2004 – Present The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, Kenya
Beyond Classroom walls, 2004-2010
· Worked with colleagues to facilitate curriculum development and to ensure that these documents were accurately reflected on our curriculum mapping site, Rubicon Atlas
· Participated in the development of the Aga Khan curricular strands (pluralism, cultures, ethics, global economics and governance)and facilitated the integration of these into the Academy’s programmes
· In collaboration with the colleagues actively participated in the preparation for the school’s PYP evaluation visit in April 2010
· Worked collaboratively specialist teachers in order to ensure transdisciplinary nature of learning
· Provided workshops for the parents and colleagues, which covered a range of areas: creating class wikis, concept driven inquiry, using web 2.0 tools in classrooms.
· Mentored new teachers on the development of their inquiry teaching and learning practices
· Worked with the colleagues to develop and facilitate the action plan in preparation for the authorisation visit from the IB as we worked toward becoming a PYP school
Grade Four Classroom Teacher, 2007-2010
· Effectively managed a Grade 4 classroom with students performing at various levels
· Developed and implemented the PYP units of inquiry at this grade level
· Mentor teacher to my new colleagues, assisting with planning and implementation of lessons in all academic areas as well as classroom management techniques
· Provided enrichment opportunities for the class while modifying programs for those students needing additional support, including our ESL students.
· Created a class website to facilitate interaction between parents, student and teacher. Website: http://firstname.lastname@example.org
· Created a class blog which actively encouraged students to reflect upon their learning. Blog link: http://kidblog.org/NainiSinghsClassBlog/
· Maintain a personal blog where I reflect on my experiences as a grade 4 PYP teacher. Blog link : http://naini-learningneverstops.blogspot.com/
Effectively moved closer towards making our class room a green, paperless environment.
· Created centres of learning, which ensured exciting and fun activities that kept the students engaged while they learned.
· Regularly updated parents on all happenings including daily homework assignments via email, wiki or blog.
· Created questionnaires for parents and students using Google docs for quick and efficient feedback
· Was a mentor for grade 6 students during the exhibition, organizing trips and facilitating interviews with expert architects and war veterans.
· Ran a mosaic club and a squash club, organizing trips and tournaments.
2004–2007 Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, Kenya
Grade Three Classroom Teacher
· Developed and implemented PYP units of inquiry for grade three.
· Effectively integrated technology (computers, Internet, video) into units of study
· Kept an open dialogue with parents regarding their child’s progress and addressed concerns as they presented themselves
· Worked collaboratively with colleagues and specialist teachers to develop units of study.
· Ran an origami and sketch club and had a mini exhibition of th.eir work
1999–2000 Rato Bangala Kathmandu, Nepal
Grade 3 Language Arts Teacher
· Developed and implemented scope and sequence for grade 3
· Built a great rapport with the parent and student community
· Participated in drama club and presented a show for the whole school
Grade 8 Language Arts Teacher
· Developed an intensive writing workshop for the class
· Continued to support the drama club and develop innate talent among the students