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Elli Theobald named a recipient of the 2023 UW Distinguished Teaching Awards

Thursday, May 4, 2023 - 14:45

Biology Associate Teaching Professor Elli Theobald was named one of the recipients of the University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award. The Distinguished Teaching Award is amongst the highest teaching recognitions at the University of Washington. This award honors six extraordinary faculty members at the UW every year. 

From the "Teaching@UW" website announcement of award recipients:

Even in Theobald’s largest classes, students are engaged in conversation – with each other, with their teaching assistants and with her. They ask questions, reason answers and challenge each other’s understanding. Her philosophy to maximize learning and disrupt educational inequities is that students need deliberate practice through evidence-based pedagogy in a student-centered, inclusive environment. She calls this the “Heads and Hearts Hypothesis:” Heads are activated by active learning, and hearts are supported with inclusive teaching.

Congratulations, Elli!

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