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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!

    The Proper Order of Topics in A&P | Leaderboards | Student Frustration

    The Proper Order of Topics in A&P | Leaderboards | Student Frustration

    Ever wonder why topics in A&P seem to have a uniform order of topics in all the courses & textbooks? Host Kevin Patton discusses the proper order of those concepts. We continue the discussion of gamification, including a focus on leaderboards. And we tackle why pandemic learning causes students to lament that they have to teach themselves.
    00:00 | Quotation & Intro 00:44 | More on Gamification 06:20 | Sponsored by AAA 07:38 | Leaderboard Competition 16:02 | Sponsored by HAPI 17:16 | Pandemic Feelings of Learning 25:12 | Sponsored by HAPS 26:16 | Order of A&P Topics 35:27 | TAPP Community 36:03 | The Proper Order? 41:18 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here.

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    I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.  (Albert Einstein)
     
    More on Gamification 5.5 minutes
    We revisit how Kevin uses Badgr badges in his course and in the TAPP-ed program—including the main steps for setting up either badges internal to the learning management system (LMS) or external to the LMS.
    Listening to the previous episode is a good idea! Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests | TAPP 87 Gamifying Education: Motivation and the Implementation of Digital Badges for Use in Higher Education (journal article) my-ap.us/3rxneig The Usefulness of Digital Badges in Higher Education - Exploring the Student Perspectives (journal article) my-ap.us/2MLz4GL The Elements of Gamification Learning in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review my-ap.us/36SntfJ Sample form platforms Google Forms my-ap.us/2AfzbQU JotForm jotform.com (Kevin's favorite) Sample automation services Zapier zapier.com IFTTT ifttt.com Integromat www.integromat.com/en Badgr.com
     
    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.
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    Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!
    Sign up for the new VDD or Virtual Dissection Database. You can access it at www.virtualdissectiondatabase.com

     
    Leaderboard Competition 8.5 minutes
    Competition can be a potent part of the gamification strategy in education. This competition can motivate students to keep going and keep succeeding. One way to to support this kind of competition and collaboration is to use a leaderboard. Leaderboards are built into the Badgr microcredential system— as well as other microcredential systems.
    The effect of challenge-based gamification on learning: An experiment in the context of statistics education (recent research study on using leaderboards in higher ed) my-ap.us/3sg4Drg Kevin's badge page for his Pre-A&P students lionden.com/fis-badges.htm Duolingo (free app for learning a new language, where Kevin is currently experiencing the advantages of gamification as he learns the Esperanto lingvo, er, language) www.duolingo.com/info Using Badgr's Course Leaderboard my-ap.us/3aLovfP Gamification in Science Education. A Systematic Review of the Literature. (review article from the journal Education Sciences)my-ap.us/3khSy2b The Gamification of Learning: a Meta-analysis (journal article from Educational Psychology Review) my-ap.us/2NPf0U2
     
    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 gradua

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    Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests

    Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests

    Allowing students to earn badges in the A&P course provides motivation to master all the concepts and also provides granular documentation of learning beyond the transcripted course grade. Host Kevin Patton shares his experience, along with a discussion of skin color in teaching future health professionals and the use of refresher tests to get students ready for their A&P course.
    00:00 | Quotation 00:46 | Refresher Tests 08:49 | Sponsored by AAA 10:13 | Black & Brown Skin 19:48 | Sponsored by HAPI 20:54 | Badges 1: Digital Micro-Credentials 29:06 | Sponsored by HAPS 30:07 | Badges 2: Gamification 38:11 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here.

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    “That’s what games are, in the end. Teachers. Fun is just another word for learning.”  (Raph Koster)
     
    Refresher Tests 8 minutes
    A brief "refresher" on refresher tests, or as Kevin calls them... Test Zero. Pulling together ideas mentioned in past episodes, Kevin describes how he uses initial review tests in A&P 1 and a bit differently in A&P 2 to get students better prepared for their course. And he reveals the learning science behind why they work.
    Some previous episodes that mention Test Zero Teaching For Long Term Learning | Episode 7 The Syllabus Episode | Bonus | Episode 24 Promoting Academic Integrity in Our Course | Episode 25 Warnings & Safety Tips in the A&P Syllabus | Episode 57 The Prerequisite Problem | Wi-Fi Effects | Transplant Genomes | Episode 61
     
    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.
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    Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!
    Sign up for the new VDD or Virtual Dissection Database. You can access it at www.virtualdissectiondatabase.com

     
    Black & Brown Skin | Book Club 9.5 minutes
    A&P faculty have the awesome responsibility to "set the stage" for future health professionals. One way we can do this is to start early with an awareness of anatomic variations and how they influence observation of clinical signs. That that starts with the skin, particularly how common clinical conditions appear in a variety of skin colors. A new recommendation from The A&P Professor Book Club may help us (and our students) with that.
    Black & Brown Skin (Mind the Gap book) www.blackandbrownskin.co.uk/ Pulse Oximeter Devices Have Higher Error Rate in Black Patients (NY Times article) my-ap.us/3q0Gkg7 Racial Bias in Pulse Oximetry Measurement (letter in New England Journal of Medicine) my-ap.us/3jud132 Back to Campus Pandemic Teaching | Resilience | TAPP 74 (where Kevin talks about "setting the stage" in lion taming)
     
    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

     
    Badges 1: Digital Micro-Credentials 8 minutes
    Returning to the concept of badges (which are available for podcasts, book readings, seminars, etc., in The A&P Professor universe world), Kevin talks about the value of badges both for us as profession

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    What a Year! | Pandemic Teaching & More | A Reflection

    What a Year! | Pandemic Teaching & More | A Reflection

    In his annual look back at this podcast, host Kevin Patton reviews what we learned this year in A&P teaching. Which was a lot! He also looks ahead to what to expect in teaching—and in the podcast—as we go forward.
    00:49 | Looking Back 10:15 | Those Darn Sponsor Messages 14:40 | There's More! 22:49 | Psychic Predictions 38:30 | TAPP Community 47:02 | TAPP Education | TAPP-ed 51:34 | Our Complex Selves 55:35 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here.

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    Looking back we see with great clarity, and what once appeared as difficulties now reveal themselves as blessings. (Dan Millman)
     
    Looking Back... 9.5 minutes
    Kevin kicks off his annual debriefing of the last full year of this podcast, which started its fourth year on 15 January 2021. As usual, the podcast seems to have accomplished a lot more than he was thinking.
    Podcast Archive | 2020 (all the 2020 episode lined up on one page) Podcast List (sortable list of all episodes with topics listed) Pandemic Teaching (all the TAPP resources on pandemic teaching listed in one place)
     
    Those Darn Sponsor Messages 4.5 minutes
    Sponsor messages are a fair trade when somebody else pays for your podcast listening. And they give important reminders about programs and services available to you and your colleagues!
    Sponsored by AAA 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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    Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

     
    Sponsored by HAPS 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
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    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 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

     
    There's more! 8 minutes
    Some changes and additions over the last year...
    And listens are up 30% over last year! We moved away from Preview episodes, but till have occasional Word Dissections (22 in 2020) and recommendations from The A&P Professor Book Club (7 in 2020). Kevin's new bestselling book based partly on podcast content: Pandemic Teaching: A Survival Guide for College Faculty. The free eBook was released in April and the paper back is due out any day. books2read.com/pandemicteaching Krista Rompolski created The A&P Professor Journal Club, which offered three special episodes this year. TAPP Journal Club (listing of all the Journal Club episodes)
     
    Psychic Predictions 15.5 minutes
    Kevin uses his psychic powers (meaning he uses his mind) to predict trends for the coming year and beyond.
    The current pandemic will extend through the next academic year and there may be more pandemics to come. Fauci says herd immunity possible by fall, ‘normality’ by end of 2021 (news from The Harvard Gazette) my-ap.us/3ceYHtY Avian Influenza Virus (H5N1): a Th

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    Student Evaluations of Teaching II: Proactive, Active, and Reactive Strategies

    Student Evaluations of Teaching II: Proactive, Active, and Reactive Strategies

    Host Kevin Patton continues the discussion about student evaluations of teaching (SETs) with a set of strategies to make them work better, or at least mitigate some of the potentially bad or ugly outcomes. There are things we can do proactively before a SET, actively during a SET, and reactively after a SET. Listen to hear them all!
    00:00 | Quotation 00:57 | Student Evaluation of Teaching: Part II 04:16 | Sponsored by AAA 05:39 | Proactive Strategies 12:49 | Sponsored by HAPI 14:03 | Active Strategies 29:52 | Sponsored by HAPS 31:18 | Reactive Strategies 46:15 | Cookies! 48:00 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here.

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    The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. (Barack Obama)
     
    Student Evaluation of Teaching II 3.5 minutes
    A brief intro to this second of two discussions of student evaluation of teaching. It's easier to follow this one if you've first listened to Student Evaluations of Teaching I: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | TAPP 84.
     

     
    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.
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    Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

     
    Proactive Strategies for SETs 7 minutes
    There's a lot we can do well in advance of student evaluations of teaching being administered. For example, speaking up and signing up to facilitate change in our own institutions.
    Mitigating gender bias in student evaluations of teaching (recent journal article) my-ap.us/3oaDXGG Actual Learning vs. Feeling of Learning | Journal Club Episode | TAPP 83 (mentions value of transparency) The Case for Transparency | Episode 51
     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 1.5 minutes
    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

     
    Active Strategies for SETs 16 minutes
    There are strategies we can implement as SETs are being implemented, such as promoting greater participation by students and training students on how to evaluation courses and teachers effectively.
    Dr. Amy Simolo (HAPI faculty my-ap.us/2XhAJFP) created a tool for use at NYCC that teaches students how to evaluate courses & teachers in a professional manner. Included are six key tips: Be respectful. Focus on observable behavior. Be constructive. Offer actionable solutions. Stay on point. Give constructive and specific praise. Kevin's briefer message to instruct students on evaluating courses & teachers: First, take a moment to reflect on your hard work—that desirable difficulty—resulting in the progress you've made in refreshing all those forgotten concepts and filled in the gaps for those concepts you somehow missed learning along the way. Then, will you please take a moment now to fill out the super-brief, super-easy CourseEval survey? Please remember to be professional, respectful, and constru

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    Student Evaluations of Teaching I: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Student Evaluations of Teaching I: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Student evaluations of teaching (SETs) are problematic in many ways—but perhaps useful in other ways. Host Kevin Patton discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly. What are the issues and what's behind those issues?
    00:47 | Student Evaluation of Teaching (intro) 02:28 | Share the Fun: Refer & Earn 05:37 | The Good 08:39 | Sponsored by AAA 10:12 | The Bad 26:10 | Sponsored by HAPI 28:13 | The Ugly 44:15 | Sponsored by HAPS 45:26 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here.

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    Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher. (Parker Palmer)
     
    Student Evaluation of Teaching (intro) 1.5 minutes
    A brief intro to this discussion of student evaluation of teaching. This is the first of two planned episodes on this subject.
     

     
    Share the Fun: Refer & Earn 3 minutes
    You can earn cash rewards—up to $25 for referring other A&P faculty, teaching assistants, and grad students to this podcast. Just go to theAPprofessor.org/refer to get your personal referral URL.
     

     
    Student Evaluation of Teaching: The Good 3 minutes
    There is useful, actionable information that can be obtained from valid and fair student evaluations of teaching. When they work.
     

     
    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.
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    Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

     
    Student Evaluation of Teaching: The Bad 16 minutes
    A lot can go wrong with student evaluations of teaching. In this segment, Kevin uses a recent research article demonstrating unfairness of valid evaluations as a launching point for discussion.
    Unbiased, reliable, and valid student evaluations can still be unfair (journal article) my-ap.us/38baMg3 Even ‘Valid’ Student Evaluations Are ‘Unfair' (online article) my-ap.us/34eyAhG Actual Learning vs. Feeling of Learning | Journal Club Episode | TAPP 83 (previous episode mentioned in this discussion)
     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 2 minutes
    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

     
    Student Evaluation of Teaching: The Ugly 16 minutes
    Kevin turns his attention to a few of the potential ugly issues concerning student evaluations of faculty.
    The 20 Meanest Teacher Evaluations of All Time (an informal list of anecdotes) my-ap.us/3r6WANE Prof Evaluations PART 3 – The Ugly | Evaluations can bring out the least attractive aspects of human nature (online essay) my-ap.us/3p9QFFW Teaching Evals: Bias and Tenure (online essay) my-ap.us/3asoH43 The Frequency of “Brilliant” and “Genius” in Teaching Evaluations Predicts the Representation of Women and African Americans across Fields (research article on bias in online professor-evaluation sites) my-ap.us/3h1r9jc
     
    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 checkin

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    Actual Learning vs. Feeling of Learning | Journal Club Episode

    Actual Learning vs. Feeling of Learning | Journal Club Episode

    Krista Rompolski again joins host Kevin Patton for a Journal Club episode to discuss a study of whether student feelings of how much they learn accurately reflect their actual learning. What were the results and how do they impact the effectiveness of our courses?
    00:46 | Kevin & Krista: Journal Club 02:43 | Sponsored by AAA 04:00 | Article Summary 09:52 | Sponsored by HAPI 11:36 | Feeling of Learning vs. Actual Learning 35:39 | Sponsored by HAPS 36:51 | More Discussion: Our Students 47:49 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here.

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    Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. (Chinese Proverb)
     
    Kevin & Krista 2 minutes
    Krista Rompolski joins host Kevin Patton for another TAPP Journal Club episode!
     

     
    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.
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    Article Summary 6 minutes
    Krista Rompolski summarizes the essential content of this episode's journal article.
    Measuring actual learning versus feeling of learning in response to being actively engaged in the classroom (our journal article of focus) my-ap.us/3mG5gIn
     
    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

     
    Feeling of Learning vs. Actual Learning 24 minutes
    Krista and Kevin discuss what they learned from the article and how that relates to their own experience as teachers and learners.
    The Case for Transparency | Episode 51 (discusses benefits of transparency in teaching) Desirable Difficulty | More Web Meeting Skills | TAPP 78 (discusses the frustration of effective learning)
     
    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!
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    More Discussion: Our Students 11 minutes
    Kevin and Krista bring back the discussion to how the new research might apply to our non-Harvard, non-engineering students—or whether it applies at all.
    Actin & Myosin – A Love Story | Episode 15 Small Teaching (book referenced in the discussion) theAPprofessor.org/bookclub.html#badge-B013
     
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Managing a course in a massive subject like anatomy and physiology is difficult for both the instructor and the students. Dr. Patton shares his extensive experience in a way that is useful for everyone who wants to see their students really learn this subject. Students who have had Dr. Patton teach them in the classroom tell me that he is the best instructor they have ever had.

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I am the lone A & P teacher at my school. Listening to your expertise and ideas is so helpful. Thanks so much for creating this podcast.

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