ichelle Geremia, professor of biology, has developed a unique teaching style over her 32 years at Quinnipiac, according to some of her students.
“In the classroom, this woman never failed to amaze me. She was constantly running around, using simple props like markers, erasers, scarves, or whatever she could find, to not only help her students understand the material she was teaching, but forced us to visualize it,” said Alyssa Chiariello '20. “She managed to create such a positive learning environment, and her classroom was more of an experience than an actual class. She made us want to learn and I looked forward to attending her class. She truly wanted us all to be engaged, and with her unique sense of humor, she kept us on our toes.”
Geremia explained that her approach to teaching has been built upon a modified framework for systemic social and emotional learning. This framework supports learning strategies that promote the development of social-emotional skills, self-efficacy, academic achievement and compassion.