Katherine White

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Recent Reviews by Katherine

Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:53 PM
5 Strategy Makeover
I really enjoyed this article. I am familiar with the KWL and have used that several times, but I have never heard of the THC chart. I love how the THC chart expands on the KWL chart. I think that it is a great way to really get students to think scientifically. After reading the article, I can fully see how when using the THC chart, it allows for the teacher to be able to integrate cross-curricular activities into the classroom.

Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:52 PM
4 Safety and Liability
This article makes me understand how as teachers we need to be 100% prepared. It is vital that educators not only plan, but they are educated on the codes and liabilities. Learning should be fun, but safety is and should be our number one concern. This article is definitely a great reminder that we have an obligation to not only our students, but our school board as well.

Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:51 PM
5 The Art (and Science) of Asking Questions
This article is specific on the importance of asking questions. Each section in the article focuses on how to integrate more science thinking in the classroom, and how specific questions asked can potentially open classrooms up to scientific thinking. In order to do so, it is vital that a teacher asks open-ended questions, because that will start classrooms discussions, which will generation more questions. The article stressed that as a teacher you want to ask your children to show, rather than to say. In doing so, that caused the students to not just remember when they learned, but they are able to think, do and apply it. The article goes on to say that when asking questions, which can be a great way to assess your student’s knowledge. Lastly, when you ask your students questions that require them to actually reason, they will have a greater chance of understanding. This was a great article that was very informative.

Recent Public Collections by Katherine

Lesson Plan Collections_White_Katherine

6 Resources

Lesson plan collections that can also be used in conjunction to my 5E Lesson Plan.

Assessing Students’ Ideas About Plants
Type: Journal Article

Plants on Display
Type: Journal Article