George Lucas Educational Foundation

Michael Ralph

University of Kansas Center for STEM Learning

I am a master teacher with the Center for STEM Learning at the University of Kansas. I work with preservice teachers in the UKanTeach program while I provide educational support for STEM teachers in and around the Kansas City area. I also host Two Pint PLC, an education podcast, and work as an officer for the Kansas Association of Biology Teachers. I have also authored two instructional books on biology education and taught in a high school for eight years.


  • Online Learning

    Teaching Strategies of Award-Winning Online Instructors

    A recent study gleaned five insights on virtual instruction by examining the techniques shared in common by top-rated online instructors.
  • Classroom Management

    Creating Space for Collaboration

    Intentionally fostering collaboration in the classroom has a variety of benefits, including increasing students’ level of academic engagement.
  • Maker Education

    The Science Classroom Makerspace

    In freshman biology, lab work and design thinking come together through maker education.
  • Flipped Classroom

    Making Your Flipped Classroom More Human

    A former high school biology teacher shares what he learned from his mistakes in flipping his classroom instruction.