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Class teacher: The appreciation of teachers should be visible in everyday work

Class teacher Jussi Häikiö has worked in the field of education for the past 20+ years and recognises that, year after year, teaching has become more demanding. Jussi calls for more appreciation for teachers' work in everyday life, such as smaller group sizes and a salary level that corresponds to the demanding nature of the work.

25.02.2022 News
Dramatic shift: Six in ten Finnish teachers are now considering career change

OAJ’s survey published today reports that well over half of Finnish teachers have considered career change. The most common reasons for considering career change were the burden of work, increased workload and wage level. The President of OAJ demands that politicians and employers realise the gravity of the situation and solve the problems pushing teachers away from the sector.

28.09.2021 News
The President of Finland’s greeting to all the teachers and learners

The President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, sends his thank you to every young person, teacher and staff member of every school, ECEC centre and other educational institution in his video greeting.

05.06.2021 News
The principal directs, inspires and leads the work community in the right direction

As a teacher, Tuula Herkepeus, the principal of the Kivimaa school, saw how important a teacher is for a child's growth. Now, as a principal, Tuula is happy to have a committed and motivated work community around her. Everyday work is guided by courage, kindness, freedom and responsibility.

24.03.2021 News
A teacher encourages colleagues to be merciful – being genuinely present is more important than perfection

Reetta Nisonen teaches visual arts for students in both upper comprehensive school and upper secondary school. She also acts as an internship instructor for teacher students. She feels motivation plays a big role in the work of a teacher. She has a clear message for the teacher students concerned about the complexity of the work: the most important thing is not to be perfect but to be present as a human being to learners.

24.03.2021 News
OAJ has chosen all Finnish teachers as Education Influencers of the year 2020 – exceptional circumstances have emphasised professional skills

OAJ's Executive Board has awarded the the Education Influencer of the year award to all Finnish teachers. Olli Luukkainen, the President of the OAJ, announced the recipients of the recognition at the teaching and education sector event Educa that was held online this year.

23.03.2021 News
Susan Flocken explains what makes teachers' work so stressful – "Trade unions must take lead in improving teacher wellbeing"

Let's get on thing straight: a teacher’s job does not stop when the classes are over. Teaching entails a constant interaction with students, parents or carers, and psychosocial risks are widespread among the profession. Education trade unions are a powerful and democratic voice for teachers, so we must take the lead in improving teacher wellbeing, says Susan Flocken, European Director of ETUCE.

24.01.2020 News
Video: 18 Finnish teachers reveal their superpowers

Nordic’s leading teaching and education sector event Educa brings over 500 guests from abroad to follow the whole new international programme. OAJ published a video in which 18 Finnish teachers reveal their superpowers.

24.01.2020 News
What is hot this autumn in the Finnish education policy? Read an overview!

OAJ is an active influencer of education policy. Heljä Misukka, OAJ’s Director of Educational Policy, is currently attending The ETUCE Special Conference in Athens, Greece. Read up on the current issues of education policy in Finland.

26.11.2018 News
Co-operation with the home

Parents hold the primary responsibility for raising their children. In early childhood education, teachers act as the education partners of children’s parents and guardians, supporting them in the vital task of raising their child.

01.11.2018 Content page