def deleteEncodingLayers(model, num_layers_to_keep):  # must pass in the full bert model
    oldModuleList = model.bert.encoder.layer
    newModuleList = nn.ModuleList()

    # Now iterate over all layers, only keepign only the relevant layers.
    for i in range(0, len(num_layers_to_keep)):

    # create a copy of the model, modify it with the new list, and return
    copyOfModel = copy.deepcopy(model)
    copyOfModel.bert.encoder.layer = newModuleList

    return copyOfModel