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News, 4/19/2017

American teacher gets lost and found in Finland

Photo: Lauri Launonen

“My relationship with Finland is probably similar to the relationship you have with your family members,” writes American teacher, author and education blogger Tim Walker in his book Lost in Finland (S&S, 2016). “You know all of their annoying habits and their hidden faults, but at the end of the day, you have deep affection for them.”

Walker, now living in the northeastern Finnish town of Kuopio, is in his fourth year in Finland, which does not seem like a particularly long time to those of us non-Finns who have spent several decades in the country. Yet he’s already on his second book: Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms is published in April 2017 by W.W. Norton in New York.

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Updated 4/19/2017

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