TeachTech Blog (SOLS@ASU)

Our TeachTech blog is used for faculty development for the Arizona State University School of Life Sciences. We focus topics on practical tools and techniques for our courses, emphasizing active learning and online activities. We often include guest bloggers that bring in topics on Evidence Based Teaching for STEM related courses.

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Posts by TeachTech Blog (SOLS@ASU)

Dialogues on Inclusion: Discussing and reflecting on the complex issue of inclusion

Higher education today is filled with information about inclusive practices for our classrooms and schools that need to be discussed from multiple perspectives, and do […]

i + 1, Meet BARNGA

Early in the fall of 1992, in my first grad school course at Oklahoma State University I first heard of Stephen Krashen. His famous Theory […]

Frameworks for Evaluating Inclusive Teaching

Inclusive Teaching. The literature is clear: creating classroom spaces, virtual or in-person, where students feel like they belong is an important step to ensuring students […]

Is an Online Biology Degree Program More Accessible and Inclusive?

The opportunity to attend a university online is an attractive option for many students because of the flexibility in scheduling, the lack of commuting, and […]

Developing an Anti-racist Biology Curriculum

The Black Lives Matter movement and protests in Summer 2020 after the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade, have prompted […]

Ways to Create Mentorship Through Online Teaching

Picture in your mind the best teacher you ever had. Remember what they sounded like, how they decorated the classroom, or how they started a […]

Religious Cultural Competence in Evolution Education Could Address the Underrepresentation of People of Color in Evolutionary Biology

People of color are underrepresented in many STEM fields, and this underrepresentation is especially prevalent for Black individuals in evolutionary biology. Although there are many […]

Moving Towards Inclusive Assessment in STEM

How do you know if your assessments are inclusive? How can you reconsider your assessments to make them more inclusive? Last week, we learned from […]

Teach Talk: Let’s Not Confuse with the Words We Use

It might seem like a no-brainer, but creating inclusive courses requires putting in the time to examine the way we write and speak. After all, […]

How Can We Create More Inclusive Undergraduate Research Experiences for People Excluded Because of Their Ethnicity or Race (PEERs)?

It is well established that retaining PEERs in science is integral to addressing socioeconomic inequalities in the United States, ensuring that we include the best […]

What Have Been Challenges for Students of Color in SOLS Over the Past 6 Months?

The ASU RISE Center is hosting a series of events this term focused on racial justice to find ways in which the School of Life Sciences […]

Evolving Exams: Adapt Your Assessments for the Time of COVID

Given the challenges we are facing this semester in light of the pandemic, rethinking our exams is essential for the success of our students. Stress, […]

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