We faculty rarely talk about how to use textbooks effectively. Not with each other, not with students, not with anybody. And we've probably not ever had any training in how to use what is a key tool in teaching and learning the typical A&P course. This episode solves that problem!
00:00 | Introduction
00:46 | More Textbook Tricks
03:20 | Transparency
06:46 | Sponsored by AAA
08:04 | Read and Raid
12:46 | Sponsored by HAPI
14:17 | Honor The Textbook
32:44 | Sponsored by HAPS
34:28 | (You) Read The Textbook
39:44 | Teach Your Students How to Read Textbooks
49:26 | Loving & Learning About Textbooks
51:16 | Staying Connected
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More Textbook Tricks
In Episode 94, I discussed the reasons why our A&P textbooks often seem to be too large. In this episode, I return to the scene of the crime to discuss some other aspects of how we look at our textbooks and how we use them.
★ Your Textbook is a Mitten, Not a Glove (Kevin's brief article mentioned in this segment) https://my-ap.us/2E0sZP1
READ and RAID your textbook (Kevin's brief article for students on a useful approach to using their A&P textbook) my-ap.us/2P3KuBZ
★ Selling your textbook? (Kevin's brief article for students on why they need to keep their A&P textbook—to access that "extra content" in their later courses & career) my-ap.us/3g8Q9Fm
In Episode 51, I discussed why we should be transparent with students about how and why we do things in our course. In this episode, I apply that principle to the A&P textbook.
Sponsored by AAA
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Don't forget—HAPS members get a deep discount on AAA membership!
Read and Raid
In Episode 75, I briefly explained the "read and raid" principle of using textbooks briefly, when discussing how it can be applied to the course syllabus. Here, I discuss the original notion of read and raid by discussion how it works in the A&P textbook.
Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
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Honor The Textbook
If we want to model professional behavior, we can voice any disagreements we have with our course textbook without resorting to disagreeable "hating" on the textbook. And we should remember to give feedback to the authors when we find mistakes or other issues. That's the kind of professional we want to be, right?
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(You) Read The Textbook
We should read the textbook every time we teach. It's a habit that pays big dividends for teaching and learning.
★ Stiff! The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (book mentioned here as being an upcoming selection of the HAPS Book Club has also been listed in The A&P Professor Book Club) theapprofessor.org/bookclub.html#badge-B019
Teach Your Students How to Read Textbooks
Reading a textbook requires a strategy. We are in a position to help our students find their strategy by using metacognition and available published textbook strategies.
★ Reading Strategies: Reading the Textbook (Kevin's page for A&P students that you can link to from your course) lionden.com/reading.htm
★ The A&P Student Reading Strategies (collection of posts from Kevin's blog for A&P students) theAPstudent.blogspot.com/search/label/reading
Loving & Learning About Textbooks
There's a lot more to a textbook than most of us think. What I mean is that we ought to think more about how to best use our course textbook and how to best coach our students in learning from their A&P textbook.
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