Evidence-based teaching.

Teaching practices should be based on evidence rather than tradition or one’s own experience. In the lab we critically examine instructor and student practices that maximize learning for all students. Examples include using group work, self-regulated learning strategies, mixed-methods of assessment, and scientist role models in biology classrooms.

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Cissy attended the Evolution meeting in Cleveland, Ohio this week to participate on a panel focused on incorporating research into teaching (and got to catch up with some of her favorite evolutionary biologists!).

^Several years ago in a massive lecture hall at UMN that seats 700 students!

Cissy visited the Department of Biology Teaching & Learning last week at the University of Minnesota to discuss recent research from the lab. It was so wonderful sharing ideas and catching up with the department!