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Explore human anatomy and physiology (A&P) teaching and learning with host Kevin Patton. An experienced professor, textbook author, and mentor, Kevin is a recognized leader in A&P teaching. The A&P Professor updates science content and provides practical teaching advice. Want some ideas to supercharge your A&P course? How about some support from a fellow A&P professor? This is the podcast for you!

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Explore human anatomy and physiology (A&P) teaching and learning with host Kevin Patton. An experienced professor, textbook author, and mentor, Kevin is a recognized leader in A&P teaching. The A&P Professor updates science content and provides practical teaching advice. Want some ideas to supercharge your A&P course? How about some support from a fellow A&P professor? This is the podcast for you!

    Test Question Templates Help Students Learn | TAPP 70

    Test Question Templates Help Students Learn | TAPP 70

    Greg Crowther joins host Kevin Patton for a conversation about retrieval practice, online formative testing, and Test Question Templates (TQTs). We learn how TQTs can help students learn and can help teachers prepare effective exams.
    00:44 | Pandemic Teaching Book (please share!) 01:57 | Sponsored by AAA 01:46 | Introducing Greg Crowther 03:57 | Test Question Templates (TQTs) 21:58 | Sponsored by HAPI 22:46 | Higher-Level Test Questions 49:37 | Sponsored by HAPS 50:16 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here.

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    When information overload occurs, pattern recognition is how to determine truth. (Marshall MacLuhan)
     
    Pandemic Teaching 1 minute
    I need your help to spread the word! Can you please share the link below with THREE colleagues? It's best if one of these is the person who coordinates faculty professional development at your school. AND can you share at least one post on social media? (or re-share one of our posts about the book at @theAPprofessor or @LionTamersGuide ) Pandemic Teaching: A Survival Guide for College Faculty by Kevin Patton books2read.com/PandemicTeaching
     
    Sponsored by AAA 1 minute
    A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.
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    Want some microscopic images to use in your course? Try the Virtual Microscopy Database (VMD)—free for AAA members and nonmembers alike! (just click the Resources tab)
    Check out the recent issue of Anatomical Sciences Education (ASE) focusing on remote teaching .(click the News & Journals tab)
    Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

     
    Introducing Greg Crowther 1 minute
    Greg Crowther, Ph.D., is a faculty member at Everett Community College (near Seattle) and has training and experience in both human biology and teaching/learning. His publications on using content-rich songs for learning have been widely cited. Greg's voice has been heard on previous episodes of this podcast.
    Greg's STEM songs: https://faculty.washington.edu/crowther/Misc/Songs/ Episodes featuring Greg's music: Quickly Moving to Remote Delivery—The Musical | Bonus Episode 64b Kevin’s Unofficial Guide to the HAPS Annual Conference | 2019 Edition | Episode 42 Promoting Academic Integrity in Our Course | Episode 25
     
    Test Question Templates (TQTs) 18 minutes
    Greg Crowther begins by laying a foundation by chatting with Kevin Patton about content from recent episodes about retrieval practice. Greg then introduces his strategy involving Test Question Templates—or TQTs for short—which were recently described in a paper in the journal HAPS Educator.
    Testing in the Age of Active Learning: Test Question Templates Help to Align Activities and Assessments (Greg Crowther's paper in HAPS Educator) my-ap.us/hapsEDApr20 Recent episodes about retrieval practice Simple Ideas for Pandemic Teaching | Episode 67 Revisiting Retrieval Practice | Episode 68
     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 1 minute
    The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
    nycc.edu/hapi

     
    Higher-Level Test Questions 27 minutes
    The conv

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    Content Delivery Style: Journal Club | TAPP 69

    Content Delivery Style: Journal Club | TAPP 69

    Krista Rompolski joins host Kevin Patton with our first "journal club" episode! They discuss a report on how different content delivery styles may (or may not) affect student performance. Kevin also describes a new on-demand seminar about using running concept lists to learn anatomy and physiology (or anything). And Kevin once again begs for help getting the word out about his Pandemic Teaching book.
    00:50 | Running Concept Lists Seminar 03:34 | Sponsored by AAA 04:14 | Sponsored by HAPI 05:04 | TAPP Journal Club with Krista Rompolski 10:17 | Content Delivery Style: Summary 17:24 | Journal Club Discussion 43:16 | Sponsored by HAPS 44:25 | Pandemic Teaching Book (please share!) 46:00 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here.

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    Student engagement is the product of motivation and active learning. It is a product rather than a sum because it will not occur if either element is missing. (Elizabeth F. Barkley)
     
    Running Concept Lists 2.5 minutes
    A strategy based on the constructivist approach to learning is running concept lists. Kevin's workshop on how he and his students have used running concept lists to identify and learn core concepts, as well to understand and apply relationships among core concepts, is reproduced in a free online seminar.
    Concept Lists Help Students Build Conceptual Frameworks Online seminar Previous episodes related to the topic of the seminar Running Concept Lists Help Students Make Connections | Episode 8 Fishbowl Model of Homeostasis | Concept Lists | TAPP Identity | Episode 45 Big Ideas: The Essential Concepts of A&P | Episode 35 Concept Maps Help Students Find Their Way | Episode 5 This seminar was available on the TAPP app for months before now becoming available to the "public" on the website! Getting the TAPP app Search "The A&P Professor" in your device's app store iOS devices: my-ap.us/TAPPiOS Android devices: my-ap.us/TAPPandroid Kindle Fire: amzn.to/2rR7HNG The TAPP app is an easy way to share this podcast Even folks who don't know how to access a podcast can download an app
     
    Sponsored by AAA 1 minute
    A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.
    Searchable transcript
    Captioned audiogram 
    Want some images to use in your course? Try the Anatomical Science Image Library—free for AAA members and nonmembers alike! (just click the Resources tab)
    Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 1 minute
    The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
    nycc.edu/hapi

     
    Journal Club with Krista Rompolski 5 minutes
    Krista Rompolski joins us for the inaugural segment of:
    The A&P Professor Journal Club Revisiting Retrieval Practice | Episode 68 (episode introducing Krista and the TAPP Journal Club) New England Journal of Medicine Audio Summaries (mentioned by Krista) my-ap.us/365wLDq
     
    Content Delivery Style 7 minutes
    Krista summarizes this article:
    The Effect of Content Delivery Style on Student Performance in Anatomy (article from Anatomical Science Education) my-ap.us/3fcLyAq Call in (or send in an

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    Revisiting Retrieval Practice | New Journal Club | TAPP 68

    Revisiting Retrieval Practice | New Journal Club | TAPP 68

    Retrieval practice has strong evidence of its power in learning. Host Kevin Patton tells part of the story of his journey in making online retrieval practice a central part of his courses. Also, we reveal the new TAPP Journal Club with Krista Rompolski! Oh yeah—don't forget to share the new Pandemic Teaching eBook with colleagues.
    00:52 | TAPP Journal Club with Krista Rompolski
    03:14 | Sponsored by AAA
    04:06 | Revisiting Retrieval Practice
    07:32 | Sponsored by HAPI
    08:36 | Open-book & Untimed & BEARS—oh my!
    15:12 | Sponsored by HAPS
    16:12 | Recipe for Success
    20:14 | Sponsored by ADInstruments
    21:35 | Mix Ingredients
    28:36 | Icing & Decorations
    33:21 | Pandemic Teaching Book (please share!)
    34:56 | Staying Connected
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    I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. (Bruce Lee)
     
    New! TAPP Journal Club 2.5 minutes
    Krista Rompolski will soon be hosting a new segment: The A&P Professor Journal Club If you want a sneak peek, here's a journal article we'll likely be discussing in an upcoming episode The Effect of Content Delivery Style on Student Performance in Anatomy (article from Anatomical Science Education) my-ap.us/3fcLyAq Call in (or send in an audio file) with your comments on this article, and we may be able to include it in the TAPP Journal Club Peer review of this podcast I need to know which features are working for you and which are not. Please take FIVE minutes to give me some honest and constructive feedback in the anonymous survey from Podtrac (a "blind" third-party podcast-analysis firm): theAPprofessor.org/survey
     
    Sponsored by AAA 1 minute
    A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.
    Searchable transcript
    Captioned audiogram 
    Want some microscopic images to use in your course? Try the Virtual Microscopy Database (VMD)—free for AAA members and nonmembers alike! (just click the Resources tab)
    Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

     
    Revisiting Retrieval Practice 3.5 minutes
    Retrieval practice was the topic of the very first episode of this podcast. Now it's time to revisit it.
    Spaced Retrieval Practice | Episode 1
     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 1 minute
    The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
    nycc.edu/hapi

     
    Open-book & Untimed & BEARS—oh my! 6.5 minutes
    Open-book, untimed tests, delivered online and only one question at time seems weird. It IS weird. But it works!
    Why Open-book Tests Deserve a Place in Your Courses (article from Faculty Focus) my-ap.us/2zSooiO
     
    Sponsored by HAPS 1 minute
    The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual town hall meetings and upcoming regional meetings!
    Anatomy & Physiology Society
    theAPprofessor.org/haps

     
    Recipe for Success! 4 minutes
    Here's Kevin's recipe for making retrieval practice work for him.

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    Simple Ideas for Pandemic Teaching | TAPP 67

    Simple Ideas for Pandemic Teaching | TAPP 67

    Join host Kevin Patton as he provides a simple recipe for remote teaching, reveals his new (free) eBook, explains the value of video walk-throughs, tells why he wants to be like Zoom, and gives sources for resources.
    00:48 | Book Club: Pandemic Teaching
    04:01 | Sponsored by AAA
    04:35 | Simple Ideas for Pandemic Teaching
    18:54 | Sponsored by HAPI
    19:57 | Zoombombing Revisited
    23:08 | Sponsored by HAPS
    24:00 | Video Walk-throughs
    27:37 | Pandemic Teaching Resources
    28:25 | Sponsored by ADInstruments
    29:43 | Staying Connected
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    The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. (John Dewey)
     
    Book Club: Pandemic Teaching 3 minutes
    Pandemic Teaching: A Survival Guide for College Faculty by Kevin Patton books2read.com/PandemicTeaching (please share this link with your teacher friends!) For the complete list (and more) go to theAPprofessor.org/BookClub Special opportunity Contribute YOUR book recommendation for A&P teachers! Be sure include your reasons for recommending it Any contribution used will receive a $25 gift certificate The best contribution is one that you have recorded in your own voice (or in a voicemail at 1-833-LION-DEN) For the complete list (and more) go to theAPprofessor.org/BookClub
     
    Sponsored by AAA 0.5 minutes
    A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.
    Searchable transcript
    Captioned audiogram 
    Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

     
    Simple Ideas 14.5 minutes
    Kevin offers a simple formula—based on simple ideas—for us to quickly set up a remote course.
    This segment is based on a presentation given at the April 9, 2020, HAPS Town Hall Meeting. The video version: youtu.be/feW9Kcwhm1I
     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 1 minute
    The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers, especially for those who already have a graduate/professional degree. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
    nycc.edu/hapi

     
    Zoombombing Revisited 3 minutes
    Zoombombing involves unwanted intrusion into our web meetings. There are ways to avoid this however!
    Check out the Zoombombing segment in the previous episode Slides Serve the Story of Anatomy & Physiology | Episode 66 A Message to Our Users (Zoom's plan for preventing Zoombombing) my-ap.us/2z7Yfw0 Zoom: Support during the COVID-19 pandemic (Zoom's set of resources) my-ap.us/34M8ce4 Settings to Prevent Zoom-Bombing: How to safely host public meetings on Zoom without being interrupted by uninvited attendees. (tips from Occidental College) my-ap.us/2VfXUzU ‘Zoombombing’ Attacks Disrupt Classes (article discussing the importance of familiarizing yourself with the settings in your web meeting platform to avoid intrusive and offensive interruption) my-ap.us/2WGYCHH How to Keep the Party Crashers from Crashing Your Zoom Event (post from Zoom on how to manage settings for safety) my-ap.us/3bwesZY Are Zoom Chats Private? Here’s Why You Should Think Before Opening The App (Forbes article) my-ap.us/2wfqyaM ‘Zoom is malware’: why experts worry about the video conferencing platform (ar

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    Slides Serve the Story of Anatomy & Physiology | Episode 66

    Slides Serve the Story of Anatomy & Physiology | Episode 66

    Host Kevin Patton talks about ways to improve our teaching slides, the challenge of trying new things, how to make sure our web meetings secure from Zoom bombing, and the Foldit protein folding game. Check out AAA's virtual meeting week, OMES virtual conference, HAPS's virtual town hall meetings.
    00:58 | Fumbling First Try
    02:33 | Sponsored by AAA
    06:19 | Zoombombing
    11:09 | Sponsored by HAPI
    12:22 | Foldit Protein Folding Game
    16:48 | Sponsored by HAPS
    17:32 | FreeMedEd: OMES Virtual Conference
    19:33 | Slides Serve Our Story
    31:27 | Sponsored by ADInstruments
    32:52 | Staying Connected
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    When we have no relevant experience or expertise, the vulnerability, uncertainty, and fear of these firsts can be overwhelming. Yet, showing up and pushing ourselves past the awkward, learner stage is how we get braver. (Brené Brown)
     
    Fumbling First Try 5.5 minutes
    Professor and author Brené Brown talks about "effing first tries" but which I call "fumbling first tries." These are the firsts cited in the quote above—those that involve that awkward learner stage. And yes, getting through our FFTs makes us braver!
    Collective Vulnerability, the FFTs of Online Learning, and the Sacredness of Bored Kids (Brené Brown's blog post) my-ap.us/3by5tay Brené on FFTs (Unlocking Us podcast episode) my-ap.us/2yoRpBY Making Mistakes Teaching Anatomy & Physiology | Episode 63
     
    Sponsored by AAA 1.5 minutes
    A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org.
    Searchable transcript
    Captioned audiogram 
    April 6-10, 2020→ Special Virtual Annual Meeting Week at theAPprofessor.org/VAMW20
    Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

     
    Zoombombing 3.5 minutes
    Zoombombing involves unwanted intrusion into our web meetings. There are ways to avoid this however!
    ‘Zoombombing’ Attacks Disrupt Classes (article discussing the importance of familiarizing yourself with the settings in your web meeting platform to avoid intrusive and offensive interruption) my-ap.us/2WGYCHH How to Keep the Party Crashers from Crashing Your Zoom Event (post from Zoom on how to manage settings for safety) my-ap.us/3bwesZY Are Zoom Chats Private? Here’s Why You Should Think Before Opening The App (Forbes article) my-ap.us/2wfqyaM ‘Zoom is malware’: why experts worry about the video conferencing platform (article from The Guardian) my-ap.us/2wgde62 Web Meeting & Webinar Skills (student handout you can use or adapt for your course) Found only in the TAPP app Getting the TAPP app Search "The A&P Professor" in your device's app store iOS devices: my-ap.us/TAPPiOS Android devices: my-ap.us/TAPPandroid Kindle Fire: amzn.to/2rR7HNG The TAPP app is an easy way to share this podcast Even folks who don't know how to access a podcast can download an app 5-minutes to a Great Virtual Meeting Experience (Steve Stewart's video summarizing what he's learned about doing web meetings. You can share this with your students, too.) theAPprofessor.org/SteveVideo
     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 1 minute
    The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you be your best in both on-campus and remote teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
    nycc.edu/hapi

     
    Foldit

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    Episode 66 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview

    Episode 66 Intro | TAPP Radio Preview

    A brief preview of the upcoming full episode, featuring upcoming topics—plus word dissections (virus, coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, pandemic, epidemic), a book club recommendation (Presentation Zen), and more!
    00:19 | ADInstruments Free Offer
    01:16 | Topics
    02:56 | Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
    03:29 | Word Dissection
    10:59 | Sponsored by HAPS
    11:30 | Book Club
    14:15 | Sponsored by AAA
    15:21 | Staying Connected
     
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    Episode sponsor ADInstruments is offering their  Lt online learning platform with content for laboratory solutions in physiology, anatomy, and biology free at this time to help professors get ready-to-go, quality online lab experiences quickly. 
    🡲 Just go to Adinstruments.com/lt/covid19 to get this offer.
    And tell 'em The A&P Professor podcast is where you heard about it!

     
    Upcoming Topics 1.5 minutes
    FFT: fumbling first try Zoom-bombing Foldit, the online protein folding game Keeping teaching slides simple and connected to our story
     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 0.5 minute
    The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in contemporary instructional practice, this program helps you power up  your teaching. It also gets you up to speed with the online teaching strategies.  Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!
    nycc.edu/hapi
     
    Word Dissection 7.5 minutes
    virus coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic epidemic
     
    Sponsored by HAPS 0.5 minute
    The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS) is a sponsor of this podcast.  You can help appreciate their support by clicking the link below and checking out the many resources and benefits found there. Watch for virtual HAPS Town Hall meetings to keep in touch and share ideas about moving to remote learning!
    Anatomy & Physiology Society theAPprofessor.org/haps
     
    Book Club 2.5 minutes
    Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds amzn.to/2JpWR9N For the complete list (and more) go to theAPprofessor.org/BookClub Special opportunity Contribute YOUR book recommendation for A&P teachers! Be sure include your reasons for recommending it Any contribution used will receive a $25 gift certificate The best contribution is one that you have recorded in your own voice (or in a voicemail at 1-833-LION-DEN) For the complete list (and more) go to theAPprofessor.org/BookClub
     
    Sponsored by AAA 1 minute
    Check out the Virtual Annual Meeting Week (VAMW) extravaganza! April 6-10th, 2020  theAPprofessor.org/VAMW20 A searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by the American Association for Anatomy (AAA) at anatomy.org. Searchable transcript Captioned audiogram 
     

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