Finding solutions and searching for the element – Interview with Maarit Korhonen

Maarit has a 30 year history in teaching in grades 1-6 in Turku, Espoo and Helsinki. A while back she got fed up with how everything was organised, so she started to change things. In her class the students don’t sit in front of school desks, but on couches, rocking chairs and where ever they … Continue reading Finding solutions and searching for the element – Interview with Maarit Korhonen

10 ways to open up the world of letters and words and books

As parents we are the main sources that create our childrens' vocabulary and language skills. Later on daycare, friends, tv etc. all contribute (or hinder which ever the case may be) do their part, but the beginning and base begins with us parents. I read an article this year (in Finnish) that stated that a … Continue reading 10 ways to open up the world of letters and words and books

Learning everything while sailing around the world – an interview with Tuomo and Riikka Meretniemi

I met Tuomo Meretniemi in 2015 as we both held a TEDx talk at the TEDxTurku event.  A link to his talk is here. He planned to sail around the world with his family for about 6 years. This in itself would have aroused my interest as that is also a dream of mine and … Continue reading Learning everything while sailing around the world – an interview with Tuomo and Riikka Meretniemi