I’m a high school physics teacher from Boston who is spending four months researching education in Finland on a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching grant. See the about me and Fulbright pages for background information.
On Sunday I arrived in Helsinki, exhausted from a sleepless overnight flight that was preceded by a hectic week that included midyear exams, conveying all of the necessary information to the teacher who replaced me, and shoveling mounds of record-breaking snow in Boston. I had an evening to unpack (or if I’m being honest, to start unpacking, as I haven’t yet finished . . . ) and then I attempted to get some rest before the Fulbright orientation began.