「Finalnd and Me.」
January 20th is my birthday, so I'll look back on my Finland life last year. Last birthday, I was in Finland. This is first my birthday to spend in foreign. I could spend in my favorite place, Iisalmi. I met importance people there. This picture is my birthday present from teacher in Kaupiis Heikki school which I worked last yesr.
This is photoes with dog after dog sledding.
On this blog, I want to say''Kiitos for people in iisalmi''
Because, people in Iisalmi has made me what I am today. I have been supprted a lot of things by people in Iisalmi. I can't thank you enough.Today I want to tell more about me,for instance, why I go top Finland or how do I met Iisalmi and so on.
1. How do I met Finalnd,Iisalmi?
2. What changed me after staying in Finland?
3. What do I want to do from now?
How do I met Finland,Iisalmi?
I met Finland through education in Finland. I met Finnish education on lesson at university 4 years ago.I was shocked to hear about education in Finland. There is no homework, exam, cram school, entrance exam and so on. I can’t believe how they achieve such as high score on PASA exam without them.I can’t image that. The most impressive thing for me is that all kids can access high quality of education regardless of where they was born and their parents’s salary.
This is movie that introdube Finnish education.
In Japan, we have also many good thing for education, but depends on family situation, some kids can't get enough opportunity to take education.
This is video which introduce Japanese school.
School Lunch in Japan - It's Not Just About Eating!
After I decided to study in Finland in 2016, I prepared for studying in Finland for 2 years, for instance, apply for scholarship and work and save money and so on.and finally I could study in finalnd last year. This is how I met Finland, but how can meet Iisalmi?
I asked Japan's agent to find school and they find Kauppis heikki school in Iisalmi. Firstly, I asked agent to find normaalin koulu, but they could't find it, so I started studying at Kauppis heikki school. Now I appreciated for agent and Kauppis Heikki school which accepted me.
For 6 months, I learned many things in iisalmi and I decided to tell more students what I learned there.
What changed between before going to Finland and after that?
After I stayed in Finland, my value for things has been changing.
1）value for education
In Finland, I met new idea for education which I have never thought in Japan. Of course there are same idea as Japan. After staying there, I learned important way of thinking as teacher and noticed good point of education in Japan as well. Especially, I sympathized with the principle of school in Finland, for instance, students center education, school culture to trust each other, and teaching suitable for each kids. Now I work as English teacher and teach kids in long run and respect a kid as a human.
2）value for own life
Before I stayed in Finland, I have never thought about own life deeply. I always busy for working, studying and hanging with friends in Japan. Actually, I didn't think about own life alone before that. Because if I have free time in Japan, I always make a plan into spare time, but in Finland, people make a spare time intentionally in sauna and forest.
Now, I make a free time to think own life, for instance I take a sauna once a week in Japan and came to face my life.
3）value for studying
In Japan, I have studied only for exam or report, I have never studied for own life or own target for education. But in Finland people study even after graduated university. After coming back to Japan, I started to study for own life, my target or interest in spare time. I noticed that studying is fun in Finland. Now, I can say studying is fun to make life better.
What do I want to do from now?
I wonder if I should be a teacher as soon as possible or parallel carrier.
❶ elementary school teacher (in the near future)
I have wanted to be elementary school teacher for over 10 years. I make efforts to achieve the goal. From 2019, I'm thinking I start to work at elementary school teacher in Kagoshima (my hometown), but I can’t pass the final interview exam.
I prepared for the interview exam for 5 years, but I can’t pass that. Firstly, I lost my confidence as teacher and thought for taking exam in other city, not my hometown. And after I got result, I thought other option as next career.
❷ parallel carrier (next year)
・ Japanese teacher in Finland
・ *Global teacher program in Finland,Iisalmi
→ * I take students who wants to be a teacher to school in Iisalmi and interact with teacher and students or exchange idea about education, I really love this program. I already have done twice and will do Feb,2019 as well. Thank you for cooporating.
・ Free school in Okinoerabu island（This island is one of my hometown）
・ Online support for students who can’t go to to school.
My mission in life is that I’ll be and grow teacher who can make all students living in future happiness and I also continue to grow toward the target.
Before I came to Finland, I’m thinking I want to change Japanese education better alone, but after I stayed in Finland, I want to make it better together.
I love Iisalmi which I learned many things and encounter many nice people. If I could connect my important friends and important people in Iisalmi, I would feel happy. Forthermore, if more students who wants to be a teacher could see school in Iisalmi, teacher who have a wide perspective for education inceases in Japan and they make more students happy. I want to support teacher’s growth as well and I want students in Iisami to have a oppotunity to interact with Japanene people and experience Japanese culture.
Through we'll continue to this relationship, I want make students and teacher in Iisalmi and Japan happy.I want to be a bridge between Japan and Finland,Iisalmi.
If I didn't stay in Iisalmi, I couldn't encounter this idea. Peopel in Iisalmi made me what I am today. I appreciated for all people who hang with me in Finalnd.
PS. What is Finland for me?
I appreciated for Finnish people, especially people in Iisalmi. Every time, they warmly welcome to me and my friend. I feel happiness when I could take my important friend to my lovely school in Iisalmi. I love to connect between important people for me. I hopely this relationship could continue to be forever, see you on February again!!!