I just finished watching a brief documentary filmmaker Michael Moore did comparing our American public school system with Finland’s system.
Before watching this video, I was not at all familiar with Finland’s educational system. As I watched the video I kept hearing myself say, “That’s right! Yes! That makes sense!”
Before coming home to teach my own children I was an instructional coach helping administrations, teachers, parents and students nationwide. I learned about the wonderful parts within our educational system and I also experienced the ugly parts. One of the reasons why my husband and I started homeschooling in the first place was because we did not want the school system’s ugly parts to taint our children.
In addition to that, we really wanted to develop within our children both a passion and an ability to be lifelong learners. Their individuality, creativity, interests and happiness are important to us.
When I watched the video I was so encouraged that the same values that are important to me, are important to the people of Finland. It helped me to make sure that I seek to continue to hold true to those values as I prepare to embark on yet another homeschooling year.
If you have not watched this documentary yet I strongly suggest you do. It will inspire you– no matter if your children are homeschooled or not!
And then after you watch it — share it and talk about it!! After you watch it let me know what you think in the comment section below.
Until Next Time,
Stay Encouraged & Be Blessed!
I was so encouraged