It's time to get to know our teachers a little better, so we have asked them a few questions. Next up is the Swedish teacher and Academic Coordinator Carolina Svensson!
What did you do before starting at IES? After getting my teaching degree, I moved to Spain where I worked at, among other things, the Swedish school in Fuengirola and two other bilingual schools in Seville. A few years later I moved back to Stockholm and first worked at a municipal school, then I started at IES Älvsjö in 2018. Last summer (2022), my family and I moved to Skåne and I was of course overjoyed to be able to continue working at IES, but now in Trelleborg.
What's the best thing about your job? The best thing about my job is being able to inspire students to new knowledge. I want the students to want to be at school, and to have a passion for learning.
What do you think IES Trelleborg is good at? We are good at seeing each student, listening to each student and supporting each student according to their needs.
Do you have any pets? I don't have any pets, but my children want a rabbit, so we'll see if there will be a rabbit or not in the future.
Tell something about yourself not many people know. I'm afraid to ride an elevator.
What was your favourite subject in school? Physical education and health (PE) and Spanish.
Do you have any dreams for the future? To live a peaceful and happy life with my family.
How do you get the students interested in learning new things? If you show commitment and interest in what you teach, it is usually reflected in the students. As a teacher, it is also important to use different working methods to be able to meet all the students’ needs and satisfy their curiosity.
What's your best memory with your year 1 students? What happened? Probably when we held our winter show for the parents. Some of the students were really nervous. It was an intense day, but once we got started the students showed great cooperation, courage and commitment. They put on an amazing show!