Posts Tagged: Finland

BustED Pencils Trending News: Hold the Rigor and Pass the Play.

So called “kindergarten readiness” has transformed American early childhood education into  a disaster zone where “rigor” and “academics” rule the day. Why? Because as a nation we’re delusional at best and intentional at worst.  Delusional because we actually think that “rigor” prepares the mushy minds of toddlers for academic success at some future—yet to be… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Less; Squashed; Ass Backwards

“Less school, (way) more play” 5 Reasons Finland Has More Effective Schools Than The U.S.   Freedom and creativity in the classroom squashed by drilling and excessive state Standards testing. Burnt out: teachers overwhelmed and resigning   If this isn’t ass backwards… IEPs Must Be Aligned to Grade-Level Standards, Says New Federal Guidance… Read more »