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From the Library Blog - The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020

By Linda Kruusmägi
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Louise Glück

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020 is awarded to an American poet, Louise Glück.

The motivation from the Swedish Academy reads:  “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal”. 

Books with poems by Louise Glück are on the way to the library and hopefully available for borrowing before autumn break.

More information about Louise Glück:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/louise-gluck

 

Welcome back!

By Linda Kruusmägi
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Ms Sang

A warm welcome to Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet (IEGS) for the 2020/2021 school year, to both our new and returning students. I hope that you have found your summer vacation to be both enjoyable and restful.  

Education around the world has changed during these past months. Some of our students have been home from school for a longer period of time, studying from a distance. Some of our students were able to maintain a regular school routine in school, and some of our students for whatever reasons, were unable to attend school or maintain their studies. Our goal for the new year ahead

Guide: How to not mess up an Interview with a Nobel laureate (or other important situations)!

By Linda Kruusmägi
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When Ms. Raja first asked me to write this blog post about my experience interviewing Nobel laureate Didier Queloz, I instinctively worried about one question: how can I make this interesting for others to read while still keeping it somewhat informational? Hence, like the title suggests, I decided that I will try my best to give you some practical tips on how to effectively handle a nerve-wracking, unfamiliar situation, such as interviewing a very important figure, while still sharing my personal take on the whole experience!

Let me start off by shortly introducing myself. My name is

Quality Teaching at IEGS

By Lydia Barsawme
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Teacher quality matters. In fact, it is one of the most important school-related factors influencing student achievement (Hattie, 2012; Hattie 2020). Since our inception in 1999, we have been recruiting teachers of the very highest calibre to IEGS. Our current staff of eighty are drawn from around the world including: Australia, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Sweden. These highly qualified teachers create stimulating inclusive learning environments with active teacher support. This means that all IEGS students are given the

Let's focus on the now

By Linda Kruusmägi
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Dr Rachel Heimeier

And just like that, the summer vacation has come to an end. Teachers and non-teaching staff have made their way back to school and I must say it has been wonderful to be together again in real life (IRL). Stories of “staycation” have been shared and I see that summer glow on rested faces, mixed with a sense of eagerness to return to working routines in school and with our students again IRL too.

Academic year 2020/21 will be different. IEGS has prepared for a return to school in line with the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s current recommendations. In our current twenty-first century lives

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