The Finnish Education Insider course will give you a comprehensive look at Finland's high-performing school system. It's designed for curious educators and parents who want to study and borrow inspiring ideas from Finnish schools.
This self-paced online course is taught by Tim Walker, M.Ed. Tim is a U.S. teacher and the author of the best-selling book Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms. The course draws upon Tim's first-hand teaching experiences, sit-down interviews with Finnish educators, and many filmed visits to Finland's schools.
This spring, Tim piloted the initial version of the Finnish Education Course with a group of 50 students. Sign up now to gain immediate access to the course.
"Tim Walker is one of the most thoughtful educators I've ever encountered."
-Rick Wormeli, author of Fair Isn't Always Equal
The course answers many of the top questions Tim Walker has received over the years, including:
-How do you explain the success of the Finnish school system?
-Which teaching practices can we implement in our classrooms?
-What's the homework situation like in Finland?
-How can I view the core curriculum at each grade level?
- 24+ video lessons, including Tim's presentations, footage from school visits, and sit-down interviews with Finnish educators
- Lifetime access to the course
Membership to the Finnish Education Insider Facebook group
About Your Instructor
Tim Walker, M.Ed., is a U.S. elementary school and the best-selling author of Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms and the co-author of In Teachers We Trust: The Finnish Way to World-Class Schools.
Since moving to Finland with his family in 2013, Tim has written and spoken extensively about his experiences in Finnish schools. In 2019, Tim launched his own Finnish startup, Teachlands, to offer online courses to curious educators and parents around the world.
How can I access the Finnish Education Insider (FEI) course?
The course can be accessed via Teachable's website immediately when you enroll. (iOs users can use the Teachable app to access the course.)
When does the course start and end?
The Finnish Education Insider course is self-paced. So, there's no start or end date!
How long can I access the FEI course?
All students get lifetime access to the Finnish Education Insider (i.e. for as long as the course is available on Teachable's website).
When can I join the FEI Facebook group?
All students will be invited to the Facebook group when they sign up for the course. Sign up details will be published within the course.
I'm a homeschooling parent. Can this course benefit me?
Absolutely! This course is for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the Finnish school system. It contains practical teaching advice that would benefit all teachers, including homeschooling parents.
I'm very interested in Finnish education, but I'm not a teacher. I'm a school administrator/education professor. Can this course still benefit me?
Yes! The primary focus of this course is to give students a comprehensive look at Finland's school system. Anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of Finnish education would benefit from taking this course.
Do I need to buy anything else to get the most out of this course?
No, all necessary learning materials will be shared within the course. Different learning resources, including books, will be recommended to students, but they are completely optional.
Can I receive a certificate or course credit for completing the Finnish Education Insider?
We are exploring this possibility! Students will be notified if a certificate of completion or course credit can be provided.