I am passionate about good quality education, and so I coach teachers to thrive in their profession. I got my M.Ed. degree and teaching credentials in Finland, then worked internationally, and am currently living in the U.S. In addition to consulting I also mentor teachers pursuing master’s degree in Western Governors University.
Working as pedagogical trainer is fun and I love to share the in-depth inside knowledge of world top-class educational system (Finland has continuously shown its success in OECD’s longitudinal research called PISA) http://www.ninacsmith.com. I have concrete teaching experience with elementary age students as well as teenagers and adults, in addition to my studies in education and psychology. These all are giving depth to my 3C-model of effective education, which is a framework for cognitive, constructive and cooperative learning and teaching http://notesfromnina.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/3cs-for-better-teaching-an.... 3Cs is a model any teacher can choose to use in any educational setting regardless the curriculum they are following.