07/01/2014 02:24 pm ET Updated Jul 01, 2014

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

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Like a zombie, Sami -- one of my fifth graders -- lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I believed him. An angry red rash was starting to form on his forehead.

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