Category Archives: Teaching

Research in the classroom

Now that I am back from my internship at the Smithsonian, I have enjoyed getting back into some of my normal campus activities, including participating in workshops through the UC Davis Graduate Teaching Community. Last quarter, the theme of our weekly … Continue reading

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Beyond the research: science outreach in my community

For some reason the winter quarter always seems to rocket by. This year has been no exception, thanks in part to a shipment of some awesome fish for filming, continuing micro-CT projects,  and recruitment events in my graduate group. However, … Continue reading

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Flipping the classroom: making our classrooms more like labs

The UC Davis Graduate Teaching Community discussion series is in full swing again this quarter. Our topic:  students as partners in learning. This week I will be presenting a workshop focusing on a new and exciting trend among educators: flipping … Continue reading

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Using the grading process to improve teaching

Today I led a discussion focused on using assessment to improve teaching, a continuation of the Graduate Teaching Community seminar on effective grading that I talked about in my last post. For anyone following along, we used chapter 9 in Effective … Continue reading

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Assignment-centered teaching

I have been attending teaching workshops given by the graduate teaching community (GTC) at UC Davis for over a quarter now. Last quarter’s workshops focused on course design, which couldn’t have come at a better time as I was in the … Continue reading

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