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 based in Finland 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.

"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 daily schedule like at each level?

-How about the typical lesson structure?

-What's the homework situation like in Finland?

-How can I view the curriculum at each grade level?

-How do the Finns handle assessment and grading?

-How does special education work in Finland?

-How has the pandemic affected Finnish education?

-How can I land a job as an educator in Finland?


  • 24 video lessons, including Tim's presentations, footage from school visits, and sit-down interviews with Finnish educators

  • Digital learning guides, including "The Top Finnish Education Resources in 2021" and "The Quick Start Guide to Phenomenon-Based Learning"

  • Lifetime access to the course

  • Membership to the Finnish Education Insider Facebook group

The Finnish Education Insider is now available to 50 beta students!

A beta course is the initial version of a course. Beta students can take the Finnish Education Insider at a significant discount while helping Tim Walker to finalize the course content.

Enrollment is only available to 50 students! Registration ends whenever these spots are filled. The beta course begins on Monday, April 4, 2022 and ends on Monday, May 23, 2022.

Sign up now to reserve your spot!

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The Finnish Education Insider Beta Course [LIMITED DISCOUNT]

Enrollment for the beta course is limited to 50 students. These students receive more than 50% off the normal cost of registration. The enrollment period ends when 50 beta students sign up. The beta course begins on Monday, April 4, 2022.


The Finnish Education Insider Course

This is the normal registration fee for students who sign up after the beta course enrollment period. This revised course will be released in 2022.

About Your Instructor

Tim Walker, M.Ed., is a U.S. elementary school teacher in Finland 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.

Tim lives in Sipoo, Finland with his wife, Johanna, and their three children (4, 7, and 9 years old). He is currently on a sabbatical with his family in Reggio Emilia, Italy, where he is studying the Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches to education.


How can I access the Finnish Education Insider (FEI) beta 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 beta course start and end?

The Finnish Education Insider beta course is 8 weeks long. Three videos lessons will be published each week on Teachable, starting on Monday, April 4, 2022 and concluding on Monday, May 23, 2022.

How long can I access the FEI course?

All students, including beta students, get lifetime access to the Finnish Education Insider (i.e. for as long as the course is available on Teachable's website).

What is the minimum enrollment for the beta course?

There is no minimum enrollment. The beta course is capped at 50 students.

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.