Race to the Finnish – by Mark Sparvell

A Scandinavian country is achieving great results in its schools by focusing not on competition but on co-operation, writes Mark Sparvell. The international benchmarking convention in Winnipeg, Canada, on March 2 bought together educators from countries whose students do well on international measures of achievement, such as the Program for International Student Achievement (PISA) and … Read more

The Importance of Early Music Musical Training

The Importance of Early Musical Training Oliver Sacks: And you’ll find that even a few minutes of five finger exercises will make functional changes in the brain, so the brain’s response to music in physiological terms is almost immediate although obviously it would take months or whatever to have anatomical changes. But a year of … Read more