Let’s talk about Finland: Lessons learned

In this post I am going to share some observations of my time in Finland in late 2016. For a thorough understanding of the Finnish education system I recommend that you read: Sahlberg, P. (2015). Finnish Lessons 2.0. New York: Teachers College Press 25 years ago, Finland’s education system was not considered to be anythingContinue reading “Let’s talk about Finland: Lessons learned”

More on the vexed topic of handwriting

“Whichever way we look, written language is not going away. It is just becoming more closely intertwined with the other modes” (Cope & Kalantzis, 2009, p.182) I think these researchers are telling us that writing in the past was all about print (ie words and sentences) but now often includes other modes  – for example,Continue reading “More on the vexed topic of handwriting”