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.”

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 [...]

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

Here are three ways you can use index cards to flip your class, increase engagement, and improve student learning. Index cards are an "unplugged" flipped strategy you can 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 [...]

Avoid These Five Rookie Mistakes When Flipping Your Class

If you're thinking about flipping your class, or if you're making adjustments in the way you implement the flipped model, avoid these five rookie mistakes to create a successful experience for you and your students. 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 [...]

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 in the flipped classroom?

What can I do about student resistance? Many students don't see the value of the flipped classroom and active learning strategies.  Student resistance is one of the most frustrating parts of the flipped classroom. If students don't see the value in the process, then they will not complete the pre-class work and they may not engage in the activities you have planned during class time. It helps to first try to understand why students are [...]

Where can I find ideas for new teaching strategies to engage students?

I tend to use the same strategies in class and I’m ready to try something different. Where can I find ideas for new teaching strategies to engage my students? I’m glad you are looking for new ideas to connect with your students! You’re the kind of educator I like to work with! I know you probably have a whole collection of strategies you use to engage students, but it’s fun to explore new ideas and [...]

How do I get students to come to class prepared?

How do I get students to do the pre-class work and come to class prepared? If you’re asking this question, you’re not alone! This is the number one most frequently asked question I hear from educators across the world when it comes to flipped course design and active learning. Unlike courses where content is primarily delivered through lecturing during class time, courses based on active learning and flipped course design rely heavily on student involvement [...]

3 Ways to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class

Learning environments that depend on student interaction, involvement, and engagement demand both you and your students to be ready, focused, and on-task. When you teach using any of the learning-centered or student-centered approaches, the quality of your class time depends on your students coming to class ready to participate and engage. That’s why I recommend adding a focusing activity to the beginning of class, especially if you teach using flipped or active learning approaches. What [...]

3 Articles to Address Student Preparation and Motivation in the Flipped Classroom

Since January, I've been writing an ongoing series of articles for the Faculty Focus newsletter about some of the challenges we all face in the flipped classroom. I'm not sure how many of you read Faculty Focus, but I highly recommend adding it to your inbox. Colleagues from around the world openly share ideas and advice so you can enhance your teaching and connect with your students. Over the past few weeks, I've been getting some amazing [...]