Category Archives: Learning-focused

How can we keep students engaged in science?

Recently, we struck up a conversation with a Northwestern undergraduate.  This young woman had been a top student in high school and had excelled in science. After a quarter of college science courses, though, she was discouraged.  She felt lost … Continue reading

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What does it mean to teach?

There’s an age-old question that people will sometimes debate:  “If a tree falls in the forest, but no one is around to hear it fall, did the tree make a sound?” A similar question could be posed about teaching:  “If … Continue reading

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