We would dearly love to see material from this blog used extensively for teaching purposes. We are aware some of you have assigned blog articles for “intellectual enrichment,” for student discussions and presentations, or as suggested topics for term papers. But we hope that you (those teachers reading this) will make still greater use of this material in your classroom.
To make this easier, we have inaugurated a Teachers’ Corner. Here, we have grouped selected articles from our archives into categories that approximate those found in a microbiology course. Click on the icon and you will see a list of these categories. Click on one of them to read the articles that we have included under that rubric.
Following that category listing, you will find our “Talmudic Questions” — questions whose answers cannot be readily Googled. We have been told that some of these are suitable for graduate student qualifying exams and the likes.
The last thing in the world teachers want to be told is how to run their course, so we will abstain from instructions about what to do with this stuff. But we must add that we would be delighted to hear from you about your experiences in this regard. And tell us if you would like to see other topics written up in our pages. We will try to comply.
Lastly, we encourage students to write for the blog. We have been blessed with the writings (both solo and group efforts) of very gifted students. Please keep this in mind, as well.