Tag Archives: STEM in ELT

6 Effective Practices for Teaching STEM to MLLs

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

Teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math; for simplicity, I’ll use STEM in this article) to multilingual learners (MLLs) can be very challenging because STEM vocabularies can be very complex for even the native … Continue reading

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STEM and ELT: What I Learned From My TESOL 2022 Participants

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

The TESOL 2022 Convention in Pittsburgh was absolutely outstanding! The sessions, presenters, and keynotes provided a plethora of information, strategies, and insights into many aspects of language development, diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges and successes for English learners (ELs). But … Continue reading

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STEM and ELD: 2 Great Strategies for Building Vocabulary in STEM

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

Vocabulary remains a major factor in English learners (ELs) learning grade-level content.  Here, I share two strategies that will pave the way for your ELs to use their previous knowledge to acquire their second language content. Learning logs are a … Continue reading

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Successfully Implement Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning for ELs

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

All kids are curious, no matter where they are born or what language they speak. Curiosity—the desire to understand and explain how the world works—drives the questions that we ask and the investigations that we conduct. But how do we … Continue reading

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STEM and ELT: How to Build Background and Prior Knowledge in STEM

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

Happy New Year! May 2022 bring you health, joy, and peace. Sir Isaac Newton said it best: “If I have seen further, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” I like to interpret this as meaning he gives credit … Continue reading

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STEM and ELT: 4 Science Strategies

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

This post covers the final four strategies in my STEM and ELT series. The strategies I discuss here, including the four strategies from Part 1 of this series and the seven science reading strategies from my November Blog, are intended for immediate use … Continue reading

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STEM and ELT: 9 Strategies to Help ELs Learn Science (Part 1)

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

I am very excited about the topics for the next two months because I will be focusing on strategies that all teachers can use to help English learners (ELs) be successful contributors in the science classroom no matter their level … Continue reading

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3 Strategies to Support EL Language Development in the STEM Classroom

Darlyne de Haan
Darlyne de Haan

I am sure that at some point in time you have heard or read something along the lines of “We are all literacy teachers when it comes to teaching English learners, regardless of the content area we teach.” Or that … Continue reading

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