For a retired physician now in my second career as an instructor in biology at the undergraduate level this article was of great practical interest. I often tell my students that a good indicator of how well they understand a concept is their ability to explain it to another student. I wish we had the opportunity as undergrads to experience innovative techniques such as the “flipped classroom,” a model sounding more collaborative and effective than the traditional lecture format. It is good to know Wesleyan continues to offer an education “characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism,” as its mission statement describes.

R. Jonathan Cobb ’79, M.D., M. Ed
Maplewood, N.J.