that all the suggested outcomes are actually funded! I could suggest remediation or pull-in classroom help, or special technology or any a number of things for a student, but nobody EVER had the money to fund anything. Talented special educators were worked to the brink trying to serve the amount of students that needed help, and special education funds were minimal, and guarded like gold, for only the most severe cases. It made the whole process a laughing stock, because a general classroom teacher would bring a students case to such a meeting knowing that there would be no funding for a reasonable accommodation or outcome for that student. Thats what I perceive the difference being. Reply Kelas Ramah says: December 18, 2017 at 2:13 pm https://youtu.be/1lj4xkvQS3YI will teach like Finland! 👍 Reply Harsh Vardhan says: December 30, 2017 at 5:24 am We need this system in INDIA too. Reply Joven Agustin says: January 5, 2018 at 8:24 pm UK needs this Reply sultan haider says: February 6, 2018 at 10:27 pm I really love the best educational system for the children because the best gift to children nothing expect education This because of best way teachs Reply Aleksander Kedra says: February 15, 2018 at 8:07 am High Five Finland! You are doing it really, really well. Reply Per Saukko says: February 27, 2018 at 4:16 am For starters. there are no private Schools. here, no matter rich or poor. you can get the same education. Reply Rutvik Pachkawade says: March 11, 2018 at 5:48 pm I hope that India will implement it. Reply Shahzad Shahzad says: March 17, 2018 at 6:07 pm Pakistan also need this system because here teachers treat a student like a "parrot" their is only cramming Reply ★_Vizualize_★ says: March 28, 2018 at 9:18 pm We need this here in the UK Reply Ansh Bhai says: April 13, 2018 at 6:31 am Can India do this 😢😢😢 Reply Navdeep Singh Chouhan says: May 1, 2018 at 2:53 pm We need this education system in india sooner Reply Sajad Ali says: May 2, 2018 at 4:13 pm We Pakistani/Indian or sub-continent's students are getting education in very disastrous situation. I really appreciate the education system in Finland, New Zealand and Canada. and i hope that system will prevail too in our society. Reply Lemòre Ly says: May 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm We need this in Philippines Reply VAIBHAV GARG says: May 15, 2018 at 3:01 pm The system is great. Reply violet says: June 12, 2018 at 1:34 pm This is too great Reply Sahil Gupta says: June 22, 2018 at 7:05 pm It makes me feel extremely sad and pitiful when I reflect on the education India has provided me, especially upto high school days. And to think that the same fate is being passed on to my younger brothers and sisters, gosh! Everything is done and aimed at just scoring marks in the huge number of standardised tests for which students need to appear. There is zero learning here. Reply hFlorence Kanorio says: July 16, 2018 at 7:28 pm We need this in Kenya Reply Jeena Thapa says: September 15, 2018 at 1:49 pm Nepalese lets strike for this system to be included in Nepal too Reply Jeena Thapa says: September 15, 2018 at 1:50 pm We need this system in Nepal tooo Reply Armi Shane Suicon says: December 4, 2018 at 7:10 am I hope we have the same here in Philippines like you have. Reply Damam Prasetyo says: January 1, 2019 at 12:16 pm We need Indonesian adopted study like finland Reply Reyhan Gunes says: January 19, 2019 at 6:54 am Economy, policies taken on education and the population has its roles on these. Every child has given equal quality of education. There is no public and state school difference. Schools are high quality and focused on development of the students, not compete them…… Reply Ezekiel James says: May 2, 2019 at 9:04 pm we need this in Antigua. Reply Tri Dinh Huu says: June 9, 2019 at 3:27 pm Dream school Reply faliha mahat says: July 2, 2019 at 8:23 pm I just loved it!!! We need this system in India as well. Early intervention is actually a great help for the children. It is rightly said that, early intervention helps the children to cope up with their challenges early before they become a disability😊. In our school we are working in large class system😔. Teacher/pupil ratio is 1:35 where we hardly get enough time to focus on children with challenges. Sometimes I regret myself for being unfair with those children due to shortage of time. I really wish my school would accept this approach and hire a special education teacher in coming years! 😊 Reply Aditya Chaudhary says: October 6, 2019 at 9:28 am In India…Teachers:Keep Quiet…..Sit down….Take out your book….Blah… Blah… Blah…Hey You… Don't talk otherwise I will punish you….… ….And totally NO learning… only memorising Reply Saurabh Shah says: October 22, 2019 at 6:01 am I hope Finland starts building schools in developing countries around the world. Reply avocado avocado says: October 30, 2019 at 7:27 am They have the same system in Hungary. From as early as nursery school. Reply Neryssa111 says: November 19, 2019 at 7:34 pm I wish I had this education during my elementary/primary school. I felt like a failure during my childhood for not being able to read, write, and do math at the level my peers were. I blame the education system and my parents for not identifying that I need assistance for the fundamental skills. Each side blamed the other for their responsibility when in reality it just affected me on whether I was even smart enough to go to school. As an adult I don’t want to see my younger family members have this struggle. The US doesn’t have this system so the best best thing is charter schools and home school. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.