Time to move to Finland.

Instead, the Finns are teaching phenomena—such as the European Union, which encompasses learning languages, history, politics, and geography. No more of an hour of history followed by an hour of chemistry. The idea aims to eliminate one of the biggest gripes of students everywhere: “What is the point of learning this?” Now, each subject is anchored to the reason for learning it.

Wait a minute…

Learning is meaningful when there’s something at stake? If I care, it will matter more? What a foreign concept

To my sweet future leaders in Finland, let it be known that I am already attempting this progressive pedagogy (in a way) at The Putney School with our dynamic interdisciplinary freshmen curriculum, Humans in the Natural World. Hopefully me declaring this is good enough to stand in for a resume and a personal statement. I accept the position you’re bound to offer me as Professor of Various Phenomena.


Your Fellow Finn, ready for Adventure Time!

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