Attempted Summer Productivity

It’s been a while since I’ve posted – so much has been going on! Here is an update on me and an intro to what my next couple posts will be about.

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The Elusive Functional Group Project

First, Updates! Yikes! Half the semester has flown by already! What have I been doing if not writing blog posts? A few things: Teaching, of course. The non-majors biology, turned Neuroscience and Society, course is going really well. We just finished talking about neurotransmitters, how drugs influence behavior and how drug policies in our country…

Happy Fall Semester, Everyone!!

I just wanted to wish everyone a great start to the school year. Over here at Susquehanna, we had convocation yesterday. The Bio dept thought it’d be nice to get a photo together… What a bunch of nerds…look how terrified I am. I think they’re the best 🙂

Summer Research Symposia

Hello again! As promised, I am writing about the poster presentations that my students gave following their summer of research. I’ll start off with saying that I am very proud of their work and commitment, and am even more psyched that they are excited and inspired to expand on their projects into the school year!!…

Starting a Research Program with Undergraduates

One of my tasks this summer was to get a research program up and running with undergraduate students. Let me give you some background before I begin on my plan of action… My position her at SU is as a Teaching Postdoc, meaning that according to my contract, my responsibilities end at the classroom. Fortunately, I have…

The Virtual Classroom (Part II) – Lab Reports

Hey ya’ll! It’s been a while… but I’m ready to chat a little more about that summer course: I talked about my 4-week Intensive Introduction to Neuroscience with virtual lab in my second blog post a couple weeks ago…it has since ended (it was only 4 weeks long). It’s been an experience. The Pros: students…

The Virtual Classroom (Part I)

So, I’ve just finished my first year of full-time teaching! It was great…I learned a lot (how to teach, how to deal with students, the material I was teaching…) and I’m looking forward to implementing those lessons into my courses next year. However, I’m in no way done challenging myself!..keep reading! Back in fall, when…

Welcome!

Welcome to Coffee & Culture – a blog about my experiments in teaching in the college classroom. I dedicate a lot of my time to thinking and talking about teaching, however I have not spent a lot of time writing anything down… So, I’ve decided to start writing about and sharing my ideas and experiments in teaching…