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Abstract

Not an abstract but instead paragraph one

“It’s been said many times before, on the Internet and elsewhere, that there’s no homework in Finland. Sorry to disappoint you, but that’s a popular myth.” (p.31). This enjoyable book arrived at my house some weeks after I returned home from participating in a book club and visiting three cities in Finland and a variety of schools with colleagues from various educational institutions. I have always likened joy with teaching, yet so much of what we hear about schooling in America is far from joyous. This book was written by an American teacher who relocated to Finland to teach after a few short years of teaching in America. It was timely and effectively written. In our very own visit we saw exactly what this author was sharing when he wrote about how he began to schedule brain breaks and hourly outdoor breaks which, he said was to ‘maximize learning.’

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