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Nina Smith

Finnish twist in meaningful learning and effective teaching.

I am passionate about good quality education, and so I mentor and 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.

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. My concrete teaching experience in addition to studies in education and psychology are giving depth to my 3C-model of effective education, which is a framework for cognitive, constructive and cooperative learning and teaching http://www.ninacsmith.com/3CLearning/tabid/528/Default.aspx . 3Cs is a model any teacher can choose to use in any educational setting regardless the curriculum they are following.

Areas of Interest: 
Meaningful Learning,
Emotional Support,
Instructional Support

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