Biology

Suzanne Thuecks

Lab Instructor in Biology and BIO111/112 Lab Coordinator

 

Washington College Phi Beta Kappa chapter President for 2018-2019

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.

 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

Teaching

BIO 111/112 Lab, Fall 2015-present

Professional Experience

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