Dara Khaalid

Out in Nature with Rudy Mancke

By Dara Khaalid

Rudy Mancke and production assistant Dara Khaalid Being able to work with Rudy Mancke was an experience I will never forget! His wealth of knowledge and confidence in front of the camera was something that amazed me every hour that I spent with him. As an aspiring journalist, I am always looking for ways to improve my craft, and being in Mr. Mancke’s presence taught me some invaluable lessons.

Finland Parental Involvement

By Dara Khaalid

tour of Kalliola SchooParent, Roope Kivekas, and a Kalliola school administratorexplain the differences in parent involvement at a Finnish school versus an American school. About Teach Like Finland South Carolina ETV partnered with the Riley Institute to delve deeper into an issue critical to South Carolina (and the nation), teacher shortage, SCETV and the Riley Institute visited Finland to explore a country that's having immense success in retaining teachers and student academic achievement to look into possible solutions for South Carolina. Twenty-three South Carolina education stakeholders visited Finland’s...

Finland School Curriculum

By Dara Khaalid

The principal and administrator of Kalliola School The Kalliola school’s principal and administrator explains a recent phenomenon-based lesson. The explanation speaks to the influence of modern design such as movable walls and open classroom spaces. These design consideration make the learning environment more conducive for implementing phenomenon-based lessons. About Teach Like Finland South Carolina ETV partnered with the Riley Institute to delve deeper into an issue critical to South Carolina (and the nation), teacher shortage, SCETV and the Riley Institute visited Finland to explore a country that's having immense success in retaining...

Student Rewards and Homework

By Dara Khaalid

Roope KivekasRoope Kivekas, parent of two Kalliola school students, discusses student rewards for good performance and explains what homework looks like in a Finland school. About Teach Like Finland South Carolina ETV partnered with the Riley Institute to delve deeper into an issue critical to South Carolina (and the nation), teacher shortage, SCETV and the Riley Institute visited Finland to explore a country that's having immense success in retaining teachers and student academic achievement to look into possible solutions for South Carolina. Twenty-three South Carolina education stakeholders visited...

Finnish Teacher and Student Engagement

By Dara Khaalid

Roope KivekasRoope Kivekas, parent of two Kalliola school students, discusses teacher and student engagement in the classroom. Additionally, he discusses how learning challenges are identified and the multitude of ways it can be addressed in a Finland school. About Teach Like Finland South Carolina ETV partnered with the Riley Institute to delve deeper into an issue critical to South Carolina (and the nation), teacher shortage, SCETV and the Riley Institute visited Finland to explore a country that's having immense success in retaining teachers and student academic achievement to look into possible...

Finnish Teacher Education Programs

By Dara Khaalid

Kati Mäkitalo, Oulu University College of Education DeanKati Mäkitalo, Oulu University College of Education Dean, discusses the curriculum of their teacher education program. The dean also touches on how difficult it is to gain acceptance in their teacher education programs. About Teach Like Finland South Carolina ETV partnered with the Riley Institute to delve deeper into an issue critical to South Carolina (and the nation), teacher shortage, SCETV and the Riley Institute visited Finland to explore a country that's having immense success in retaining teachers and student academic achievement to look into possible solutions for South Carolina...

Intersections Between Education and Government

By Dara Khaalid

 Alexander Stubb, Former Prime Minister of FinlandAlexander Stubb, Former Prime Minister of Finland, talks about the connection between the Finnish education system and their government. The value of education is engrained in their national ethos and he states that there is really no other profession that is respected in Finland as much as the teacher. About Teach Like Finland South Carolina ETV partnered with the Riley Institute to delve deeper into an issue critical to South Carolina (and the nation), teacher shortage, SCETV and the Riley Institute visited Finland to explore a country that's having immense success in retaining teachers and...

Finland and American School Comparisons

By Dara Khaalid

Taylor Elkins, Ouli University Global Education Master’s studentTaylor Elkins, a Global Education Master’s student at Oulu University, talks about the differences between teacher education programs in Finland and America. Her experience has led her to believe the essential difference can be found in Finland’s focus on the use of current research in the teacher education curriculum. About Teach Like Finland South Carolina ETV partnered with the Riley Institute to delve deeper into an issue critical to South Carolina (and the nation), teacher shortage, SCETV and the Riley Institute visited Finland to explore a country that's having immense success in...

User-Driven Design for Student Learning

By Dara Khaalid

Elise Tarvainem, Lahti University of Applied Sciences & ISKU Partnership ProfessorElise Tarvainem, Lahti University of Applied Sciences & ISKU Partnership Professor, describes the student union and its architectural features. She highlights the flexible workspaces, user-end design, and student voice and innovation. About Teach Like Finland South Carolina ETV partnered with the Riley Institute to delve deeper into an issue critical to South Carolina (and the nation), teacher shortage, SCETV and the Riley Institute visited Finland to explore a country that's having immense success in retaining teachers and student academic achievement to look into possible solutions for...

Finnish Daycare and Pre-School Services

By Dara Khaalid

Juhani Jarvi, Head of Daycare and Pre-School Services at OuluJuhani Jarvi, Head of Daycare and Pre-School Services at Oulu, elaborates on the universal accessibility of preschool. He explains that Oulu funds preschool via a variety of state, private and federal funding sources. About Teach Like Finland South Carolina ETV partnered with the Riley Institute to delve deeper into an issue critical to South Carolina (and the nation), teacher shortage, SCETV and the Riley Institute visited Finland to explore a country that's having immense success in retaining teachers and student academic achievement to look into possible solutions for South Carolina...

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