As a Professor I am interested in education and I serve on the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) education committee. I have been fortunate that students have appreciated my efforts (and in some cases my humor) and I have received several teaching awards. Over my time teaching at a variety of levels (undergraduate, graduate, and medical school), I have learned a great deal from others at my institution and elsewhere. I want to share some of the things I have learned with others that are interested in teaching Immunology (as well as other less interesting subjects). Below I have provided some of the items I have found useful and interesting.
The Present and Future of Immunology Education (Frontiers in Immunology)
This Research Topic presents a collection of articles focusing on immunology education, curricular innovation, new pedagogical strategies and teaching tools for the current and future generations of immunologists and their students. https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/9454/the-present-and-future-of-immunology-education
Some excellent sites relevant for immunology are collected at the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) site in the education section.
Giving An Effective Talk Using PowerPoint
Below is a PDF describing my views of how to give an effective talk using PowerPoint.
Interesting Slides For Talks
There are many excellent textbooks that have slide sets associated with them. I have some unusual slides I use in giving various talks and in immunology courses. Note these are not the only kind of slides I use! These slides are designed to supplement the more "conventional" teaching slides. Hopefully they will also be of help to others.
Contributed Novel Immunology Activities
The books below are ones that have benefitted me or my students in teaching, getting papers published, or getting through graduate school successfully. In some cases they are practical, in some cases humorous, in some cases more philosophical but I hope in all cases they will be helpful to others.
Intuitive Biostatistics (Paperback) by Harvey Motulsky
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2nd edition by Edward Tufte
Tools for Teaching by Barbara Gross Davis
Teaching As a Performing Art by Seymour Sarason
At the Bench: A Laboratory Navigator, Updated Edition by Kathy Barker
Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion by Jay Heinrichs
Why Don't Students Like School: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom by Daniel T. Willingham
The Alchemist - Paperback by Paulo Coelho
Essentials of Writing Biomedical Research Papers by Mimi Zeiger
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
The Ph.D. Process: A Student's Guide to Graduate School in the Sciences by Dale F. Bloom, Jonathan D. Karp, and Nicholas Cohen
Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds