Andreea Gatman
Ambassador

Andreea Gatman

Vantaa, Finland

Coach, Teachers' Trainer

I am a teachers' coach & trainer. I have been training in Finnish schools & hosting European teachers since 2016. One of the first courses I facilitated was Best Practices Benchmarking, a model we developed and researched as a model for teachers' training.  I am a political scientist with a Master in European Studies & MBA in Public Governance. I am a certified coach ACSTH, team coach, specialized with Theory U from MIT for learning ecosystems. I had the inspiring work, trained and coached over 1500 teachers on different topics from integrated curriculum, global skills, coaching digitalisation, embodiment practices leadership in the classroom, school development, new learning ways etc. 

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I strongly believe in prototyping and upscale education innovation, building communities of learning. I dream of equal access to education, innovative education services to all, indifferent of status, location in the world, gender...

How can education support students to flourish?

Support them in learning critically, to develop integrative ( mind, body, and will), to offer the opportunity to learn and support community of learners, preparing for working in diverse contexts, support tapping in diversity to dissolve conflicts, prepare them to self express using multiliteracy competence, to create context in which they build the image of the one learning, building on strength

What role does innovation play in education change?

Innovation is continuous for 21st century education; it is not a moment of revolution but rather part of the "daily" process; in a world of "wicked problems", we challenge ourselves to think from different perspectives ( innovation) every day. We should cultivate a proactive culture in schools, when it works change it :) and not only make innovation place at the "table" make it the context.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

Qridi- assessment in which we develop human skills ( communication, feedforward, empathy, self-reflection); Student agent- teachers' learn from students, students develop job skills competencies, co-learn with teachers; School Lunch in Finland- as a learning & innovation new way & space for learning ( Design Thinking and Wellness, Wellbeing)

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

" Find you Pearl"- class teacher, teacher as an action researcher, developing this intangible in some ways method of waiting for the right moment in which each pupil in her class can shine and then she is there to show it and bring awareness and accelerate (immensely the learning). " City as Design" - one-week students learned in City Hall Design Week 2019.