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.”

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. 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 “sage on the stage” [...]

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 [...]

New Book! Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty

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 finally announce the release of my new book Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty (Magna Publications)! Many of you know I spent most of the summer writing nonstop so the book would [...]

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 the most frequently asked questions 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 summer series I published in Faculty Focus.  If you've been reading my blog for awhile, 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 [...]

3 Ways You Can Use Index Cards to FLIP Your Class: Another “Unplugged” Flipped Strategy

Use index cards to flip your class, increase engagement, and improve student learning. Index cards are an "unplugged" flipped strategy to use in any class. Sometimes, a tool as simple as an index card can be an excellent way to flip your class, increase engagement, and improve student learning. Index cards are readily available, adaptable to any learning environment, and can be used for to both involve students and assess learning. And, since index cards [...]

Avoid These Five Rookie Mistakes When Flipping Your Class

There’s so much buzz about the flipped classroom model. From K-12 to higher education settings, from corporate training to continuing education, instructors around the world are talking about how to use inverted instructional design to engage students and improve the learning experience. It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement! However, as I travel across the U.S. and speak with educators, it’s not uncommon for me to hear: "I tried it and it didn’t [...]

What should I know before I FLIP my class?

I’m just beginning to think about integrating active learning and flipped course design. What should I know before I FLIP my class? I’m glad you’re taking a moment to think carefully about how to integrate these ideas you’re your classes. You’ll save time and frustration by following a few guidelines and learning from the advice of other faculty who have successfully integrated the FLIP into their classes. First, remember, in my work the FLIP means [...]

What can I do about student resistance?

Many of my students resist active learning. They don’t seem to understand the value of this type of learning experience. What can I do? It helps to first try to understand why students are showing resistance. It could be because of assumptions they are bringing with them based on previous negative experiences with active learning. However, student resistance often comes from a place of confusion or fear. They may be uncertain about this type of [...]