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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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Mar 25, 2020

We lighten our loads and learn to be present with our students as host Kevin Patton continues sharing lessons learned from his own failures and successes in moving from on-campus to distance education. A supportive voice for a troubled time.

0:00:48 | The Emergency Continues
0:07:06 | Sponsored by AAA
0:07:46 | New Skills for New Situations
0:23:05 | Sponsored by HAPI
0:23:53 | Being Present
0:33:49 | Sponsored by HAPS
0:34:29 | Leaner Is Meaner
0:43:10 | More Tips
0:59:27 | Facing the Lion
1:04:17 | Staying Connected

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Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher. (Parker Palmer)

The Emergency Continues

6.5 minutes

Another 19 tips in this episode, adding to two previous episodes on how to quickly move our on-campus course to remote instruction.

Episode 65


Sponsored by AAA

0.5 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

AAA logo


New Skills for New Situations

15.5 minutes

If we are using web meeting software or webinars, this gives a great opportunity to develop professional skills for students to carry with them through to their careers.

20: Keep your lab coat handy.
21: Teach students web meeting/webinar skills

  • Communication, Clarity, & Medical Errors | Episode 55 (discussion of professionalism)
  • More on Spelling, Case, & Grammar | Episode 56 (discussion of professionalism)
  • ‘Zoombombing’ Attacks Disrupt Classes (article discussing the importance of familiarizing yourself with the settings in your web meeting platform to avoid intrusive and offensive interruption)
    • How to Keep the Party Crashers from Crashing Your Zoom Event (post from Zoom on how to manage settings for safety)
  • Web Meeting & Webinar Skills (student handout you can use or adapt for your course)
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    • Getting the TAPP app
    • The TAPP app is an easy way to share this podcast
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  • 5-minutes to a Great Virtual Meeting Experience (Steve Stewart's video summarizing what he's learned about doing web meetings. You can share this with your students, too.)



Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

0.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is a graduate program for A&P teachers. 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 power up  your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

NYCC Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction


Being Present

10 minutes

Being present is always important, but especially now.

23: Be accessible
25: Think about faces. But not too much.
26: Help students navigate campus-wide changes and community resources



Sponsored by HAPS

0.5 minutes

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. Don't forget the HAPS Awards, which provide assistance for participating in the HAPS Annual Conference.

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Leaner Is Meaner

8.5 minutes

Less is more is a start. But really, even less is even more. And asynchronous is better than synchronous.

27: Even less is even more
28: Forget seat time

reading a book


More Tips

16.5 minute

29: Look at stuff
30: Stay inside your LMS
31: Audio/video feedback
32: Snippet library
33: Wear your customer-service hat
34: Open an office
35: Resist Jedi mind tricks.
36: Build a team

playful and serious


Facing the Lion

5 minutes

37: Face the lion.
38: Cross disciplines
39: I am not alone.



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