Welcome back to school! What a strange year we left behind. In uncertain times people are looking for information to help them understand the world we live in. The Internet and our devices have become even more important in our lives as they are our key to the outside world, not only searching for information and news but these days also replacing physical interaction with other people. The web is full of information and people who want you to listen to them and react to their opinion. It is certainly not the lack of information we are suffering from.
For example, it is very easy to be
I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year's holiday and are ready for a new semester. The hallways may be empty as we begin in 2021, but that learning buzz continues as I see both teachers and students engaged with online lessons as distance learning continues at IEGS.
For many, the new year brings much promise for new opportunities to learn, improve, be inspired, take risks and be open to change. The new year holiday is also a time when many people choose to make a New Year’s resolution. A recent study published in the American scientific journal PLOS ONE, on 9 December 2020
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
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
The coronavirus pandemic has shaken all our lives this Spring term. As this unique term draws to an end for our students, teachers and staff here at IEGS, I want to thank each and every one of you for a most memorable academic year of 2019/2020. I thank you for your commitment, dedication and hard work in all aspects of school life, as it is you that makes all the ideas in school, small or large, come to life and be a success. I have continued to be impressed by our students and teachers during the year, and especially during distance learning where both have adapted with their teachings and