Barbi Honeycutt

About Dr. Barbi Honeycutt

Dr. Barbi Honeycutt is a speaker, scholar, and author. She shares ideas and creates resources to support educators in creating engaging learning environments. She is the founder of FLIP It Consulting in Raleigh, NC, and an adjunct professor. The “FLIP” means to “Focus on your Learners by Involving them in the Process.”

You Don’t Have to Use Technology in the Flipped Classroom: 25 Unplugged Strategies Developed by Faculty

You don’t have to use technology in the flipped classroom. You might not realize this since nearly every conversation about flipped learning emphasizes technology.  Video recorded lectures, podcast interviews, in-class response systems, voiceover PowerPoint slides, screencasts, collaborative spreadsheets, interactive whiteboards, infographics, USBs, DVDs…it seems there’s a tech tool for any kind of learning activity you can think of for your flipped classroom! If you’re going to think about how to flip without technology, one of [...]

Teaching Experience Is Your Greatest Competitive Advantage: Sharpening Your Communication Skills

This is the second article in an ongoing series examining how the skills you gain when you teach are valuable to any position in any profession.  In this article, we'll focus on communication skills. In the first article, I encouraged you to take advantage of opportunities to teach when you’re in graduate school or working in a postdoc position. I shared a list of 10 transferable skills in teaching. As a reminder, here’s the list: The [...]

Transferable Skills in Teaching: Teaching experience can be your greatest competitive advantage

Welcome to the new section of my blog dedicated to professional development for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. You’re the Next Generation of scholars, leaders, faculty members, educators, speakers, and entrepreneurs! I’m excited for the journey ahead of you and I hope you are too! For more than a decade, I worked at a research university developing programs and services specifically for graduate students and postdocs who wanted to learn how to teach and how [...]

FLIP It with Timelines! 3 Ways to Use Timelines as a Teaching Strategy to Engage Students

Here are seven benefits and three ways you can use timelines as a teaching strategy to engage students and improve learning. A timeline is, “a linear representation of important events in the order in which they occurred” (Dictionary.com). However, when you think about using timelines as a flipped strategy, I’d like to challenge you to expand this definition. Think of all the ways students can organize course content in any kind of order. They can [...]

What if We Flipped Faculty Development?

What if we flipped faculty development? Last fall, I facilitated a pre-conference workshop at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference in Atlanta.  The title of the workshop was, “Don’t Waste a Minute of Class Time: How to Use Focusing Activities in the Flipped Classroom.” Faculty participated in ten different focusing activities throughout the 3-hour workshop, so it was a very engaging and interactive session. All of the participants were involved, engaged, and on task. But, it's [...]

Teaching in the Flipped Classroom: The Yin and Yang

Teaching in the flipped classroom can pull you in opposite directions, like "yin and yang." You have to plan and be flexible. You have to be in control but learn to let go. Preparing and facilitating learning experiences in the flipped classroom is different from preparing and delivering a lecture. Your role changes from organizing talking points and delivering content to organizing activities and facilitating the learning process. Often, it’s described as moving from the [...]

FLIP Your Class with Sticky Notes! 3 Unplugged Teaching Strategies for the Flipped Classroom

Recently, I’ve been exploring the idea of using “unplugged” teaching strategies to engage your students and improve learning in flipped classrooms. Sometimes it’s nice to close the lids on our laptops, put down the clicker, and step away from the PowerPoint© slides. When we unplug the devices, we can create new ways for students to connect with each other, with us, and with the course material. In a related post, I shared an article on [...]

Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty

Q: Where can I find practical advice about flipping the college classroom? A:  We're finally starting to see more peer-reviewed journal articles related to flipping college classrooms. But, there's still a need for practical, "how to" resources to help faculty think about how to implement the flipped model. That's why I'm so excited to announce the release of my book Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty (Magna Publications, 2016). Many of you know [...]

5 Must-Read Blog Posts Every Instructor Should Read Before Flipping a Class

As I write this post, it's the beginning of fall semester. Fall is really our "new" year!  It's the perfect time to take a look through the archives and see which articles have been most helpful for faculty who are thinking about flipping a class. If you are just starting to think about flipping your class, or if you’ve already tried it and want to make a few adjustments, here are the top five most [...]

Addressing FAQs About the Flipped Classroom in Higher Education

Each of these articles addresses one of the most frequently asked questions about the flipped classroom in higher education. The articles were published as part of a series I published in Faculty Focus.  If you've been following my blog, you know I define the flipped classroom a little differently than most scholars. In my work, the FLIP means to Focus on your Learners by Involving them in the Process. It's about more than assigning students videos [...]