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The IXL Queen

Mrs. Krueger’s IXL Journey
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Mrs. Chantel Krueger is known for a lot of things, from being the junior high math teacher to being the mother of one of our other staff members, Mr. Mason Wiegmann. Either way, if there’s anything to know about Mrs. Kreuger, it’s that she is the IXL queen!

Last year, Mrs. Kreuger first started to use IXL for her math classes. When she first started to use IXL, it was a new program for her and was a challenge to use. She stated that it’s still challenging to use, and she is continuing to learn new techniques with the program. 

This year, Mrs. Kreuger has incorporated IXL into her curriculum. In the beginning of this year, she made it her commitment to use IXL every week, so she can also understand the program with her cadets. She noticed how each cadet starts at different levels of math, so she enforced different IXL lessons that go along with what she taught that week. “I want to use IXL to help build our students’ fundamentals skills in math, as well as help students with the feeling of pride in their personal achievements and learning.” 

Just because she does her IXL in class, she recommends that her students use IXL outside of school. She believes that it could help each student with their personal skills if they use the program outside of the classroom. 

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“My big goal for IXL in the classroom is to help my students with high school math classes and more. I want every student to succeed and feel confident/ready to pursue their education,” stated Mrs. Kreuger. Next year, she is most likely going to use this platform again. Like this year, she would not primarily use IXL for her lessons.

She stated that her favorite part of teaching is being able to go in the front of the classroom and teach. IXL is one of the tools she uses, so that way she can continue to teach for her students. IXL has gotten her to feel optimistic about the upcoming state tests. 

Following the state test scores, Mrs. Kruger has seen an improvement in the scores for both her 7th and 8th grade students. IXL recommends the 100 point scale. Currently, the 7th graders have 64/100 points and her 8th graders have 74/100 points (averaging the points within each grade). Basically, this shows that IXL has improved the students’ average close to the grade standards! 

In the end, we can all agree that Mrs. Kreuger is that IXL queen. She is one of the only teachers that enforces the program. She has a vision of success that her students can achieve at high levels. Also, she makes sure that her students can understand the lessons on IXL and works with them in the classroom together.

Mrs. Krueger stands at the front of her class to instruct her students on math.

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Amaya Brown, Reporter
Hi! My name is Cadet Amaya Brown and I'm in 10th grade. I am currently part of NHS, CAP, and Journalism. My vision for Journalism is making entertaining articles!
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