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About kristylundstrom

I currently work as Head at Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium in Djursholm. I am a student of learning. I am interested to see where it happens, when it happens, and how it happens. I am also a math and computer science teacher. I have lived in Belgium and in the USA. I really appreciate my multi-cultural environment - I believe it adds dynamics to our school.

Rapport: Ledarskap i en digitaliserad skola

Originally posted on Hannas skolblogg:
Med hjälp av stipendium från Margareta och Ingemar Ingemarssons stiftelse har vi bedrivit ett projekt för att undersöka hur lärarens roll som ledare kan komma att förändras i och med skolans utökade digitalisering. Arbetet har…

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When student work is recognized outside of school, it becomes more real

Students excel in many different ways.  Music students show their talents in concerts, athletes show their skills on the playing fields and entrepreneurial students win their competitions for the best company.  And, while it is true that our top academic … Continue reading

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Grow Trees Grow … Graduation 2017

A day filled with photos, memories, smiles, tears, stories, speeches and song … it was truly a day to remember! Songs at lunch … Kristy’s speech: The day has finally arrived … your graduation day.  All of your hard work … Continue reading

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Remembering “Studentbalen 2017”

A lovely evening had by all …  led by toastmasters, Melker and Sara, the class of 2017 celebrated in style at their prom last Monday. Endearing and heartfelt speeches, fun and entertaining videos, as well as some well-deserved awards, and, of … Continue reading

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Sometimes, the most powerful learning takes place outside the classroom and in the connection between people

Sometimes I observe the most powerful learning in the most unexpected place.  A couple of weeks ago, I visited some students doing field work at another school.  What I expected to see was far exceeded by what I came to … Continue reading

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Remembering Culture Café 2017 / Kulturkafé 2017

Thanks to all of our Music and Art profile students who “stole the show” during our Culture Café 2017 … Watching the concert: and listening . . . Then, we were able to walk through the exciting art show: The whole … Continue reading

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What it is like to be an entrepreneur … one student investigates

(Guest blogger:  Cedric Bratt) On Tuesday the 23d of May, I visited an event called SIME next. SIME next is the largest IT-event for youths in northern Europe and it is great! Now the event wasn’t only about IT; it was … Continue reading

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How to use time in the best way? #droptheschedule

At our school, May is a crazy, chaotic month.   Students and teachers have worked for 10 months learning new skills, developing abilities and growing knowledge in each course.  With one month left, we are all trying to focus on … Continue reading

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Learning in the great outdoors!

Biology 1 students leave the classroom to learn more . . . Continue reading

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Variation in the “how” and authentic tasks are key to student motivation

As a school leader, I think a lot about what motivates the students at my school. Of course, our work is greatly informed by current educational research on this topic. Yet, I am left to ponder how does this scientific … Continue reading

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