Peru State College (Math)
Des Moines University (MD)
In my first life, I practiced podiatry making use of anatomy and physiology in a very practical way. For 18 years I taught patients how and why their feet "failed" them and how to correct those problems.
I then taught anatomy and physiology at a state college, incorporating my life experiences in the lesson plans. My students learned to assimilate anatomy and/or physiology with chemistry, genetics and more.
My teaching style involves a variety of tools including mnemonics, games, repetition, case studies and basically whatever it takes to get the message across.Case studies are very effective in helping students incorporate this material. I always say, "I don't care what it takes to learn the material as long as you learn it." Learning and understanding are different than memorizing and I place little emphasis on memorization and regurgitation. Most anatomy and physiology students are going into medicine, and need to be able to read body language; because of this, I incorporate different body types and reactions along with the course work.
Using student feedback, I try to tailor my teaching to individual styles.
Because I feel the student should be self motivated, I expect notification of cancellation of appointments. Students can expect honest and straightforward feedback regarding progress and knowledge.
I'm looking forward to helping students digest and use the amazing amount of material that is our human body. In my first life, I practiced podiatry making use of anatomy and physiology in a very practical way. For 18 years I taught patients how and why their feet "failed" them and how to correct those problems.
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