04:18: KATIE BANNON: I think it’s important to help a child understand something if they’re not getting it the first time by not just saying no to them, like, “That’s wrong.” We need to think of another way. I think you need to validate what they’re saying and show that what they’re saying is in some way meaningful and useful, what they’re doing, but then you have to push them a little bit further.
04:38: KATIE BANNON [in class]: Okay, so you guys are telling me a whole lot of details, which is awesome because you’re really retelling what happened, but now I want us to stop and focus on just what is that main idea.
04:50: KATIE BANNON: I stay away from yes or no questions, I stay away from one-word answers, I want questions that are gonna make them push their thinking. That’s something that takes practice is coming up with the questions that will get them on their own to think further about what they’ve already said, but I think that cutting it down right away and saying, “No, that’s not what we’re looking for,” you know, “You’re on the wrong track”, will just scare them and make them not want to try. I want kids to feel confident, and, even if it’s not the exact answer that we’re looking for that day, know that they can get themselves there.