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Cold Calling on Students

Hi All,

I hope all of you are doing well so far in this semester and hopefully more of you are enjoying this chilly weather than myself. I would like to get feedback on a teaching strategy of sorts that I have always employed as long as I have taught. I like to call on […]

Energy levels

Hi All,

I wanted to share an issue I find myself having sometimes while teaching. I believe most teachers if not all go through this or perhaps its just me. As you all know I am a doctoral student and an adjunct. Doctoral work can be quite rigorous and between planning experiments, executing the experiments, […]

update on Tried something different


As I said in my last post, I tried doing something different to hold my students more accountable for doing the problems. Last time I did it two students got up and left. I continued doing it this week and the students seem to be responding positively so far. Students expect to be called […]

Tried something different

Hi there,

As I have said earlier I teach undergraduate Genetics recitation. The format of the class is that there is one problem assigned for each class which is listed on the syllabus. The students should have worked out the problem before hand (Ideally speaking Of Course) or if they do not understand it I […]

Uday Madaan


I would like to introduce myself, my name is Uday Madaan and I an adjunct lecturer/doctoral candidate at QC. I am currently teaching genetics at the undergraduate level. I have previously taught Anatomy and Physiology at Lehman College for nursing students and at QC for non-bio majors. I think this blog is a great […]