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Maarit Rossi

- Paths to Math, Finland
Maarit Rossi was nominated for the Global Teacher Prize 2016 and she was chosen as one of the top ten best teachers in the world
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Maarit Rossi was nominated for the Global Teacher Prize 2016 and she was chosen as one of the top ten best teachers in the world

Do you have a favorite memory from your own formal education?

I'll tell you about a memory that ties into the present day.

I was asked in London recently about my teachers growing up. A particular teacher of mine came to mind - my religion teacher Rauno Heikkilä. He had very unorthodox methods that were modern in the 1960s.

I bring this up, because this Easter I recieved a letter from him and his wife saying that they are doing well and that they have been following my career. I almost teared up - the letter was so wonderful! Their message was: 'In Finland the mentality is that you always have to win or that Finland is a winning country, but Maarit, you are the winner in this.' It's a personal win that others can be happy about.

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