I admit it. I’m a sucker for a Monty Python reference. When one pops up in my aggregator, I’ll click on it with no clue as to where it will lead.
However, the link to Ewen’s post about a series of articles in the Times Educational Supplement Scotland on the educational system in Finland was well worth the trip.
While I’m sure there’s much more than meets the eye, their success seems to boil down to a high degree of trust for the students combined with high expectations for their learning.
As opposed to our general lack of trust for kids and lowest-common-denominator approach in the US.