Education

Evolution education is improving, and ASCB helped

June 30, 2020
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In my experience, few things provoke as consistent a reaction from biologists as the observation that some 40% of Americans…

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Shifting your biology class online? These resources can help  

March 10, 2020
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Dear Office Hours, I just learned from my university that I should adapt my biology course, including labs, to a…

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Learning about Your Students’ Learning

September 6, 2019
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Dear Education Committee, I teach an intro course and an upper division developmental biology course, so my student populations are…

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Starting conversations with colleagues about evidence-based teaching

May 2, 2019
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Dear Education Committee, I’m a biologist and biology education researcher. I read journals like CBE–Life Sciences Education (LSE) to learn…

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Apply for active learning mentoring by April 30

April 8, 2019
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Apply for active learning mentoring by April 30 Could you use help in incorporating active learning into your lecture course?…

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Taking the Terror out of Random Call

September 11, 2017
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Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With…

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How to Know What Your Students Know before It's Too Late

May 10, 2017
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Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With…

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Helping Undergraduates Approach Research Articles

June 7, 2016
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Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With…

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Re: Biology Students Struggling with Math

June 7, 2016
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Re: Biology Students Struggling with Math Tired and Desperate, whose letter appeared in the March/April Office Hours with EdComm column,…

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Biology Students Struggling with Math

April 1, 2016
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Regardless of our current role in academe, education—for us and for our students—is central to our identity as scientists. With…

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