I recently returned from the annual SABER conference (the Society for Advancing Biology Education Research). What a terrific experience! Everyone who attends truly cares about improving student learning about biology. The SABER conference has an undergraduate education emphasis, but I learned a lot that can be applied from K-12 through undergraduate biology education. Some of the hot topics were getting students past memorization and into understanding, how biology graduate students pick their future careers, active learning, modeling processes (mostly mental or written models), metacognition, and sorting information. I will add more blogs about these ideas soon, but note that many of these hot topics are things that Cell Zone products address.