Barbi's Teaching & Learning Blog

  • Active Learning Bingo Challenge

    Are you ready to break up your lectures, step out of your comfort zone, and try something new in your course? If so, this Active Learning Bingo Challenge is for you!
  • 3 Simple Ways to Get to Know Your Students

    If you want to break up your lectures and use more active, student-centered learning strategies in your courses, then an important part of planning is to create a learning environment where students feel welcomed.  Here are 3 simple ways to get to know your students.
  • 3 Strategies to Encourage Students to Complete the Pre-Class Work in the Flipped Classroom

    Here are 3 ways to encourage students to complete the pre-class work in the flipped classroom.
  • 3 Ways to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class

    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. 

  • 7 Types of Mid-Semester Feedback to Help Students Succeed

    Don’t wait until the end of the semester to get feedback from your students! Here are 7 types of feedback and a list of questions you can use to help students succeed. 
  • 10 Ways to Reuse Your Pre-Recorded Videos

    Here are 10 ways to reuse all of those videos you've recorded for your courses!
  • 3 Ways You Can Use Infographics to Encourage Student Collaboration in Active Learning Classrooms

    Here are 3 types of infographics you can use to FLIP introductions and prepare students for group work, collaboration, and discussion.
  • Active Learning Alphabet: A Fun & Easy Activity to Engage Students

    Try the active learning alphabet activity to mix things up, increase student engagement, and have a little fun!
  • Break Up Your Lecture with Candy, Conversation, and Connection! A Fun and Easy Activity to Try in Your Course

    Here's a fun and easy activity you can use to break up your lecture, promote conversation, and encourage connection in your course!
  • Break Up Your Lecture with Guided Notes: 5 Ways to Help Students Stay Focused, Engaged, and On Task

    Break Up Your Lecture with Guided Notes: 5 Ways to Help Students Stay Focused, Engaged, and On Task

    • Lights, Camera, Action! 5 Ideas for Student-Created Video Assignments

      Here are 5 ideas for student-created videos. I hope these ideas inspire you to mix up your assignments and assessments to increase student engagement and improve learning. 
    • How to Help Students Prepare for Group Work Using Card Castles and Puzzles

      Break up your lecture with one of these activities to help students prepare for group work.