I am a U.S. certified secondary teacher (Biology/Chemistry: 2000-2021, Michigan) as well as a professor at a Michigan college for 10 years. In the classroom environment, lectures have to begin and end at a certain time, and you're often rushed to write things down as fast as possible. A lot of information is missed as you scramble to get everything onto your paper. I notice this with my students, which is why I started creating a blended, or "flipped classroom" approach for my classes. If a student is given access to the content, they can control lecture pace and be able to pause and "rewind" when necessary. With biology being a details-based science, having that control can make a significant difference in understanding lectures better. With Udemy, you're in charge of when and for how long you choose to learn per session. Understanding biology provides a foundation to understand living things around us. When we understand how life works, it aids us in understanding the interconnectedness of organisms and teaches the mechanisms of how we evolved through adaptations and changing environments. Much of my job involves classroom teaching, however I engage in research when opportunities arise.