Yet again I have exciting news to share with you! Fun Academy is partnering with the SEB Group in Brazil. You can find the official announcement here!
We are already working together and sharing our Fun Learning approach. Our Finnish trainers are working side by side with teachers in Brazil from the Escola Concept in Ribeirão Preto and Salvador. Together they are enjoying the Fun Learning opportunities presented to them.
Training teachers in Brazil
The teachers in Brazil who are training, are discussing and experiencing trust in the classroom and observation as a tool, Furthermore, they are learning how to redesign their classroom environments. Moreover, they are also learning how to use technology as a support for their pedagogy.
Local teachers in Brazil are giving us many wonderful comments, which is making me truly happy.
“Fun Academy Trainers listen and hear the teachers. Your trainers see the teachers individually and get them to trust you and want to share openly. You treat the teachers the way we want our students to be treated and heard. I am amazed by this Fun Learning training!” – Monica De Azevedo Nogueira, Director of the Escola Concept in Ribeirão Preto.
“We all feel energised! The delivery, Fun Learning in action, has been unexpected. I think we are all surprised by how much we gain that we can immediately implement into our work! We receive concrete tools and we really get to feel what it’s like when learning is fun!” – Nadja Nada Andrade, Director of the Escola Concept in Salvador.
Reading these comments, I cannot help but smile.
Training sessions are tiring but rewarding
We work on the Fun Learning mindset and philosophy, in connection with actual learning activities. Thus, we bring teachers together to work under a natural theme, with a holistic approach and concrete classroom examples. As a result, we always end up with new ideas, shared experiences and an inspired mind that is hungry for more.
The training sessions are tiring in a way that feels good. You feel engaged, energised and drained at the same time. Therefore, teachers want to continue sharing and learning with each other.
Our Master Trainer Saara Viteli shared her excitement with me.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to experience what must be the famous Brazilian flavour. I witnessed a passion for bonding and an openness to connect in such a short time! We entered directly into a deep level of reflection and pedagogical open discussion. This was due to the Brazilian and SEB culture where people are naturally comfortable working together at the peer level. I learned so much myself today!”
We understand that Finnish teachers are respected as professionals. Thus, they indeed have a lot they can offer and share. However, we are not trying to implement the Finnish model in Brazil. Instead we use our learning and experiences as a soundboard. The aim is to reflect upon it when co-creating the local model of the future education.
The Fun Learning approach is based on key Finnish education principles. Therefore, it reminds us to appreciation and respect different learning strategies, personalities and cultures. We also discuss how to integrate and develop life skills into everyday life, to support local curricular objectives.
This is a good start and the learning continues with the next steps in our cooperation. I feel that Fun Learning is in the hands of very competent and passionate teachers in Brazil . We are honored to work and learn together with SEB to create a better future through education.
Find out more about our Fun Learning approach and the brilliant partners who are collaborating with us.