Tag Archives: ELL

A Learning Trajectory for Sensemaking in Science

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) offer teachers the opportunity to consider teaching science in a new way. We help students engage with, wonder about, and make sense of natural phenomena, which closely resembles how scientists perceive the world and … Continue reading

Posted in Next Generation Science Standards | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Making Science Accessible in Multilingual Classrooms

Please welcome guest blogger Karen N. Nemeth, writing about making science learning accessible in multilingual classrooms. Karen N. Nemeth, Ed.M. is an author, consultant and presenter focusing on improving early childhood education for children who are dual language learners.  She is … Continue reading

Posted in Early Years | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Science for all

There’s been a lot of activity in the social media sites about the relevance of professional development. Some of the best PD I had came from working informally with special education teachers. I had students with special needs in my … Continue reading

Posted in SciLinks | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Science for all

For the past few years, the March issue of The Science Teacher has been devoted to this theme. As our classrooms become more diverse, we need ideas and research to help us share our passion for science with all of … Continue reading

Posted in SciLinks | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Teaching science to ELLs

The United States has long been called a “melting pot,” a place where diverse people mixing and mingling. Learning the dominate language is a challenging part of the process, particularly when a student is trying to learn a new language … Continue reading

Posted in NSTA Reports | Tagged | Leave a comment

Science for all

My next-door neighbor is a lovely young woman, currently at the top of her junior class and gathering information on colleges. She’s interested in studying chemistry/chemical engineering (hooray!). I was reflecting on the opportunities she has that did not exist … Continue reading

Posted in SciLinks | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Science for all

Reading this issue’s articles on English Language Learners (ELLs) — Challenges and Solutions for ELLs and Making the Connection — brought back memories of many students in my classes, but especially of Philippe, who moved to my town from Haiti. … Continue reading

Posted in SciLinks | Tagged , , | Leave a comment