Using Questions to Pique Curiosity on the First Day of Class

Using Questions to Pique Curiosity on the First Day of Class

If we think about our own education, there are teachers, classes, and topics we remember well, and others that we have completely forgotten. In "Teaching That Sticks,” Chip and Dan Heath try to identify what makes some teaching “sticky.” One of the keys, they argue, is curiosity. If students are curious, they become engaged in what they are learning, and tend to remember what they learned long after a class is over. In this talk, Jim Morris will share techniques he uses to pique student curiosity.

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If we think about our own education, there are teachers, classes, and topics we remember well, and others that we have completely forgotten. In "Teaching That Sticks,” Chip and Dan Heath try to identify what makes some teaching “sticky.” One of the keys, they argue, is curiosity. If students are curious, they become engaged in what they are learning, and tend to remember what they learned long after a class is over. In this talk, Jim Morris will share techniques he uses to pique student curiosity.

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Jim Morris

Jim Morris

Professor of Biology, Brandeis University

Jim Morris teaches a wide variety of courses for majors and non-majors, including introductory biology, evolution, genetics and genomics, epigenetics, comparative vertebrate anatomy, and a first-year seminar on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from Brandeis and Harvard. His research focuses on the rapidly growing field of epigenetics, making use of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism. He currently pursues this research with undergraduates in order to give them the opportunity to do genuine, laboratory-based research early in their scientific careers. Dr. Morris received a PhD in genetics from Harvard University and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University, and a National Academies Education Fellow and Mentor in the Life Sciences.

Jim Morris

Jim Morris

Professor of Biology, Brandeis University

Jim Morris teaches a wide variety of courses for majors and non-majors, including introductory biology, evolution, genetics and genomics, epigenetics, comparative vertebrate anatomy, and a first-year seminar on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from Brandeis and Harvard. His research focuses on the rapidly growing field of epigenetics, making use of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism. He currently pursues this research with undergraduates in order to give them the opportunity to do genuine, laboratory-based research early in their scientific careers. Dr. Morris received a PhD in genetics from Harvard University and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University, and a National Academies Education Fellow and Mentor in the Life Sciences.

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Jim Morris

Jim Morris

Professor of Biology, Brandeis University

Jim Morris teaches a wide variety of courses for majors and non-majors, including introductory biology, evolution, genetics and genomics, epigenetics, comparative vertebrate anatomy, and a first-year seminar on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from Brandeis and Harvard. His research focuses on the rapidly growing field of epigenetics, making use of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism. He currently pursues this research with undergraduates in order to give them the opportunity to do genuine, laboratory-based research early in their scientific careers. Dr. Morris received a PhD in genetics from Harvard University and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University, and a National Academies Education Fellow and Mentor in the Life Sciences.

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Jim Morris

Jim Morris

Professor of Biology, Brandeis University

Jim Morris teaches a wide variety of courses for majors and non-majors, including introductory biology, evolution, genetics and genomics, epigenetics, comparative vertebrate anatomy, and a first-year seminar on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. He is the recipient of numerous teaching awards from Brandeis and Harvard. His research focuses on the rapidly growing field of epigenetics, making use of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism. He currently pursues this research with undergraduates in order to give them the opportunity to do genuine, laboratory-based research early in their scientific careers. Dr. Morris received a PhD in genetics from Harvard University and an MD from Harvard Medical School. He was a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University, and a National Academies Education Fellow and Mentor in the Life Sciences.

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