Meaningful Reflection

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Many Naikus (teachers) are familiar with the MindShift blog. If you’re not, get familiar with it. There are always great articles there to help teachers be better teachers.iconhead A recent article that caught my eye was “What Meaningful Reflection Student Work Can Do for Learning“, an excerpt from a book by Larissa Pahomov, an English and Journalism teacher in Philadelphia. In this article, Larissa describes three characteristics of meaningful reflection (Metacognitive, Applicable, and Shared) and how they improve student learning. Read More

Scholastic Instructor recommends BenchmarkNow!

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Scholastic Instructor selects BenchmarkNow! in a short list of recommended freebies for teachers. Entitled “High Marks” they highlight BenchmarkNow!’s ability to track student progress with ready-to-use assessments in math and reading. View the complete list here. Tweet

I am Naiku: Jacqueline Leiker

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Name: Jacqueline Leiker Where I Teach: Norway High School, Norway, MI How Long I’ve Taught: I have taught for twenty-two years. Within those years I have taught numerous courses including mathematics, computer technology, computer programming and business. I currently teach technology and digital citizenship to students who range from seniors at Norway High School all the way down to Early Kindergarten at Norway Elementary School. I also teach graduate courses and PD to teachers. Why I Feel Integrating Naiku is a Step Toward Revolutionizing Education: The addition of Naiku in … Read More

I am Naiku: Katharine Mulfinger

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My Name: Katharine Mulfinger Where I Teach: Bettendorf High School, Bettendorf, IA What I Teach: Teacher Librarian How Long I’ve Taught: This is my first year as teacher librarian. For the last six years, I taught 8th grade language arts. What I do as Teacher Librarian: Along with selecting materials for the library and promoting library services, the library is the go-to place for technology questions. I work with teachers and students, helping troubleshoot technology issues. Challenges I Face as a Teacher Librarian: We are a 1:1 iPad high school, and many of … Read More

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