Thursday, May 16, 2024

Blueprints for Learning: Justin Shaffer on Structured A&P Course Design | TAPP 148


In Episode 148, Justin Shaffer joins host Kevin Patton to discuss high structure course design. Justin shares his success in building a scaffold for learning by using a variety of course structures to improve student engagement and success, such as pre-class and post-class activities, micro-case studies and clicker questions, brief active learning practices, and much more.

00:00 | Introduction
00:46 | Introducing Justin Shaffer
02:49 | High Structure and Low Structure
20:47 | Badge Break
21:43 | Transparency, Expectations, & Flexibility
34:06 | Secret Code: TAA Conference in Nashville
36:04 | Baby Steps or Go All In?
50:16 | Staying Connected


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To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time. (Leonard Bernstein)

 

Introducing Justin Shaffer

2 minutes

Host Kevin Patton briefly introduced our guest, Dr. Justin Shaffer. Justin is an experienced educator who provides professional development and advice on pedagogy for educators in anatomy and physiology and other disciplines. He is particularly well known for his advice on how to implement high structure course design.

★ Recombinant Education (Justin's website) recombinanteducation.com/

★ Justin Shaffer (Justin's LinkedIn profile) linkedin.com/in/justin-shaffer

★ How to Use High Structure Course Design to Heighten Learning (Justin's conversation with host Bonni Stachowiak on the Teaching in Higher Education podcast) AandP.info/xlo

★ High Structure STEM Classes (Justin's interview on the podcast, Tea for Teaching) AandP.info/75a

Blueprints for Learning: Justin Shaffer on Structured A&P Course Design Epjisode 148 

High Structure and Low Structure

18 minutes

Kevin Patton discusses with Justin Shaffer the concept of high-structure course design, which revolutionizes traditional teaching by providing a scaffolded learning process involving pre-class content acquisition, active in-class engagement, and post-class assessments. This method, inspired by the educational research of Scott Freeman and Mary Pat Wenderoth, has been successfully applied across multiple disciplines, demonstrating its versatility and effectiveness in improving student learning outcomes and engagement.

★ Increased structure and active learning reduce the achievement gap in introductory biology (report in Science mentioned in this segment) AandP.info/vqb

★ Getting Under the Hood: How and for Whom Does Increasing Course Structure Work? (paper in CBE-Life Sciences Education by Kelly Hogan and Sarah Eddy mentioned in this segment) AandP.info/ktl

★ Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom (book by Kelley Hogan and Viji Sathy mentioned in this segment) geni.us/kkB4Fn

★ True Grit: Passion and persistence make an innovative course design work (paper in PLOS Biology by Casper, Eddy, and Freeman mentioned in this segment) AandP.info/h27

★ Student performance in and perceptions of a high structure undergraduate human anatomy course (Justin's paper on high structure anatomy in ASE) AandP.info/lv1

★ High Structure Course Design for Chemical Engineering (Justin's paper on high structure chemical engineering in CEE) AandP.info/djc

★ Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? (source of the quote used in this segment, "My wish for you is that each year you look back at your career and laugh with embarrassment about the way used to teach. If you do this, you will continue to learn and grow.") geni.us/J9jdp

 

Badge Break

1 minute

Kevin reminds listeners that listening to this episode and reviewing the notes at this episode page can be documented with a professional development credential that can be shared in the form of a digital badge or certificate. It helps you keep track of your independent professional development activities and it provides evidence for your records or reports. Scroll down to the the link below to claim your digital credential. Or go to one of the links listed:

★  Education | Professional Development (all about TAPP digital credentials)

★ TAPP Education | Credentials | P Group (list of all the credentials related to this podcast)

 

Transparency, Expectations, & Flexibility

12.5 minutes

In this insightful exchange, Kevin Patton and Justin Shaffer explore the transformation of teaching strategies from low to high structure. Patton discusses the shift in student expectations due to more structured courses, and Shaffer explains how transparency and flexibility within this framework can significantly enhance student engagement and success. They discuss the importance of being adaptable while maintaining rigorous academic standards to mirror real-world responsibilities.

★ Some related resources from The A&P Professor

★ ★ The Case for Transparency | Episode 51

★ ★ Student Evaluations of Teaching II: Proactive, Active, and Reactive Strategies | TAPP 85 (discusses course debriefing sessions with feedback)

★ ★ Should We Extend Deadlines? | Models & Color Codes | TAPP 112

★ ★ The Inclusive Anatomy & Physiology Course | Part 2 | 8 More Tips to Include All | TAPP 109

★ ★ More Quizzing About Kevin's Wacky Testing Scheme | Book Club | TAPP 100

★ ★ 49 Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses | Episode 21

★ ★ 49 MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses | Episode 22

★ ★ EVEN MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses | Episode 23

★ ★ Ungrading With Standards-Based Grading | A Chat With Staci Johnson | TAPP 106

★ ★ Taking Bold Steps in Teaching | Notetaking | Science Updates | TAPP 90

★  State of Student Success and Engagement in Higher Education (recent report from Instructure) AandP.info/ir9

 

Secret Code: TAA Conference in Nashville

2 minutes

We take a brief pause to talk about the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) in which many A&P professors find helpful support and benefits. TAA meets the needs of those interested in creating textbooks, lab manuals, workbooks, and other learning resources, as well as those who focus on academic writing, such as journal articles, dissertations/theses, monographs, and scholarly or other nonfiction works.

Kevin explains that he has a secret code for a significant discount on the upcoming TAA Annual Conference. Contact him at podcast@theAPprofessor.org or the podcast hotline at 1.833.546.6336

★ TAA Annual Conference (Nashville TN, June 21-22—contact Kevin for the secret discount code) 2024taaconference.org/

 

Baby Steps or Go All In?

14 minutes

In this segment, we discuss the dilemma of adopting high-structure teaching methods with Justin Shaffer, focusing on the balance between workload and effectiveness. Shaffer recommends a phased approach to implementing new strategies in an established course, starting small and evaluating the impact before adding more elements. This method allows educators to manage their workload while still experimenting with innovative teaching practices that can significantly enhance student learning experiences and outcomes. For new courses, Justin suggests going all-in from the start, noting that while the initial setup may be labor-intensive, the long-term gains in student performance and instructional efficiency can justify the effort.

★ Recombinant Education (Justin's website with a lot of resources related to high structure teaching) recombinanteducation.com/

★ Improving Exam Performance in Introductory Biology through the Use of Preclass Reading Guides (Justin's paper on Reading Guides in CBE-Life Sciences) AandP.info/clu

★ Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide (book by Rich Felder and Rebecca Brent, both mentioned in this segment) geni.us/jP9tT

 

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Pulse of Progress: Looking Back, Moving Forward | TAPP 147


In Episode 147, host Kevin Patton reviews the highlights and events of the previous year in the world of The A&P Professor. He then turns to last year's predictions for teaching human anatomy and physiology to see if he was on the right track. Finally, predictions for the coming year are revealed. And lots of other stuff—this episode is two hours long, after all!

0:00:00 | Introduction
0:00:50 | Debrief: Topics, Stats, Reflections
0:21:28 | A Long, Long, Long Episode
0:23:05 | Debrief: More Reviewing & Reflecting
0:38:59 | Did I Get My Predictions Right?
0:50:22 | Textbook & Academic Authors Association
0:57:47 | Looking Ahead with New (Old) Predictions
1:10:49 | Brain Break
1:12:58 | A Couple More Predictions
1:24:50 | What's on TAPP?
1:26:20 | More New Predictions
1:44:47 | Let's Share
1:45:41 | Even More New Predictions
1:58:20 | Staying Connected


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Reflection is an essential part of learning. Debriefing after any experience is key to personal and professional growth. (Sharon Salzberg))

 

Debrief: Topics, Stats, Reflections

20.5 minutes

This segment begins our debriefing process by reflecting on the audience size (which a nearly impossible to measure), and quickly reviewing who we talked to and what we talked about over the last season. It turns out that many important and useful topics came up this season, including two episodes that sort of summarize all I've learned about teaching A&P over my decades-long career. And then there's that one weird episode that I snuck in at the beginning of the year, as the entry of AI into teaching and learning was suddenly on everyone's mind—when I'd intended to be doing last year's debriefing instead .

Podcast List (searchable list of all episodes of this podcast, including titles, topics, and links to each episode page) theAPprofessor.org/podlist

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Pulse of Progress: Looking Back, Moving Forward | TAPP 147 

A Long, Long, Long Episode

1.5 minutes

A brief "brain break" to talk about the fact that this episode is particularly long—and why. And how to manage listening to long podcast episodes.

★ Using chapters on Apple Podcasts (explains how to navigate segments [chapters] on Apple Podcasts; generally applies to any podcast player) AandP.info/5kp

 

Debrief: More Reviewing & Reflecting

13 minutes

Here, we talk about the value of feedback from listeners, particularly through the new and improved listener survey.

★ TAPP Listener Survey (a new and improved way to give feedback) theAPprofessor.org/survey
★ Want to be part of TAPP by being a guest? Go to theAPprofessor.org/bemypodcastguest and pick a convenient day and time. It's fun. Really.
★ Want to be a guest host or an occasional correspondent to the TAPP podcast? Think about it. It would be a blast, right? Contact me anytime to chat about it. Even if you don't know what you want to do, we can brainstorm together.
★ Temper Your Harsh Critic By Looking For A Podcast's Best Trick (this is a brief episode in which I was the guest host; it's aimed at podcasters, but the lesson I teach applies to teaching, too) AandP.info/nm5
★ The TAPPapp (a free app to listen to episodes of this podcast—and get bonus content such as PDF transcripts) search for it in your device's app store or go to theAPprofessor.org/TAPPapp
★ Check out the new graphics on the home page https://theAPprofessor.org and on the podcast landing page theAPprofessor.org/podcast
★ New social channels for The A&P Professor
★ ★ Threads threads.net/@theapprofessor
★ ★ Mastodon qoto.org/@theAPprofessor
★ ★ Bluesky bsky.app/profile/theapprofessor.org
★ ★ Reddit reddit.com/r/theAPprofessor/
★ ★ TikTok tiktok.com/@theapprofessor
★ ★ Substack theAPprofessor.substack.com/
★ The A&P Professor Science & Education Updates (free headlines and snippets of news stories of interest to A&P faculty) theAPprofessor.org/updates

 

Did I Get My Predictions Right?

16 minutes

In this segment, we briefly review the predictions made for 2023 to see if we got close on any of them.

Review a Year. Preview a Year. | Debriefing & Predictions | TAPP 132
★ Chatbot responses suggest that hypothetical biology questions are harder than realistic ones (the Crowther, et al. paper that I mentioned participating in) AandP.info/3rv
★ Test Question Templates Help Students Learn | TAPP 70
★ Micro-Credentials & Gamification in the A&P Course | Brown & Black Skin | Refresher Tests | TAPP 87
A Pre-A&P Course Improves Student Success in Anatomy & Physiology | TAPP 140 (discusses how I use badges in a course)
★ DEI Is Under Attack At Colleges And Universities (article from Forbes) AandP.info/8jr
★ The Chronicle of Higher Education Releases Updated DEI Legislation Tracker (press release describing monitoring 49 bills in 23 states) AandP.info/2x8
★ Walking Faculty Back from the Cliff (article from Inside Higher Ed) AandP.info/raw
★ A Look Back at College Closures and Merger (article from Inside Higher Ed) AandP.info/hdp

 

Textbook & Academic Authors Association

7.5 minutes

We take a brief pause to talk about the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) in which many A&P professors find helpful support and benefits. With a strongly supportive network of colleagues, TAA provides many resources and active, engaging opportunities for growth and network-forming. TAA meets the needs of those interested in creating textbooks, lab manuals, workbooks, and other learning resources, as well as those who focus on academic writing, such as journal articles, dissertations/theses, monographs, and scholarly or other nonfiction works.

Kevin explains a special deal to get started with TAA: To join for only $30, select a membership category at the TAA website and then, when you check out, use coupon code TAA20 if you're a graduate student, or TAA70 if you are a published or aspiring textbook or academic author or industry professional.

★ TAA website (explore to find the kinds of things that will help you grow in your academic writing adventures) taaonline.net/

 

Looking Ahead with New (Old) Predictions

13 minutes

The first four predictions (#1 through #4) for 2024 focus on AR, VR, AI, overreliance on technology, a widening digital divide, and decreasing lecture engagement and attendance.

★ Higher Education Solutions (from Verizon, but has many links to resources on using AR and VR in teaching and learning) AandP.info/c2g
★ Future Prospects and Considerations for AR and VR in Higher Education Academic Technology (article from Educause Review) AandP.info/u5e
★ The science events to watch for in 2024 (article from Nature that talks about advanced AI tools and other developments) AandP.info/9sy
★ Will AI replace the educator? (brief article gets to the heart of the matter) AandP.info/l0y
Is AI the Beginning or End of Learning? | TAPP 131
★ Dancing Organelles, AI Resources, Distracting Animations, Timed Tests & Micro-credentials | TAPP 138
★ The Human Microbial System | Episode 47 (includes the controversial segment Teachers vs. Robots)
★ 49 Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses | Episode 21
★ 49 MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses | Episode 22
★ EVEN MORE Tricks for Retention & Success in Online Courses | Episode 23
★ State of Student Success and Engagement in Higher Education (recent report from Instructure) AandP.info/ir9
★ Clickers

 

Brain Break

2 minutes

Kevin explains why he tries to break up long lectures. This is a long podcast, so it calls for such breaks.

★ Breaking Up a Lecture (brief explanation by Dirk Mateer) AandP.info/gc4
★ Lecture Breaks to Re-engage Students (brief video from McGill Science explains many different reasons why a brain break in a lecture is a good idea) AandP.info/jqr
★ Which Is Better, Active Learning or Lecture? It’s Not So Simple.(in case you are thinking that we don't need a break because we shouldn't be lecturing) AandP.info/n20
★ Playful & Serious Is the Perfect Combo for A&P | Episode 13
★ Krebs Cycle Horror Story | Anatomy Terms | TAPP 79 (includes example of a playful activity to better understand ATP phosphorylation)

 

A Couple More Predictions

12 minutes

Our next two predictions (#5 and #6) for 2024 involve expanding online/hybrid courses (really) and accompanying changes in textbooks and other learning resources. What do you think?

★ The Death of the Physical Textbook? 3 Accelerating Trends in #Edtech (article from BibliU) AandP.info/g1w
★ The Surprising Power of Digital Textbooks | TAPP 76
★ Just-In-Time Teaching | JiTT (resource about this technique from Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching) AandP.info/pco
Lecture Previews | Using Narrated Presentations to Prepare Students for Class (my seminar that explains how I've adapted just-in-time teaching to my own A&P courses)

 

What's on TAPP?

1.5 minutes

TAPP is the abbreviation of The A&P Professor. Where you are right now. A quick break to remind us of what's available online for this (or any) episode...and beyond!

★ Pulse of Progress: Looking Back, Moving Forward | TAPP 147 (the episode page for this episode)
★ Episode List (all the episodes, with main topics)
★ Education | Professional Development (the TAPP credentials page, with links to all the badges/certificates available)
★ Seminars (all the TAPP seminars, each available on-demand)

 

More New Predictions

18.5 minutes

In this segment, Kevin gives predictions #7, #8, and #9 regarding the ups and downs of taking an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning anatomy and physiology, micro-credentials and competency-based approaches, and the ups and downs of diversity, equity, and inclusion over the coming year. And we hear again from Mike Pascoe and Jerry Anzalone.

★ How Multidisciplinary Approach Can Shape The Future Of Innovation And Education (article from Forbes) AandP.info/j14
★ What is Competency-Based Education? (from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing) AandP.info/brg
★ What Competency-Based Education Means for Colleges (article from US News & World Report) AandP.info/4nn
Education | Professional Development (the TAPP credentials page, with links to all the badges/certificates available)
★ The One Teaching Strategy That Will Fix Your Anatomy & Physiology Course | TAPP 143 (includes my infamous rant about uniformity in A&P courses)
★ The Uncertainty Effect with Michelle Lazarus | TAPP 135
★ DEI Is Under Attack At Colleges And Universities (article from Forbes) AandP.info/8jr
★ The Chronicle of Higher Education Releases Updated DEI Legislation Tracker (press release describing monitoring 49 bills in 23 states) AandP.info/2x8
★ Deep Elaboration & Other Stories of Teaching Anatomy & Physiology | TAPP 136
★ Dissecting the Kenhub Atlas: Insights from Editor Mike Pascoe | TAPP 144
★ The Inclusive Anatomy & Physiology Course | Part 1 | TAPP 108
★ The Inclusive Anatomy & Physiology Course | Part 2 | 8 More Tips to Include All | TAPP 109
★ When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes (book by Yogi Berra) geni.us/AzcxHl

 

Let's Share

1 minute

This short break reminds us to share The A&P Professor experience with others.

Discover the TAPPapp
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theAPprofessor.org/podcast
theAPprofessor.org/listen

 

Even More New Predictions

12.5 minutes

Kevin's last three predictions (#10, #11, and #12) focus on faculty life (including input from Jerry Anzalone), science communication, and the evolution of how we position fibers in the story of the human body.

★ The Impact of The Gig Economy on Higher Education Marketing (article posted in LinkedIn) AandP.info/mpv
★ ‘The Gig Academy’ (review of a book about academic deprofessionalization and adjunctification) AandP.info/3u9
★ Walking Faculty Back from the Cliff (article from Inside Higher Ed) AandP.info/raw
★ Burnout! A Chat with Rebecca Pope-Ruark | TAPP 91
★ Cell Architecture (recent issue of Current Opinion in Cell Biology has many articles on the roles of fibers in the boy that underscore my prediction at the end of this segment) AandP.info/fvt

 

People

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Anatomy of Trust: Promoting Integrity in A&P Education | Winter Shorts | TAPP 146


Episode 146 of The A&P Professor podcast is one of our winter shorts, where I replay interesting segments from previous episodes. In this one, we discuss the importance of academic integrity in the Anatomy & Physiology course. We emphasize the need to incorporate discussions about integrity in the syllabus and course materials and share real-life examples of violations in the healthcare field. We highlight how dishonesty can have serious consequences and discuss strategies for prevention, such as using multiple test versions and unique topics for papers/projects. Providing examples of acceptable practices and discouraging unethical behavior foster a culture of integrity. We invite listeners to contribute their own strategies for promoting academic integrity.

00:00 | Introduction

01:07 | Academic Integrity in Anatomy & Physiology

29:39 | Modeling Professional Integrity

38:34 | Staying Connected

 


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Guess what? this is one of our winter shorts! Yep, that's right, it's a shorter-than-usual episode in which I present one or two, or maybe three or four, classic, evergreen segments from previous episodes that are remastered, reconstituted, and recycled for your listening and learning pleasure. But mainly it's to give me a break for self-care over the holiday season. We'll be back to our regular programming in late January.

 

Academic Integrity in Anatomy & Physiology

28.5 minutes

One way to approach “the cheating issue” in our courses is to promote a culture of academic honesty from the start. But how do we do that? Kevin shares some practical tips you can use for a comprehensive approach to creating and maintaining a culture of professional and academic integrity in your A&P courses (or any courses, really). This segment was first heard in Episode 25.

★ Promoting Academic Integrity in Our Course | Episode 25 (the original broadcast of this segment)

★ What the Best College Teachers Do (the Ken Bain book mentioned in this episode) geni.us/8AoG9QY

Syllabus Episodes (includes the syllabus episode mentioned several times in this podcast)

★ Academic Integrity (A special topic page at The A&P Professor website; includes additional information and links to resources)

★ Why be honest? (about academic integrity; for students) AandP.info/bed

★ Kevin’s Academic Integrity statement (This is a statement I have used in my course syllabi. You are welcome to adapt it according to your own course and institution’s needs. It’s an example to get you thinking about actively promoting honesty.) my-ap.us/2NiIQer

★ Kevin’ Academic Integrity Case Study handout/activity (This document is an example of an in-class activity that I use to promote discussion of academic integrity. It’s a handout used for small group discussions. You can adapt it to fit your needs, per the attribution/share-alike license enclosed in the document.) my-ap.us/2MRQv6t

★ Frank O’Neill @growgraymatter (Turn on your “Frank O’Neill filter.”) twitter.com/growgraymatter

★ Using copyrightable materials in teaching (Some good practical advice from the University of Minnesota Libraries. But ask your own librarians for help. And don’t forget, I’ve got an upcoming episode with an expert!) my-ap.us/2Ls92Si

Testing as Teaching (this seminar at The A&P Professor website shows you how I use Respondus test editor, one of many available test editors that can also easily produce multiple versions of a test)

★ Caring for Students Helps Them Succeed | Episode 19 (the episode where I focused on “that empathy thing”)

★ Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do about It (a book you might find to be helpful) geni.us/6D9LMC

★ Using Media in Our A&P Course | Advice From Barbara Waxer | Episode 28 (this is that "later" episode mentioned in this segment)

★ The Cheater! Academic Integrity in Remote Learning | TAPP 81

★ Is AI the Beginning or End of Learning? | TAPP 131 addresses issues regarding academic integrity

★ Even MORE Test Answers | Normal Body Temperature? | TAPP 101 includes some discussion of academic integrity

★ Please call in with your ideas and tips for promoting academic integrity:

1-833-LION-DEN or 1-833-546-6336

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Note that this segment was produced years before ChatGPT and similar chatbots existed. But the principles remain the same.

★ Is AI the Beginning or End of Learning? | TAPP 131 (an episode produced just as ChatGPT was rolling out and being discovered by students)

★ Can I use AI for my assignment? (example snippet from an integrity handout I used in a graduate program for training anatomy & physiology faculty that specifically address the use of AI tools) AandP.info/tbh

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Anatomy of Trust: Promoting Integrity in A&P Education | Winter Shorts | TAPP 146 

Modeling Professional Integrity

9.5 minutes

Greg Crowther, whose song was featured in episode 25, calls in with an important point about modeling professional integrity for students: we should always cite the work of others. Yikes, look at the trouble that MIT and other elite universities are having right now! Whether we are using material legally is a separate issue. If we tell students they are plagiarizing if they don’t cite others’ works, then we are hypocrites if we don’t model that behavior ourselves. This segment was first heard in Episode 26.

Kevin mentions some other benefits of consistently citing the work we use in our courses.

★ Modeling Professional Integrity | Episode 26 (the original broadcast of this episode)

★ The HAPI graduate program in which Kevin teaches AandP.info/rx4

★  Using Media in Our A&P Course; Advice From Barbara Waxer | Episode 28 (a media expert explains best practices)

★ Billionaire launches plagiarism detection effort against MIT president and all its faculty (article in Science about current issues) AandP.info/0iz

★ Plagiarism problems: What constitutes plagiarism? And do colleges take it seriously? (from the Teaching column in The Chronicle of Higher Education) AandP.info/02p

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AandP.info/eaq

 

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

A Tongue Twister's Guide to Mastering Anatomy Pronunciation | Winter Shorts | TAPP 145


Episode 145 of The A&P Professor podcast is one of our winter shorts, where I replay interesting segments from previous episodes. In this one, you'll hear about the trials and tribulations of teaching and learning pronunciations of anatomy and physiology terminology. Including why the instructor is ALWAYS correct!

00:00 | Introduction

01:07 | Variations in Anatomy & Physiology Pronunciations

10:24 | Say Anatomy & Physiology Terms Out Loud

20:30  | Staying Connected


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Guess what? this is one of our winter shorts! Yep, that's right, it's a shorter-than-usual episode in which I present one or two, or maybe three or four, classic, evergreen segments from previous episodes that are remastered, reconstituted, and recycled for your listening and learning pleasure. But mainly it's to give me a break for self-care over the holiday season. We'll be back to our regular programming in late January.

 

Variations in Anatomy & Physiology Pronunciations

9.5 minutes

Pronunciations in any language differ for a variety of reasons. This happens in A&P terminology, too. This segment was first heard in Episode 16.

★ How Do YOU Pronounce It? | Episode 16 (the original broadcast of this episode)

★ How do you pronounce it? (Kevin’s blog post on this topic) AandP.info/g1a★ Dorland’s Medical Dictionary (a respected standard) geni.us/HO3H

★ 4 ways to correctly pronounce anatomy terms (brief article with video from Kenhub) AandP.info/jj7

★ Brief Atlas of the Human Body and Quick Guide to the Language of Science and Medicine for Anatomy & Physiology (packaged with the Patton Anatomy & Physiology text, but available separately, includes pronunciation guidance) geni.us/qN4E

★ Kenneth S. Saladin (I mention Ken’s workshops on pronunciation) geni.us/ZJBk

Flashcards: Hidden Powers | Episode 58 and More Flashcards: Hidden Powers Unleashed | Episode 59 (using flashcards to learn pronunciation)

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Say Anatomy & Physiology Terms Out Loud

10 minutes

It sounds wacky, for sure, but students reading complex terms out loud before reading the textbook can helps speed up reading and improve comprehension. This segment was first heard in Episode 20.

★ Reading A&P Terms Out Loud Helps Reading Comprehension | Episode 20 (the original broadcast of this segment)

★ Reading Information Aloud to Yourself Improves Memory (article from Neuroscience News) AandP.info/hln

★ This time it’s personal: the memory benefit of hearing oneself (journal article in Memory) AandP.info/gg9

★ Reading Terms in A&P (post in The A&P Professor blog; has additional links to resources)AandP.info/qr8

★ Reading Scientific Terms (post in The A&P Student blog; you can provide this link to students) AandP.info/q5v

★ Word Lists Help Students Build Their Mental Lexicon (post in the Patton Anatomy & Physiology blog) AandP.info/1rq

★ Say It Out Loud 18 Times (post in o-log-y blog)AandP.info/eaq

 

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Thursday, December 14, 2023

Dissecting the Kenhub Atlas: Insights from Editor Mike Pascoe | TAPP 144


Mike Pascoe joins host Kevin Patton in Episode 144 to chat about Mike's experience in editing the new Kenhub Atlas of Human Anatomy. We go behind the scenes to see how this new kind of anatomy atlas was developed. Let's see how those decisions get made and how the learning perspective gets incorporated into anatomy manuals. And we explore diverse representation in anatomy images and why we won't find any eponyms in this atlas. We also have a brief remembrance of our friend David Allard.

00:00 | Introduction

00:45 | Remembering David Allard

04:25 | Introducing Mike Pascoe

06:12 | A New Take on the Human Atlas

19:00 | Debriefing and Predictions Ahead

19:55 | Creating Books

34:25 | Your New Thing

35:44 | More Features of the New Atlas

47:27 | Staying Connected

 


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The light of the heart is hidden in a drop of blood. (Rumi)

 

Remembering David Allard

3.5 minutes

In this segment, Kevin reflects on the recent passing of a friend and colleague, David Allard of Texas A&M University-Texarkana, who was an exceptional educator and human being. Kevin finds inspiration from David's generosity and commitment to his students and peers.

Muscle: A Gripping Story by Roy Meals | TAPP 142 (mentioned in this segment)

The One Teaching Strategy That Will Fix Your Anatomy & Physiology Course | TAPP 143 (where I talk about generosity in teaching)

★ Longtime Texarkana College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana biology professor David Allard dies (from Texarkana Gazette) AandP.info/qll

★ Dr David Allard Memorial Service 11-30-23 youtu.be/Gi2ZunUtMxk

★ Two new species of sand-burrowing amphipods of the genus Haustorius Müller, 1775 (Amphipoda: Haustoriidae) from the northwestern Gulf of Mexico (journal article in Zootaxa by David Allard's former student Zachary Hancock, who named one of the new species after David [Haustorius allardi]) AandP.info/rzp

★ Dr. David & Ellen Allard Endowment Scholarship (in case you want to make a donation in David's memory) tamut.edu/give/index.html

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Dissecting the Kenhub Atlas: Insights from Editor Mike Pascoe | TAPP 144 

Introducing Mike Pascoe

2 minutes

In this segment, we introduce the guest for the episode, Mike Pascoe, who is an associate professor of anatomy at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Mike is involved in developing and delivering anatomy curricula to various student groups and has a research interest in innovative learning approaches. He's the editor of a new learning resource, the Kenhub Atlas of Human Anatomy.

★ Here is a single link with everything about the new atlas in it: linktr.ee/kenhubatlas

★ Additional links:

★ ★ www.kenhub.com/en/atlas-of-human-anatomy

★ ★ www.goodreads.com/book/show/200471864

★ The A&P Professor Book Club (our own recommendation of the new atlas) theAPprofessor.org/kenhub-atlas

 

A New Take on the Human Atlas

13 minutes

Editor Mike Pascoe describes his new Kenhub Atlas of Human Anatomy. First, we look at the relationship of the innovative, disruptive Kenhub website and this new print manual. Mike mentions how Kenhub often ranks high in web searches and how they aim to make their atlas concise and lead readers to a larger library of materials using QR code scanning. The convenience and accessibility of QR codes, easily scanned with smartphones, and the pocket-sized form factor of the atlas, making it easy to carry around in a lab setting.

 

Debriefing and Predictions Ahead

1 minute

Coming soon will be our annual debriefing episode that features predictions for anatomy and physiology teaching in the coming year ahead. What are your predictions or concerns for the next year? What are you excited about? Why not share your thoughts?

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★ Review a Year. Preview a Year. | Debriefing & Predictions | TAPP 132

 

Creating Books

14.5 minutes

In this segment, we shift the conversations toward the process of creating a textbook or atlas and the many design considerations that happen behind the scenes. We discuss inclusion and diversity in both art representation and in anatomic terminology.

★ Weight Stigma! The Difficult Cadaver | Journal Club Episode | TAPP 93 (an episode where Krista Rompolski discusses weight bias)

★ Preview of Kenhub atlas linktr.ee/kenhubatlas

The Eponym Episode | Using Modern Terminology | Episode 40

More on Eponyms in A&P Terminology | Episode 41

★ NOMENs land: The place of eponyms in the anatomy classroom (article from Anatomical Science Education) AandP.info/36s

 

Your New Thing

1.5 minutes

Do you have book or article or project that you want to share with other anatomy and physiology faculty? Or maybe your experience trying new things in your course? Or an interesting story or experience? Here's your forum for doing that!  Contact me if you want to be part of this podcast!

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Using the New Atlas

11.5 minutes

Mike Pascoe rounds out the discussion of his Kenhub Atlas of Human Anatomy by listing some of its essential features and the things that make it a unique resource for the study of human anatomy. 

 

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Thursday, November 2, 2023

The One Teaching Strategy That Will Fix Your Anatomy & Physiology Course | TAPP 143


In episode 143 of The A&P Professor podcast for anatomy and physiology faculty, host Kevin Patton uncovers the super-secret, single, ultimate teaching strategy you need to keep your course tuned up and effective. He also revisits the "out there" transducer model of the brain and suggests a connection with a recent discovery supporting quantum wave activity in brain cell microtubules. Yes, quantum waves in the microtubules. Kevin also clarifies and expands on those wacky "extra" courses he described in Episodes 140 and 141.

00:00 | Introduction

00:51 | Clarifying Kevin's Wacky Supplemental Courses

15:50 | Quantum Activity in Brain Microtubules?

28:15 | Could There Be More Than One Strategy?

34:29 | The TAPP Hotline

35:11 | There Really Is Only One Strategy

48:00 | Staying Connected


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Clarifying Kevin's Wacky Supplemental Courses

15 minutes

In this segment, Kevin clarifies nuances from Episodes 140 & 141. He dives into the evolution of his "wacky grading" approach and reflects on the significance of end-of-semester debriefings—then explores the impact of badges within a courses. Kevin also uncovers the value of persistence, confidence-building, and teacher generosity.

★ A Pre-A&P Course Improves Student Success in Anatomy & Physiology | TAPP 140
★ Study Courses Supercharge Anatomy & Physiology Success | TAPP 141
★ Ungrading With Standards-Based Grading | A Chat With Staci Johnson | TAPP 106
★ Course Materials in AP 1 Supplement in Ep 141  my-ap.us/AP1suppCourseMaterial
★ End-of-Term Reviews Help Keep Your Course on Track | Episode 17 (introduces the idea of debriefing at the end of the semester)
★ Still Moving Our Course to Remote| Episode 65 (about being present to students)

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The One Teaching Strategy That Will Fix Your Anatomy & Physiology Course | TAPP 143 

Quantum Activity in Brain Microtubules?

12.5 minutes

In a previous episode, Kevin introduced the "transducer model" of the brain, comparing it to a mobile phone accessing external servers. In this segment, he briefly explains the "Orch OR" theory that proposes consciousness occurs as quantum waves in the microtubules of brain neurons. Quantum properties such as superposition could explain how the brain works as a transducer. Recent investigation counters the argument that quantum waves would break down in the warm, wet microtubules.

★ Thinking New Thoughts about the Human Brain | TAPP 139
★ Consciousness in the universe: A review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory (Section 5.1. Quantum computing in the brain from an article in the journal Physics of Life Reviews) AandP.info/vzy
★ Sir Roger Penrose & Dr. Stuart Hameroff: CONSCIOUSNESS AND THE PHYSICS OF THE BRAIN (YouTube video; more than you ever wanted to know about this topic) AandP.info/w76
★ Your Very Own Consciousness Can Interact With the Whole Universe, Scientists Believe (recent report from Popular Mecanics) AandP.info/eqg
★ Electronic Energy Migration in Microtubules (from the journal ACS Central Science) AandP.info/1su
★ Quantum Physics Could Finally Explain Consciousness, Scientists Say (a previous report from Popular Mechanics) AandP.info/mjm

 

Could There Be More Than One Strategy?

6 minutes

A&P instructors often wonder if their courses need a revamp. While no universal teaching strategy guarantees success, the art of teaching lies in choosing the right mix of time-tested and modern techniques. Drawing from personal experiences, Kevin highlights the journey of discovering, adapting, and refining various strategies to boost student outcomes.

★ An Effective Instructional Strategies Approach in Higher Education: A Pilot Investigation (study from International Journal of Higher Education) AandP.info/iol
★ Top 6 Teaching Strategies Adopted By Higher-ed Institutions Post-Covid AandP.info/9mp
★ Top 10 evidence-based teaching strategies AandP.info/ng0 

 

The TAPP Hotline

0.5 minutes

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There Really Is Only One Strategy

13 minutes

Addressing the quest for the single, ultimate course-fix strategy, the emphasis is on flexibility in continually trying new things to improve a course. From age-old techniques to fresh, experimental approaches, being open to all strategies is really that "one" key to teaching and student success. Uniformity demanded by rigid course templates or official, designated courses can be limiting to course and instructor improvement over time—and can be harmful (such as failing to nurture uncertainty tolerance).

★ Dramatic music Copyright © 2011 Varazuvi™

★ Online Testing Effectiveness Data | Turning My Gray Hair Brown | TAPP 102

★ The Uncertainty Effect with Michelle Lazarus | TAPP 135

 

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Muscle: A Gripping Story by Roy Meals | TAPP 142


Get pumped up for Episode 142, where we have the honor of hosting Dr. Roy Meals, the musculoskeletal maestro! 💪 We're gonna flex our curiosity muscles and explore every nook and cranny of his latest masterpiece, Muscle: The Gripping Story of Strength and Movement. This episode's so dynamic, you might need a protein shake afterward!

  • 0:00:00 | Introduction
  • 0:01:13 | Re-Introducing Dr. Roy Meals
  • 0:04:08 | Muscle Strain & Why We Train
  • 0:13:53 | What Sword Swallowing Teaches Us About Muscle
  • 0:24:49 | Muscle Stories: Learning Should Be Fun
  • 0:38:48 | Staying Connected

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Muscles are in a most intimate and peculiar sense the organs of the will. They have built all the roads, cities and machines in the world, written all the books, spoken all the words, and, in fact done everything that man has accomplished with matter. Character might be in a sense defined as a plexus of motor habits. (G. Stanley Hall)

 

Re-Introducing Dr. Roy Meals

3 minutes

This segment reacquaints us with Dr. Roy Meals, who previously joined us for a chat about his book about bones back in Episode 82. An orthopedic surgeon and clinical educator, has been turning his talents to creating interesting books about the skeletomuscular aspects of human anatomy and physiology.

★ Roy A. Meals (biography) my-ap.us/2UyHrpy

Bones: Inside and Out—A Chat with Dr. Roy Meals | TAPP 82 (previous episode with Roy Meals)

★ The A&P Professor Book Club | Bones: Inside and Out (read a review, link to booksellers, earn a credential!)

★ Doctors Demystify (Dr. Meals's online mini-courses) AandP.info/mlj

★ Thanks to listener Dr. David Allard, who started me on the path to connecting with Dr. Meals.

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Muscle: A Gripping Story by Roy Meals | TAPP 142 

Muscle Strain & Why We Train

9.5 minutes

Join Kevin Patton and Dr. Roy Meals in this segment as they reunite and discuss Roy's new book about muscles. They begin by unravelling the mysteries of muscle health and strength. In this captivating conversation, you'll learn why muscles don't actually "tear" and discover the multifaceted benefits of strength training. Get ready to challenge your preconceptions!

★ Muscle: The Gripping Story of Strength and Movement (the book we're discussing in this episode) geni.us/Bv5fpQU

★ The A&P Professor Book Club | Musle: The Gripping Story of Strength and Movement (read a review, link to booksellers, earn a credential!)

★ The Silent Teacher Special | Episode 49 (where Kevin first discusses training to be a body donor)

 

What Sword Swallowing Teaches Us About Muscle

11 minutes

In this segment, Roy and Kevin delve into the unusual art of sword swallowing and how it relates to the role of smooth muscles in the body. Dr. Meals also highlights the underappreciated significance of smooth muscles and their prevalence throughout the body. The conversation touches on the cardiac muscle's incredible durability, as well as the remarkable adaptations of tails in various animals.

★ How to Survive Swallowing a Sword (brief video on what is meant by "sword swallowing") AandP.info/v0v

★ Hadji Ali (clip from a Laurel & Hardy movie showing famed spouter [regurgitation artist], an example of something Roy brings up in this segment) AandP.info/fsm

 

Muscle Stories: Learning Should Be Fun

14 minutes

Dr. Roy Meals and Kevin Patton discuss teaching strategies used in Dr. Meals' book on muscles, focusing on storytelling and making learning enjoyable. They emphasize the importance of clear and engaging communication in teaching complex concepts. Dr. Meals shares how teaching helps him clarify his own understanding, and Patton expresses gratitude for the practical teaching resources provided in Roy's muscle book.

★ Link to Roy's blog, Muscle and Bone aboutbone.com/ or muscleandbone.info

 

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