A HAPPY LESSONS17 SPECIAL
HAVE FINLAND FOUND THE SECRET TO SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS?
Finland is not a country most of us know much about, but maybe we should? It continually reaches the top of surveys measuring personal happiness, success and quality of life. More significantly it also reaches the top place for successful and happy children and operates the most successful and progressive education system in the world. I believe these facts are closely related and that our children are the roots of any society and need to be given the room to grow, socially and academically. Finland have got it right and are enjoying reaping the rewards of their child centered approach. Take a few minutes to watch this video and see what you think?
In the UK today we sadly read of increasing mental health problems in our young people and regrettably I believe our educational system is partly to blame. We put far too much pressure on very young children before they have developed the skills or resilience to deal with it. We need to nurture creativity, individuality and self esteem if we want our children to become happy and successful learners and in turn they will have the skills to create happy and successful societies.
Sorry, slight technical glitch I could not get the video to embed in this page so I have put a link into my Happy Lessons facebook page to view it.