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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 A&P Professor Kevin Patton

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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!

    Back to Campus Pandemic Teaching | Resilience

    Back to Campus Pandemic Teaching | Resilience

    Host Kevin Patton uses the analogy of circus animals adapting to new or misplaced props to help him prepare to move courses back to campus. A lesson on resilience is just what we need right now. Book Club: Southwick & Charney's Resilience book.
    00:54 | Back to Campus Pandemic Teaching 21:51 | Sponsored by AAA 22:41 | Resilience 30:51 | Sponsored by HAPI 31:55 | Book Club: Resilience 34:13 | Sponsored by HAPS 35:02 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here.

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    Episode | Show Notes More than education, more than experience, more than training, a person’s level of resilience will determine who succeeds and who fails. (Steven M. Southwick & Dennis S. Charney)
     
    Back to Campus Pandemic Teaching 21 minutes
    Kevin uses his experience as a wild animal trainer in introducing sea lions, lions, and tigers to new furniture, props, and behavior as an analogy for how to get used to the new "pandemic teaching" environment as we return to campus. And, perhaps more importantly, how to get our students comfortable in the changed campus environment.
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    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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    Resilience 8 minutes
    Resilience is something on our minds these days, right? Kevin discusses and article outlining research in what helps us build resilience—and how we can help our students build resilience.
    What Makes Some People More Resilient Than Others (newspaper article) my-ap.us/2COBkIt
     
    Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program 2.5 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!
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    Book Club 2 minutes
    Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges by Steven M. Southwick & Dennis S. Charney amzn.to/3f2sjbF 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 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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    • 36 min
    Zoom Fatigue and Other Symptoms of Pandemic Teaching

    Zoom Fatigue and Other Symptoms of Pandemic Teaching

    What causes Zoom fatigue and how can we prevent it? Host Kevin Patton tackles that as well as another nasty effect of pandemic teaching: stress cardiomyopathy. Plus updates in sensory physiology, the value of keeping skill lists, and the Book Club recommends Chris Jarmey's Concise Book of Muscles.
    00:40 | Updating Our Skill Lists 01:59 | Updates in Sensory Physiology 07:30 | Sponsored by AAA 08:05 | Book Club: The Concise Book of Muscles 12:05 | Sponsored by HAPI 14:26 | Zoom Fatigue 29:11 | Sponsored by HAPS 30:06 | Pandemic Heart: Stress Cardiomyopathy 39:48 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here.

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    The heart was made to be broken. (Oscar Wilde)
     
    Updating Our Skill Lists 1.5 minutes
    Anatomy professor Amanda Meyer reminded us on Twitter that pandemic teaching has given us a lot of new skills that we should be adding to our skill list in our curriculum vitae (CV).
    How to describe skills in your CV (some hints) my-ap.us/308zLMR
     
    Updates in Sensory Physiology 5.5 minutes
    A few content updates to spice up our teaching.
    Is "water" a primary taste in mammals? Scientists discover a sixth sense on the tongue—for water (summary of research) my-ap.us/2Zn5uuI The cellular mechanism for water detection in the mammalian taste system (research paper) my-ap.us/3etufcO Do we need cold receptors to feel warmth? Changing how we think about warm perception (summary of research) my-ap.us/2DAV8Pj The Sensory Coding of Warm Perception (research article) my-ap.us/2DyHNqF Can you hear  your tensor tympani? Some People Can Make a Roaring Sound in Their Ears Just by Tensing a Muscle (brief news article) my-ap.us/38Ur7pu Voluntary contraction of the tensor tympani muscle and its audiometric effects (case study) my-ap.us/2CAGxmk

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

     
    Book Club 4 minutes
    The Concise Book of Muscles by Chris Jarmey amzn.to/3h1GW07 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 HAPI Online Graduate Program 2.5 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

     
    Zoom Fatigue 15 minutes
    Zoom meetings, webinars, classes, etc., make me tired just thinking about them. I think this is part of Zoom fatigue, that exhaustion we feel from participating in video meetings. Here's a discussion of what Zoom fatigue is and how to combat it. I'm thinking of hosting a virtual telethon to support finding a cure. You in?
    How to Combat Zoom Fatigue (article talked about in this segment) my-ap.us/3fx0V6O Zoom fatigue is real — here’s why video c

    • 41 min
    Even More Pandemic Teaching Tips

    Even More Pandemic Teaching Tips

    After acknowledging racism as that other major pandemic we must fight, host Kevin Patton carries on with even more practical tips for teaching remotely—and for taking with us back to campus. Included are tips for creating and using a home office, even when there is no room, and advice on using our office space as a media studio. Plus a brief apology.
    00:59 | Pandemic Teaching. Still. And Again. 06:58 | Sponsored by AAA 07:43 | Faculty Office in a Box 14:42 | Sponsored by HAPI 15:36 | The Media-Friendly Faculty Office 34:05 | Sponsored by HAPS 34:46 | An Apology 35:01 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here.

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    The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward. (Ijeoma Oluo)
     
    Pandemic Teaching. Still. And Again. 6 minutes
    Things happen. And we should be prepared for further shifts and sudden switches as we move through the summer sessions and into fall. As we deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also fight the effects of that other pandemic: racism.
    Previous episodes, seminars, & resources with tips for pandemic teaching Mid-Winter Winterizing of Our Courses | Bonus Episode 63 Quickly Moving to Remote Delivery—The Musical | Bonus Episode 64b Still Moving Our Course to Remote| Episode 65 Simple Ideas for Moving to Remote Learning Pandemic Teaching Simple Ideas for Pandemic Teaching | Episode 67
     
    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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    Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!

     
    Faculty Office in a Box 7 minutes
    Don't have an office space to use at home? Got you covered!
    Pandemic Teaching: A Survival Guide for College Faculty by Kevin Patton books2read.com/PandemicTeaching Examples of items mentioned in this segment. Blanket fort clips amzn.to/2ZcXOdi White noise machine amzn.to/31nyunB Fan lionden.com/pattonfanclub.htm Rolling storage cart amzn.to/2VsBnjc Noise-cancelling earbuds amzn.to/31pah0a Crime scene tape amzn.to/3dLObYl Boxes to store a mini-office amzn.to/3eGKBQb Folding desk amzn.to/3g1oyUI
     
    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!
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    The Media-Friendly Faculty Office 18 minutes
    Audio and video tips for remote teaching—but which are useful for on-campus teaching, too.
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    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. Wat

    • 37 min
    Faculty Mindsets & Minority Student Achievement Gaps | Journal Club with Krista Rompolski

    Faculty Mindsets & Minority Student Achievement Gaps | Journal Club with Krista Rompolski

    Our second Journal Club episode pops in sooner than expected with a mind-blowing study that shows that when faculty believe that student ability is fixed (not flexible), under-represented minority students do not perform as well as in STEM courses taught by faculty with a growth mindset. Journal Club director Krista Rompolski joins Kevin for an important discussion.
    01:00 | Pandemic Teaching Book (please share!) 02:12 | TAPP Journal Club with Krista Rompolski 05:18 | Sponsored by AAA 05:43 | Fixed & Growth Mindsets 19:33 | Sponsored by HAPI 20:38 | Applying Mindsets to Teaching 31:23 | Sponsored by HAPS 31:57 | Book Club: Mindset 35:05 | Staying Connected If you cannot see or activate the audio player click here.

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    The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives. (Carol S. Dweck)
     
    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
     
    Journal Club with Krista Rompolski 3 minutes
    Krista Rompolski joins us for a second (and sooner-than-expected) segment of:
    The A&P Professor Journal Club STEM faculty who believe ability is fixed have larger racial achievement gaps and inspire less student motivation in their classes (TAPP Journal Club article from Science Advances) my-ap.us/3cNPO7l
     
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    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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    Fixed & Growth Mindsets 14 minutes
    Kevin and Krista discuss their takes on the article. This wide ranging discussion visits many issues related to how a fixed mindset in faculty can adversely impact the learning of under-represented minority students when compared to a growth mindset—even  when considering factors such as experience, age, gender, color, and other faculty characteristics.

     
    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!
    There's a virtual open house for the HAPI program on June 25, 2020, at 8 pm Eastern Time. Go to theAPprofessor.org/openhapi to register. For general information about the HAPI program, go to: nycc.edu/hapi
     
    Applying Mindsets to Teaching 11 minutes
    How can we use the information from the discussed article to inform our teaching and our lives? What steps can we take next?
    Some additional links for consideration/discussion:
    27 Mistakes White Teachers of Black Students Make and How to Fix Them (blog post) my-ap.us/3dQbEYT "I Don't See Color" Then you don't see me. (on

    • 36 min
    Test Question Templates Help Students Learn

    Test Question Templates Help Students Learn

    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

    • 51 min
    Content Delivery Style: Journal Club

    Content Delivery Style: Journal Club

    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.
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    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

    • 47 min

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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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