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3rd International Seminar in Malta

We often say that we have the best job in the world. This was again the case, when we visited Malta last week to train teachers and launch LessonApp Premium there. The devoted, talented and passionate Maltese educators we met during our trip are the source of inspiration for our

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Learning Scoop goes Latin America

Learning Scoop is happy to start collaboration with SISU Educación & Bienestar in Bolivia, Latin America. The first online courses are taking place yesterday and today covering themes “How to keep the student´s interest at class” and “Teaching and learning methodologies to develop the kids´ potential in class.” Our wonderful experts Johanna Järvinen-Taubert and Satu Herrala are

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Simultaneous teaching

Working as a teacher can be a lonely job. Even though you have colleagues: you have common coffee breaks with them, plan your lessons together, have dialogues and even assess together outside the classroom — nevertheless, a teacher is alone in classroom. One class, and only one teacher. If we

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Time to Thank You

Here in Northern Hemisphere we are having Winter Solictice today marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. It means that Christmas and end of year is just around the corner. It was our pleasure to host wonderful teachers, principals and education

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Once upon a time in Thailand…

When it is pitch dark in Finland, it is lovely to travel to the sunnier side of the world. Our experts had an opportunity to train teachers and faculty staff of Didyasarin International Preparatory School in Bangkok, Thailand few weeks ago. It was wonderful to meet our study tour participants

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STEAM in Education – A hot topic globally

STEAM, which means Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics is a rising star if we are talking about trends in education. BETT Show held in London every January, the largest event in the world in learning technology, is typically full of STEAM related material and boots. In a certain STEAM

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The Scoop on Finland

It is our pure delight to share this fantastic blog done by two Principal Study Tour participants during last week´s study tour.  The aim was to explore the aspects of school administration including pedagogical leadership and a learner-centered approach, school finance and human resources, collaboration with stakeholders, counseling and student welfare

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Teachers look in-depth at Finnish education system

Our customers know it best! “Collaboration instead of competition” and “learning is for life” were recurrent themes mentioned during a week-long study tour in Tampere, Finland. The Finns do not believe in teaching for a test. How to follow student´s natural path of development? For example this kind of findings

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SPARK Ignites Finland

Finland. As a word, and as a nation, it has become synonymous with innovative education and non-traditional teaching practice. What better place to visit when designing a blended learning high school model? SPARK Schools is a growing network of affordable schools in South Africa with a vision to lead global

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Survey reveals teachers’ challenges and suggestions

Last month Team Learning Scoop had a great chance to participate International Edu Conference in Malta.  While being in Malta our experts Johanna Järvinen-Taubert and Kaisa Tuomarla conducted an online survey about challenges facing teachers in their daily work. This great article is written by Mr. Kenneth Vella, Headmaster of Mater

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Non scholae sed vitae

All learning starts from the students. As teachers, it’s necessary for us to know how to maximize learning in school. For that we need the knowledge of different learning styles, teaching methods and learning environments. Studies show that students learn better when they enjoy their time at school. Friendly, trustful

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Full STEAM ahead!

As You may know Finnish teacher education produces two different kind of teachers for the basic education. Subject teachers mostly work at lower secondary schools teaching students aged 13-16 year old and class teachers who teach at primary schools where students are 7-12 years old. Both have Master´s degree and

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Study Tours – connecting people

Study Tour offers a clear picture of Finnish school system, curriculum and teaching methods in real action. I’ve found three terms to describe this experience; professional, organized and honest. Professionality appears in the way these tours are held. All the trainers and hosts are clearly highly educated and well prepared.

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