Engage Students

Creative teaching strategies to engage students

Encourage students to become self-directed learners: The ‘C3B4Me’ Policy

In this new article published by Fractus Learning, I share one classroom management policy to encourage students to become self-directed learners.  The flipped classroom requires students to build a new set of skills, one of which is to learn how to take responsibility for their own learning experience. Here's an excerpt of the article: If one of our goals as educators is to encourage our students to become self-directed learners, then we need to shift students’ [...]

The Flipped Classroom: Integrating Moments of Reflection, continued

My colleague and I just wrote an article for Faculty Focus titled The Flipped Classroom: Integrating Moments of Reflection.  As someone who practices what I teach, I thought I'd take a moment to reflect on this article and offer a few more strategies for integrating reflection into the flipped classroom. I just finished reading the bestselling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. As an introvert and a reflective person [...]

Flippable Moments Article Selected to Top 13 List

Every December, Faculty Focus lists the top articles of the year. This year, Dr. Honeycutt's article Looking for Flippable Moments in Your Class made #8 on the Top 13 Teaching and Learning Articles of 2013.  According to Mary Bart, editor of Faculty Focus, "Each article’s popularity ranking is based on a combination of factors, including e-newsletter open and click-thru rates, social shares, reader comments, web traffic, and other reader engagement metrics." Dr. Honeycutt's A Syllabus Tip: [...]

Flipped Strategy: Start, Stop, Continue

"Students are not only intellectual but also social and emotional beings…these dimensions interact within the classroom climate to influence learning and performance.” (Ambrose et al, p. 156) Here’s a flipped strategy that works well for both you and for your students.  It’s called “Start, Stop, Continue.”  I've seen this strategy used in a variety of settings including classrooms, meetings, training sessions, and communication programs.  It works well as a flipped strategy because you can assess [...]

Considering How to FLIP Online Classes

Last Wednesday, I co-facilitated a webinar for South Dakota State University focused on how to FLIP online classes.  Since the topic was specific to online learning environments, I teamed up with my colleague, Sarah Glova, so we could combine our experiences and explore this topic from different perspectives.  Sarah is a Flip It Associate and President of Reify Media, and she teaches professional writing courses online at NC State University.  This time, The One Takeaway [...]

Discussing the Idea of Flipping Online Classes

I just facilitated a webinar sponsored by Magna Publications focused on Assessment Strategies for the Flipped Classroom.  More than 40 campuses from across the country participated in the event, and it was an excellent discussion about how to think about formative and summative assessment strategies in student-centered learning environments. As with almost every workshop, there are always leftover questions that we didn't have a chance to address during the event.  A few days after the [...]

Motivating Students in the Flipped Classroom

I *heart* New York!My first visit to Times Square! Welcome to New York City!  I just returned from my very first trip to NYC!  For those of us from the south, NYC is quite an experience!  Even though the tea isn't sweet, the city is filled with lots of  energy, Times Square is beautiful at night, and the NYC skyline is simply breathtaking. During my visit, I facilitated two workshops for faculty at [...]

Dr. Honeycutt’s article is selected for the Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles for 2012″

Faculty Focus just released the first half of their "Top 12 Teaching and Learning Articles for 2012."  Dr. Honeycutt's article, "A Syllabus Tip: Embed Big Questions" was selected as #8 out of more than 250 articles published in 2012.  According to Mary Bart, editor, "Each article’s popularity ranking is based on a combination of the number of reader comments and social shares, e-newsletter open and click-thru rates, web traffic and other reader engagement metrics."  The [...]

Applying Bloom’s Taxonomy to Game Design

Bloom’s Taxonomy was originally created by Benjamin Bloom in 1956. This is an invaluable tool that will help you write learning outcomes, develop assignments, create a training module, ask effective questions, and design activities. […]

3 Ways You Can Use Name Tags to Engage Students

Here are three ways you can use name tags to engage students. Hopefully, these ideas will inspire you to go beyond “My Name Is ________" and try something new! Many of us use name tags or table tents on the first day of classes.  Often, we use them as part of introductions or some type of "getting to know you" activity.  Name tags are readily available, fairly inexpensive, easy to use, and very adaptable to any type [...]