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  1. Veronica Yan


  2. Science “Fails”: A Bank of Historical Examples for Learning From Failure in Science

    25 Oct 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Christina Makkar1, Maria Dasios*1, Nicole Laliberté1, Fiona Rawle1

    University of Toronto Mississauga

    Learning from failure is critically important to the processes of scientific inquiry, discovery, and invention. However, students are not routinely taught how to reflect on, learn from, and...


  3. Helping Students to Metacognitively Read Scientific Literature With Talking to the Text

    31 Aug 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Heather G. McGray†1, Ella Tour†2, Tin Ki Tsang†*3

    1. San Diego City College 2. University of California, San Diego 3. University of San Diego

    Reading primary scientific literature enhances students’ understanding of material, increases their self-efficacy, and critical thinking skills. However, scientific articles often present...


  4. Christina Schmidt


  5. A Classroom Intervention to Reduce Confirmation Bias

    03 Mar 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Elizabeth N. Hane*1, Evelyn Brister1

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    STEM students are often unable to recognize cognitive bias in their own disciplines, and simply describing cognitive bias to students has shown to be insufficient to improve critical thinking....


  6. Lateral Transfer Maps as a Metacognitive Tool in First Year STEM Courses

    29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Elizabeth N. Hane*1, Rita Margarida Quiñones de Magalhães1, Emilyn Nguyen1, Scott V. Franklin1

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    We introduce the Lateral Transfer Map (LTM), a tool for students to actively and visually explore the transfer of ideas, skills, and concepts across concurrent coursework. The LTM is an extension...


  7. Building student literacy and metacognition through reading science in the news

    29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Eleanor V.H. Vandegrift*1, Andrew J. Cavanagh2

    1. University of Oregon 2. Yale University and Educational Alliance

    Ensuring students' science literacy is essential for preparation for study in science disciplines and is of critical importance given contemporary challenges in determining the legitimacy and...


  8. Tying it All Together: An Activity to Help Students Connect Course Experiences to Posted Learning Outcomes

    29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By David M. Sovic*1, Stephen W. Chordas III1

    The Ohio State University

    Instructors of undergraduate courses in Biology and other Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines face an ongoing challenge to foster higher-order thinking and learning...


  9. Structuring Courses for Equity

    29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Austin D. Hocker1, Eleanor V.H. Vandegrift*1

    University of Oregon

    As instructors, we continually look for new ways to create equitable learning environments and support learning for all students in our courses. Recently, we have explored ways that we can increase...


  10. A Short Laboratory Module to Help Infuse Metacognition during an Introductory Course-based Research Experience

    28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Suzanne R. Lee*1, Caroline (Lina) L. Dahlberg1, Benjamin L. Wiggins2

    1. Western Washington University 2. University of Washington

    A core competency identified in Vision and Change for undergraduate biology students is the Ability to Apply the Process of Science. Here, we describe a three-week laboratory module for students in...


  11. Active Learning: Developing Self-Directed Learners Through Strong Intellectual Engagement

    27 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Youngeun Choi1, Susanne Jakob2, William J. Anderson2

    1. Georgetown University 2. Harvard University

    When they were students, many current science instructors learned through traditional lectures. This mode of passive knowledge transmission has been shown to be less effective for student learning...


  12. The Magic of Doctopus: A quick and easy way to deliver pre-named, pre-shared Google documents directly to your students’ Google drive

    20 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Robin Wright1, Abby Conover1, Rogene Schnell1

    University of Minnesota

    Cloud-based applications, such as Google Docs, enable authors to collaboratively write and edit documents, spreadsheets, and other products.  Such collaborations can provide powerful learning...


  13. Helping Students to Overcome STUMPS: Scientific terms undermined by meanings peripheral to science

    20 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kim Quillin

    Salisbury University

    Many terms and phrases that are ubiquitous in everyday use have very different meanings in science. As a result, biology students often hold prior conceptions that are difficult to change. In this...


  14. Lauren C. McCarthy

    I am an Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology at Pennsylvania State University - University Park campus.  I help teach lecture and coordinate labs for the large introductory biology course,...


  15. Sonia Laurie


  16. Case Analysis Sheet

    Collections | 18 Sep 2019 | Posted by Margaret Waterman


  17. Growth Mindset Prompt

    06 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Jennifer Prairie2

    1. QUBES; Radford University 2. University of San Diego

    Before giving an introduction to growth mindset, these prompts can be given to students so they can brainstorm activities they associate with long hours of practice (growth mindset) vs. natural...


  18. Introduction to Growth Mindset

    01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Heather McGray

    San Diego City College

    This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort


  19. Growth Mindset teacher notes_Highlander

    31 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Hannah Callender Highlander

    University of Portland

    Highlander's teaching notes


  20. Introduction to Growth Mindset - Teaching Notes

    28 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jayme Dyer

    Durham Technical Community College

    I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes.
This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability...