Shmouni Danha



Recent Posts by Shmouni

Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:25 AM in Teaching Science to ELLs- Challenges
Thank you, Adaliz. Since this post I have started leaving feedback on my ELL assignments, and started breaking down words for everyone in the class so as not to directly single out any student(s).

Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:09 PM in Teaching Science to ELLs- Challenges
I have read many articles about teaching science to ELLs (since I am not currently teaching) and was wondering if a year in your science class is enough to make an impact or an educational leap for ELLs. Can a science teacher alone effectively grow an ELL in science without an aide in the class or any other specialists? I feel that with the demanding curriculum, a science teacher cannot grow an EL...

Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:50 PM in Performance Based Assessment Thoughts
In Gupta's "Assessments as Learning," Performance Based Assessments (PBA) were introduced, which I have not had any experience with (yet!). Has anyone included this type of learning into their science classrooms? Gupta says that it is easy to incorporate in chemistry, but I am interested in including it in biology classrooms. I am not currently teaching, but am looking for different approaches to ...