TAPP Radio Episode 13
Playful & Serious Is the Perfect Combo for A&P
0:46 | The term meatus is a weird word
3:31 | Convenient ways to subscribe
5:19 | Featured topic: playfulness and analogies in storytelling
1 | Meatus is a Weird Word
The term meatus is properly pluralized as meatus or meatuses (not meati)
- Meatus | Weird Word (post explaining meatus from o-log-y the terminology blog)
- Meatus as a fourth-declension noun (page from a terminology text)
2 | Subscribing is Easy
There are a lot of options for convenient listening to this podcast!
- Subscribe page (links and directions on how to subscribe to this podcast)
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3 | Playfulness & Seriousness
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?
- Storytelling is the Heart of Teaching A&P | TAPP Radio 12 (where the story of storytelling in A&P begins)
- Frog pop-ups (toys similar to those described by Kevin in this episode)
- Books by John Dewey (book sales help pay for podcast expenses)
- Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching Any Subject (book that addresses many issues, including English-language learners)
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