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The A&P Professor

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Explore human anatomy and physiology (A&P) teaching and learning with host Kevin Patton. An experienced professor, textbook author, and mentor, Kevin is a recognized leader in A&P teaching. The A&P Professor builds on the practical approach taken in Kevin's popular blogs, newsletters, and websites. … read more


How Our Students Address Us | Episode 44

Host Kevin Patton discusses how students address professors, semi-identical twins, sorting student papers, using stickers, and more.

00:43 | Right and Left, Oh My!
04:22 | Sponsored by HAPS
06:11 | Semi-Identical Twins
12:33 | Sponsored by AAA
12:52 | Sorting Student Papers
17:50 | Stickers? Really?
24:24 |  Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program
24:59 | Featured: How Students Address Us
42:43 | Hearing from YOU

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For once, maybe someone will call me "Sir," without adding "'re making a scene."
(Homer Simpson)


1 | Right and Left, Oh My!

3.5 minutes

In Episode 43 (the previous full episode), I mistakenly swapped my "left" and "right" when describing situs inversus in a body donor from the 1800s. Oops. I corrected it later in the audio file, but the corrected audio may not play in all platforms.

This mistake does bring up how easy it is to get even the simple stuff wrong without realizing that's what's coming out of our mouth! Yikes.


2 | Sponsored by HAPS

2 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. AND mention your appreciation to the HAPS leadership while you are at the conference—or anytime that you communicate with them.

Anatomy & Physiology Society

Kevin’s Unofficial Guide to the HAPS Annual Conference | 2019 Edition | Episode 42

Check out Kevin's workshop on Running Concept Lists!



3 | Semi-Identical Twins

6.5 minutes

Semi-identical twinning, where two sperm and one egg unite to form two offspring, both sharing 100% identical maternal genome but not sharing an identical paternal genome. Also called sesquizygotic twinning (a term not used in the podcast), there's more to it than Kevin could discuss here, so check out the resources:

  • Semi-identical twins 'identified for only the second time' (plain English summary)
  • Molecular Support for Heterogonesis Resulting in Sesquizygotic Twinning (full article from New England Journal of Medicine; includes diagrams and video)
  • Sesquizygous Twinning (NEJM animated video summary)
  4 | Sponsored by AAA

0.5 minute

The searchable transcript for this episode, as well as the captioned audiogram of this episode, are sponsored by The American Association of Anatomists (AAA) at Their big meeting is in April at the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting in Orlando FL. Check it out!


5 | Sorting Student Papers

5 minutes

A simple, inexpensive accordion file folder can make recording of grades (exams, reports, assignments) easier, quicker, and more accurate.

NOTE: If you have the free TAPP APP installed on your iOS (Apple) device, Android device, or Kindle Fire, then you can access the BONUS video that demonstrates this technique.


6| Stickers? Really?

6.5 minutes

Yeah, kindergarten teachers put stickers on student papers to motivate them. But this minimalist form of "gamification" can help motivate college and university students, too. Try it! It's cheap and easy. If it doesn't motivate your students, at least it will make your course's culture a bit more fun and positive, right?


7| Sponsored by HAPI Online Graduate Program

0.5 minute

The Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction—the MS-HAPI—is graduate program for A&P teachers. A combination of science courses (enough to qualify you to teach at the college level) and courses in instructional practice, this program helps you power up  your teaching. Kevin Patton is a faculty member in this program. Check it out!

There will be a HAPI table in the Exhibit Hall at the 2019 HAPS Annual Conference. Stop by and say hi!


8 | How Our Students Address Us

17.5 minutes

A conversation with Mike Pascoe got me to thinking about different preferences we have for how we want our students to address us. Professor? Mr. or Ms.? Doctor? or just Kevin. As long as they don't call me late for dinner, eh?

There's more to this question than meets the eye (and ear)!

  • Some different takes on this:
    • Do You Make Them Call You ‘Professor’? | Why I began to rethink my views on classroom decorum (opinion article)
    • Doctor, Professor or 'Hey, You'? (opinon article)
  • Weigh in now (while it's still up) on Twitter: What do you prefer that your students call you?


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Sponsors   Transcript and captions for this episode are supported by the  American Association of Anatomists.     The Human Anatomy & Physiology Society  also provides marketing support for this podcast.     Distribution of this episode is supported by  NYCC's online graduate program in  Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (HAPI)   Clicking on sponsor links  helps let them know you appreciate their support of this podcast!   Referrals also help defray podcasting expenses.  Amazon TextExpander Snagit & Camtasia The A&P Professor Logo Items   Follow The A&P Professor on  Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, Nuzzel, Tumblr, or Instagram!  



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