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The A&P Professor Podcast
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Content updates and teaching advice for teachers of human anatomy & physiology (A&P) from professor, author, and mentor Kevin Patton. 

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Apr 16, 2018

 Kevin explains why the term meatus is weird (hint: it's the plural form). The topic of storytelling in teaching continues with an emphasis on playfulness and the use of analogies (especially playful analogies).

Why the term meatus is weird. (3 min)
Convenient ways to subscribe to TAPP Radio. (2 min)
Playfulness and analogies have a role in storytelling. (14 min)

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(0:46) The term meatus is properly pluralized as meatus or meatuses (not meati)

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(5:19) The previous episode (TAPP 12) explained Kevin's view that effective A&P teachers are good storytellers. This episode "continues the story" by discussing analogies. Analogies can be stories that help students understand complex concepts. Sometimes, they are most effective when they are playful, which helps engage students and makes the stories easy to remember. Kevin relates his use of "phosphorylation frogs" in a story that can be referred to every time ATP generation comes up in the course. What are the pros and cons of using analogies?

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