Dr. Katherine McKnight
Contributor & Education Speaker

With 20 years experience, Katie is a nationally recognized expert in adolescent literacy, inclusive classrooms, Common Core State Standards, and integrating technology in the 21st century classroom. Learn more about Dr. McKnight or book her for a teacher training.



Four Reasons to Use Twitter in the Classroom for Discussion
What if we could keep a seamless record of students’ ideas and thoughts about a classroom activity that actually enhanced and deepened the learning experience? There is a tool for this: Twitter...
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Common Core State Standards
As an educator for over twenty years, I’ve witnessed numerous initiatives to improve the quality of education.  With the introduction of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS),  I...
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Technology and Learning
In the 21st century, technology has changed the ways in which we communicate and go about our lives. Very few educators would disagree with the notion that technology has dramatically changed the...
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High School Reading
I am often asked about helping struggling and reluctant readers. They are tons of them out there in our classrooms.    According to NAEP data, over 60% of our students are not proficient...
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Literacy Education
As literacy educators, we know that school is very different than our experience as teenage students in the 1980s.   Try these tips to modernize your literacy education for modern students'...
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Graphic Organizers
Using many teaching modalities, especially visualization, has been linked to greater comprehension in learning and reading.   Graphic organizers are important and effective pedagogical tools for...
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Differentiated Instruction
It was almost 20 years ago that I attended a National Endowment for the Humanities program for teaching Shakespeare through performance as an inner city high school teacher. It was at this institute...
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Differentiating Textbooks
Literacy and education expert Dr. Katherine McKnight shares the reading proficiency challenges in schools and strategies for differentiating textbooks.
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Special Ed Apps
Since iPads are are relatively easy to use and don't have a significant demand on fine motor schools, they are becoming increasing popular for instruction of our students with special needs. ...
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Common Core State Standards
When I was a students, I pounded out papers on an electric typewriter.  When I started teaching, the web wasn’t an instant resource. I taught students about note cards and bibliography...
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