95 thoughts on “Finland’s Formula for School Success (Education Everywhere Series)”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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)

  5. 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.

  6. 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..!!

  7. 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

  8. Compulsory schooling merely gets in the way of growth and learning. Finland is merely doing less of the destructive thing everyone else does.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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…

  12. 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
    .

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. Problem is that some students refuse to be quiet and administrators don't always help the teacher fix the problem.

  16. Not necessarily. Some nations will never see or need democracy. Education, however, is a necessity that can be enforced without intervention.

  17. HAHA this is o awesome! i found this video completely by accident and i see all my teachers in here and my school 😀

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. In my country children have these same problems at school. It seems so hard. This video is a little hope.

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. Pakistan also need this system because here teachers treat a student like a "parrot" their is only cramming

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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……

  37. 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! 😊

  38. 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

  39. 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.

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