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Great Biology Videos

One of the challenges of teaching biology is that many of the topics that we cover occur at the molecular level and are difficult for students to visualize. YouTube has made teaching these topics so much easier. I frequently include … Continue reading

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Maker Camp: Free Virtual Summer Camp for Teens

As a Dad, I’m always looking for new ways to engage my kids in play and making cool stuff.   I wanted to share an online event provided by Make magazine that starts today. (2pm EST)    This online event … Continue reading

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Teaching with purpose

There is a difference between a job and a vocation. A job is simply something you do to earn money. A vocation is something deeper. It is a calling. It is part of your identity and your sense of purpose.  … Continue reading

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5 Reasons To Think Carefully About Your Dreams and Design Your Career

I wanted to share a post I wrote to help motivate college students in designing their career as business leaders and paying attention to their dreams and passions.   I hope this post helps you as well. In the book … Continue reading

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Growing Young Scientists

Michael and I have two beautiful little boys, ages 2 and 4. With a software engineer for a dad, and a biologist for a mom they are destined to be total geeks. Right now hey are rambunctious little bear cubs, … Continue reading

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3 Strategies to Break the Cycle of Poverty for Students and Families

In Paul Tough’s book “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character”, he underscores the widening gap between the haves and the have-nots.  How should our educational system reach parents and students who are trying to break … Continue reading

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Life is Beautiful

Now that it is summer time I have the opportunity to sit back and reflect on my courses and how I can make them better. I teach an introductory biology course for non-majors at a small state college (equivalent to … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson’s Top Three Focus Areas for Teaching

Like all parents, Sarah and I desire to have our little ones thrive.   We want them to learn how to make good decisions since all outcomes of life are the results of choices. We hope that our children learn to … Continue reading

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How to Build Your Mobile App using HTML

Are you looking for an easy way to get started building mobile apps?   In this post, I would like to introduce you to a tool called JQuery Mobile that empowers you to craft mobile applications using HTML and a … Continue reading

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What Makes a Great Teacher? An Article for Educators

It’s my great pleasure to introduce you to our friend Elizabeth Rosenthal. Sarah and I became friends with Elizabeth through our college church at University of Central Florida.   As an experienced art teacher, Elizabeth has a great passion for helping elementary school students to … Continue reading

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