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.”

Find Time to FLIP! Here are 3 Flipped Strategies You Can Do in 10 Minutes or Less

Here are 3 flipped strategies you can do in 10 minutes or less to engage students and improve learning.   No time to read the whole article right now? Click below to download the complete article (pdf) which includes two bonus strategies. Get the Bonus Article! Click here for 5 flipped strategies you can do in 10 minutes or less. The most frequently reported barrier for faculty who want to integrate flipped and active learning strategies [...]

FREE TEMPLATES: How to Create a Flipped Lesson Plan

It's important to have a plan for any lesson you want to FLIP. Without a plan, you risk creating a flipped learning experience that is chaotic, disjointed, or disorganized. While you do want a flipped classroom that is dynamic, interactive, and engaging, you do NOT want to create confusion, increase frustration, or feel out of control. That's why it's important to take the time to plan a lesson, especially in flipped and active learning classrooms. [...]

FREE WHITEPAPER! How to Encourage Students to DO the Pre-Class Work

Here's an excerpt from my newest whitepaper "10 Strategies to Encourage Students to Actually DO the Pre-Class Work in Flipped and Active Learning Classes."   "How do I get my students to actually DO the pre-class work in flipped and active learning classrooms?" I have been traveling across the U.S. since 2011 leading workshops for educators from every type of higher education institution. From small private liberal arts colleges to large research universities, this is, by far, [...]

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” ( 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 [...]