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Equity and life-long learning in focus
Reblogged from  http://www.insideclassrooms.com/14/post/2013/10/no-child-left-behind-relative-equity-in-finnish-schools.html No child left behind: (Relative) equity in Finnish schools Equity, support and life-long learning are important parts of Finnish edu...
Reblogged from http://www.insideclassrooms.com/14/post/2013/10/no-child-left-behind-relative-equity-in-finnish-schools.html No child left behind: (Relative) equity in Finnish schools Equity, support and life-long learning ar...
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Fostering (not forcing) learning is very simple. There are some other qualities in my mind I decided to name as:

CAFÉ

Communicate. Have a dialogue with your students, the most effective communication is reciprocal and includes negotiations of meaning.

Acknowledge their competence, and help to add into it. Validate their knowledge and understanding.

Feedback early and often. Provide feedback about the process (think of mapping the ground that lies ahead them, it is easier to steer clear when you know where the pitfalls are).

Encourage and empower. Support their choices. Point out other possible directions (make sure not to choose for students).

And just like coffee, or life in general, also education is best when you enjoy it – not shoved down your throat.

More about student-centered learning at

http://notesfromnina.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/how-to-grow-learners/
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Basic philosophy gives direction to instruction. What do we want for our students?
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 We can change the future world by choosing to provide meaningful learning experiences for our students. 
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This is actually my blog post from last month, I just forgot to put it into blogger. Please let me know what you think! :)
Good teachers have strong organizational skills. Good teachers have solid decision-making skills. Good teachers get important things done. Exceptional teachers do all of the above–and more. Sure, they care about their school...
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Learners/students have three types of needs: tangible, affective and cognitive. Intentional interactions help us teachers to address these needs more effectively.
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Finnish teacher living in the US
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Passionate about good quality learning and teaching. Teacher trainer mentoring and coaching teachers to thrive in their profession, specializing in pedagogy and student centered learning and teaching.
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Kotka - Aanekoski - Saltillo - Port Angeles