My interest in biology originated from high school classes with brilliant biology teachers. I had three awesome biologists who taught ecology, zoology, and cell biology. I made my decision to pursue biology in high school. Teachers can have a huge impact on students' career decisions. I was grateful for my teachers.
I have had several aha moments but the most memorable and most dear to me occurred when I started teaching different biology courses, from cell biology through genetics, zoology and ecology, and I could see how all of biology was connected and life operated through the same biological principles. It did not matter whether the organism was a virus, bacteria, or an elephant - life was organized around the same basic principles. That realization was pure BEAUTY!
I like to involve students in their learning and engage them so that they become interested in learning. There is really no teaching going on in a classroom, only transfer of information or knowledge in small comprehensible bits of information that students can understand. It is the students who do all the learning. I like to involve and motivate students and make students take responsibility for their own learning.
Be organized with your class assignments, read the assigned book chapters ahead of lecture, and enjoy the journey of learning.
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