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Nicki Berry who has taught in the UK school system for 16 years and who is now currently teaching in Finland suggests that two other factors other than Masters-qualified teachers, pedagogical freedom and curriculum flexibility contribute to Finnish students high PISA scores. The two other significant success factors are:
- Finnish students are happy and relaxed – Finish students have the freedom and unsupervised playtime than they need to become adventurous, healthy, inquisitive learners because they do not live in a culture of anxiety like UK and American children.
- Finnish students are not left behind – Teachers are given the time and financial resources to help all Finnish students succeed.