Year 9 students compliment our Teachers and the Peace and Calm in National News

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On Sunday October 30th, three of our year 9 students commented to Svenska Dagbladet about the teachers and peace and calm at IES Skärholmen. 
If you would like to read the full article you can click on this link:

https://www.svd.se/lektionerna-ar-tystare-an-pa-min-forra-skola

Otherwise, here is the short version of the article.

Calmer environment and better teachers. The reasons for school choices differ. SvD asked students at a municipal and a private school about what they like about their school.

The teachers are the best

Ibrahim Alrashedi, year 9, International English School in Skärholmen:

How did you choose school?
- There's nothing special, in my previous school the teachers were bad. We searched around and found this school.

What is the best and worse things about your school?
- Det worst part is the school yard and the best part is the teachers who can actually teach. I have become a lot better since I started here and my grades have gone up a lot. It's important to me that I learn in school, my whole life I have learnt that school is important and it comes first.

What makes a good teacher?
- A good teacher  is someone I can understand, who can teach and who helps when needed. It's good when they know both English and Swedish. We have a few teachers who only know one of those languages.

The lessons are quiet

Hampus Bergholm, year 9, International English School in Skärholmen:

How did you choose school?
- My previous school was bad with many troublesome students, the school in general was pretty bad. So I switched to this school because it's better. It's less troublesome and it's bilingual too.
- The lessons are the best, they're quieter than in my last schoool. The worse part is the spaces we have, we don't have that much, and we don't have a very big school yard.

What important qualities makes a good school?
- Teachers, that teachers can understand you and you can ask teachers a lot and they can explain in several different ways.

All my teachers believe I can grow and reach my goals

Dyllan Chandraratne, year 9, International English School in Skärholmen:

Why did you start at this school?
- I go to this school because I learn a lot, and because I have better teachers (compared to my last school). All my teachers believe I can grow and reach my goals.

What are the best and worse things about your school?
- The best thing is the food and the worst is the schedule and that the teachers don't keep an eye on the younger students who misbehave.

What important qualities makes a good school?
- That teachers respect students and students respect teachers. But teachers need to be more responsible for the younger, less disruptive students.

What makes a good teacher?
- A teacher who plans the whole academic year. It's also good that teachers teach in a simple way, that they hand out homework and provide good advice.