If you've ever learned a language, you probably noticed that you got a handle on "how are you doing?" before "what does a steep slope on a velocity-time graph tell you?" Assessments are almost entirely the latter.
When else will students answer 35 questions in a class period and not only not complain about it, but get excited about it?
The idea for this blog struck me when I tried to google “ESL science resources”. This is what I teach–multiple science classes for students who speak English as a second (or third, or fourth) language. Of course, there were resources created and compiled by some amazing teachers. But there weren’t as many as you might think, and … Continue reading Introduction