The Finland Phenomenon is getting a lot of press lately, and in part for good reason.

Finnish schools are consistently ranked in the top 3 internationally based on nearly any set of criteria, and their approach–at least outwardly–mirrors that of the United States, Canada, and other “globalized” nations.

While we’ll save the editorializing for another day, the following four videos on The Finland Phenomenon will provide you with a starting point for better understanding how things–again, outwardly–are done in Finland.