Nina's Notes

for Effective Teaching and Meaningful Learning

Welcome to Nina's Notes


Hi! Thanks for dropping by!

This website is a repository of ideas and perceptions of best practices in education collected during my teaching and learning experiences on two continents. I hope the insights to be helpful for teachers and professional development providers!

Teaching is such a wonderful profession, because we get to share a part of our students' journey of life. We are trusted with great responsibility, because our words may have a lifelong impact. All teachers I know want to positively affect the lives of the students they teach. However, being a teacher is not always easy.  Students' academic performance depends on many other factors in addition to what the teacher does. 

I help teachers to improve learning in their classroom and provide 3C tools to make learning and teaching more effective and enjoyable. These tools are compatible with all curricula and instructional design models, and they reflect the best practices outlined by American Psychological Association publication Top 20 Principles.

Click here to email Nina for any questions. And click here to find Nina's Notes about teaching and learning

I hope you enjoy!


Building learning-centered education is the most important quest for contemporary education!

3C-approach in Nina's Notes

Nina's Notes promotes student-centered  3C - teaching and learning based on  contemporary learning theories and Finnish pedagogy 

The learning theories used in 3-C model have been combined to meet the reality of 21st century learning needs. The cognitive approach combined with the constructive and cooperative practices enable meaningful and effective teaching and learning- in every classroom! 

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Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

~John Cotton Dana


Effective education presentation:

Click HERE to view it with speaker notes, or click the picture to view the slide show.