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Including All Kids: How Finland and HEI Schools Incorporate Diversity into the Classroom

Inclusion and special needs are becoming increasingly important in the educational field, especially during the last two years when many schools were required to shut down or implement remote teaching due to the ...

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Education

STEAM Education for Little Ones: It's child's play!

What is STEAM education? There's a lot of buzz about STEAM education, but what's it all about? STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics, and it has become increasingly buzz-worthy due to ...

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Education

Educating the Youngest Among Us: ECE for Ages 0 to 3 Years Old

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. ” Nelson Mandela said these wise words 25 years ago, and they still ring true today. The youngest children especially ...

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How to Implement the HEI Schools Toolkit in Your School

The Finnish approach to early childhood education is well-known for a reason! Its progressive pedagogy places the child’s needs and interests at the center with a focus on holistic growth and transversal competencies ...

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Education

Talking to Mentor Teachers: Liisa

At HEI Schools, we ensure that Finnish pedagogy is implemented in all of our local Learning Centers and Clubs by providing thorough introductory teacher training and management training to all local staff and by sending ...

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Education

Training the Best: How Finnish Teachers are Trained

In the late 1960s, Finland’s government decided to rebuild the country and economy by reforming education, and one of the main components they focused on was teacher training. The result was a rigorous teacher education ...

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Why Finnish Early Childhood Education is the Best in the World

For the past ten years, Finland’s education system has been praised as one of the best in the world. The most recent PISA scores in 2018, showed that Finnish students aged 15 years old were one of the top five in ...

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Education

Comparing Montessori & Finnish ECE: Daily School Life, Standardization & Development (Part 3)

  Welcome to our article series about how Finland's early education model compares to Montessori. In this series, we deliver a clear picture of how these two different approaches take shape in the classroom and which ...

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Comparing Montessori & Finnish ECE: Learning Philosophies & Environments (Part 2)

  Welcome to our article series about how Finland's early education model compares to Montessori. In this series, we deliver a clear picture of how these two different approaches take shape in the classroom and which ...

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