Biology

Suzanne Thuecks

Lab Instructor in Biology and BIO111/112 Lab Coordinator

 

Washington College Phi Beta Kappa chapter President for 2019-2020

My professional interests include teaching writing in the science classroom, curricular design, and instructional coaching.

I am the faculty advisor for the Dance Club, and I teach ballet technique classes for the club.

Education

Master of Arts in Teaching, Science Education, University of Iowa, 2004

Bachelor of Arts, Lawrence University, 2002, majors in interdisciplinary science (Biology/Chemistry) and French, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Research

Conference Presentations:

October 2016, Regional Association for Biology Laboratory Education major workshop. The Write Stuff: A stations-based activity to teach scientific reading, writing, and revision.

June 2017, National Association for Biology Laboratory Education major workshop. The Write Stuff: A stations-based activity to teach scientific reading, writing, and revision.

June 2018, National Association for Biology Laboratory Education mini workshop. A Hard Day’s Write: Teaching writing in the lab with a minimum of pain and suffering.

June 2019, National Association for Biology Laboratory Education major workshop. Do the Write Thing: Eight mini-activities to refine students’ writing.

 

Publications:

Thuecks SE. 2018. The Write Stuff: A stations-based activity to teach scientific reading, writing, and revision. Article 18 in:
McMahon K, editor. Tested studies for laboratory teaching. Volume 39. Proceedings of the 39th Conference of the Association
for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).

http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-39/?art=18

Thuecks SE. 2019. A Hard Day’s Write: Teaching writing in the lab with a minimum of pain and suffering. Article 53 In: McMahon K, editor. Tested studies for laboratory teaching. Volume 40. Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE).

http://www.ableweb.org/volumes/vol-40/?art=53 
Teaching

BIO 111/112 Lab, Fall 2015-present

BIO100 80/81: Forensic Biology, Spring 2019-present

Professional Experience

11 years of previous experience as a classroom teacher and teacher mentor in grades 8-12, the last year of which included instructional coaching.