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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823158–161 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.158
Published: 01 March 2020
...' self-motivation and improve their learning outcomes. We encouraged submissions to peer-reviewed journals, supported by stepwise supervision on writing by the instructor, which led to possible publication of some student-written articles. We compared the results from two classes in 2015 and 2016...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 786463–470 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.6.463
Published: 01 August 2016
... concepts and science competencies to be prioritized as recommended by the “Vision and Change” reform initiative, and led to decreased lecture time in favor of greater lab and student-driven discussion time. In addition, this process allowed components of evidence-based reasoning and scientific process to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 743158–162 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.3.6
Published: 01 March 2012
... photosynthesis led to student-driven inquiry and learning. This case study illustrates what we argue is important in effective science teaching and learning: attending and responding to the substance of student thinking. We use it to articulate two reasons for attentive and responsive teaching: to help students...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 738485–492 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.8.11
Published: 01 October 2011
... was the presentation and discussion of results in follow-up classes. The teaching method developed for this study led to active classroom discussion via smartphone social-networking services. Besides detailing the "scan and learn" teaching method and process, the paper offers a quick checklist for...
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The thinking routines “CSI” and “Connect-Extend-Challenge” provide opportun...
Published: 01 May 2020
Figure 3. The thinking routines “CSI” and “Connect-Extend-Challenge” provide opportunities for students to make connections between experiences, texts, and previously acquired knowledge. The CSI routine led to an interdisciplinary discussion of how symbols, colors, and images shape societal Figure 3. The thinking routines “CSI” and “Connect-Extend-Challenge” provide opportunities for students to make connections between experiences, texts, and previously acquired knowledge. The CSI routine led to an interdisciplinary discussion of how symbols, colors, and images shape societal More
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825348–356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.348
Published: 01 May 2020
...Figure 3. The thinking routines “CSI” and “Connect-Extend-Challenge” provide opportunities for students to make connections between experiences, texts, and previously acquired knowledge. The CSI routine led to an interdisciplinary discussion of how symbols, colors, and images shape societal...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825333–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.333
Published: 01 May 2020
... phylogenies, which led to valuable classroom discussions to address these misconceptions. Students also found it exciting to use the online resources and real genetic data. The inclusion of these technologies elicited an appreciation for scientists who regularly analyze large-scale molecular data, and for the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825341–343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.341
Published: 01 May 2020
... of the final product. It is paramount to discuss the limitations of the eye model with students. One major shortcoming of the model is the absence of the cornea and aqueous humor. The cornea is an important structure that is responsible for most of the refraction of light into the eye. A watch...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825315–322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.315
Published: 01 May 2020
... experiments involving human embryos are well under way. But CRISPR is not limited to biomedical applications. It is also revolutionizing the food industry and many areas of biological research. It is imperative that science educators help prepare students for this compelling new era of biology. This article...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824201–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.201
Published: 01 April 2020
... discussions, exams, and periodic grading of the laboratory notebook. Students reported that the hands-on activities really helped them understand the material. Based on assessment of overall class performance, >90% of the BioResearch students showed mastery of the material related to the research...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823170–175 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.170
Published: 01 March 2020
... seafood ( Everstine et al., 2013 ; Bosco et al., 2018 ). In addition, the striking comparison of mislabeling rates in organic retailers (0%) and non-organic retailers (19%) led students to suggest that organic retailers also may use more accredited fishing companies or are held to more strict regulations...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823150–155 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.150
Published: 01 March 2020
... examples include a 3-D game-based curriculum to teach water quality concepts ( Barab et al., 2009 ), software to help students learn to use concept maps ( Novak, 2003 ) or understand evolution and natural selection ( Zembal-Saul et al., 2002 ), and an online assignment with in-class discussions to support...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823142–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.142
Published: 01 March 2020
... often can lead to more questions and further investigation. While working on the project, students also connect with peers, engage in discussion, and develop a sense of community. All are shown to increase a student's commitment to a career in science ( Light & Micari, 2013 ). One main...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82111–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.11
Published: 01 January 2020
... incorporated agricultural examples into her lectures. Meg also knew that not all of her students were farmers, which led her to purposefully choose other examples she thought would be widely familiar to all students. These included ripening of bananas from a grocery store, human development, and growth of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82143–48 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.43
Published: 01 January 2020
... solve problems and understand how authentic science is done. We outline how student interests drive the development and presentation of science fair projects and discuss each component of a science fair project to reflect the practices and nature of science and how we support students along the way. The...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82153–57 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.53
Published: 01 January 2020
... core disciplinary ideas. We believe that graduate student discussion groups can provide an opportunity to encourage and equip GTAs with pedagogical knowledge and skills to select and use cognitively demanding instructional tasks. In this article, we describe our planning and facilitation of one such...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819668–672 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.668
Published: 01 December 2019
... secondary biology teachers to elicit, interpret, and address students' misconceptions in a meaningful way. The activity provides a chance for students to discuss their nascent ideas about biology with their peers in a safe and nonthreatening environment. More importantly, the activity engages students in a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819618–624 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.618
Published: 01 December 2019
... discusses potential questions the students might receive from people attending the conference and best practices and strategies for presenting their research as a team. While attendance at a scientific conference is preferred, classroom poster presentations with the mentors acting as judges may be done as...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819638–643 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.638
Published: 01 December 2019
... celebrity-led fund-raising, options not open to those working with less famous organisms. In total, the goals, options, and budget are all unique approaches for undergraduates and thus require the instructor to implement careful time management. Table 3. Twenty example options provided to students in...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818570–576 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.570
Published: 01 October 2019
... will survive on a diet of oats. Its relatively low maintenance nature, inexpensive diet, and ability to communicate and move make it a great introduction to working with living organisms for high school biology students. The teacher then led a class discussion about what the students learned. (We...