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

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Release Date: 11/02/2023

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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

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What's your favorite teaching strategy or combination of strategies for the anatomy and physiology course?

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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).

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