Events & Workshops
WESTFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY
TUESDAY FEB. 3, 2015
Scanlon Banquet Hall
Westfield, MA 01085
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
On October 2, we heard Pasi Sahlberg talk about what was possible.
On October 23, we talked about our concerns and what we saw as possible.
On November 20, we developed a list of action steps.
Come help change education.
Westfield State University hosted educator and scholar Pasi Sahlberg in October, 2014. Considered an expert on education reform Sahlberg talked about Finland's education system, considered one of the top in the world.
Sahlberg challenged us to think in new ways about the way schools are structured and about what's best for kids. He left us with three ways we can improve our schools:
Test less, learn more - Get rid of high-stakes testing and focus on learning.
Teacher Professionalism - Respect and trust teachers.
Time to Play - Give students a chance to explore, discover, and play.
Sahlberg’s best-selling book Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland? explores the evolution of educational policies in Finland and explains how the policies differ from those in the U.S. and other countries.