Google for Education

Compared to their counterparts in the United States and beyond, Finnish students start school later in life, go home earlier each day, and do less homework. So what makes their education system one of the finest in the world? It all comes down to one simple but powerful concept : trust.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video
• We have less homework
• Shorter school days
• Kids don’t start school until they are seven
• How do we do it?
• Trusting teachers
• Trusting schools and municipalities
• Teachers are independent
• If you want to build trust you have to give space and freedom
• It’s an ongoing discussion
• Every teacher writes a curriculum
• A common vision
• Parents, principals and teachers work together
• Students take more responsibility of their learning
• To plan, to set goals, to evaluate
• Students should be in the centre of learning
• Teachers should facilitate and activate student
• The relationship between the teacher and student


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