Early years[ edit ] Torvalds was born in HelsinkiFinland in
I expected to have great new ideas on how to teach my mathematics curriculum and I would revamp my lessons so that I could include more curriculum, more math and get students to think more, talk more and do more math.
There is a constant pressure to push our students to the next level to have them do bigger and better things.
The lessons have to be more exciting, more engaging and cover more content. We measure our worth with completed lists and we criminalize down time.
When I arrived in Finland I did not find big flashy innovative thought provoking math lessons. I did not find students who were better at mathematics or knew more math content. In fact the Jr. High and High school math classrooms have been rather typical of what I have experienced in Indiana.
And most of the struggles like students not remembering their basic math facts were the same. The instruction and classroom structure of a math classroom in Finland follows the basic formula that has been performed by math teachers for centuries: It is rare to see a math lesson that is measurably better than those found in my district and I have seen several that were actually far worse.
So, what is the difference?
The difference is not the instruction. Good teaching is good teaching and it can be found in both Finland and in the US. The same can be said for bad teaching. The difference is less tangible and more fundamental. They live by it. Their houses are not larger than what they need in which to comfortably live.
They do not buy or over consume. They live simply and humbly. The women wear less make-up. Instead of buying hundreds of cheap articles of clothing the Finns buy a few expensive items of high quality that will last for decades rather than months.
They truly believe and live by the mentality of less is more. We are obsessed with all things new, shiny and exciting and are constantly wanting to upgrade our lives. Out with the old in with the new!
We are constantly trying new methods, ideas and initiatives. We keep adding more and more to our plates without removing any of the past ideas.
Finland on the other hand believes less is more. This is exemplified in several ways for both teachers and students. Finland allows their children to be children, to learn through playing and exploring rather than sitting still locked up in a classroom.
The kids start school when they are actually developmentally ready to learn and focus. This first year is followed by only nine years of compulsory school. Everything after ninth grade is optional and at the age of 16 the students can choose from the following three tracks: This three year program prepares students for the Matriculation Test that determines their acceptance into University.
I think of this as a mixture of High School and College. This is a three year program that trains students for various careers as well as gives them the option to take the Matriculation test to then apply for University should they so choose.
No, not everyone has to go to University! What if we provided options for those who want to become successful and very profitable welders or electricians? What if we allowed them to train in and explore vocations they found fascinating and in which they were gifted?
What if we made these students feel valued and like they had a place in the education realm? The school day usually ends by 2:A master's thesis should contain a definition of the research questions, a review of the relevant literature, and theoretical, constructive or empirical parts developing answers to the research questions.
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