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I know how challenging it is to come up with new, creative ways to engage your students. Every day, when you arrive (or log in) to your classroom, you are responsible for creating a space for students to learn from you and from each other.

It’s not an easy task! But, you can do it! I can help.

Hi, I’m Barbi, and I provide the structure, strategies, and support you need to engage students and improve learning. I work with professors, instructors, faculty development professionals, instructional designers, graduate students, and postdocs who want to learn how to teach and how to design engaging learning experiences.

Whether you're designing your first course or you've been teaching for many years, the resources I share will help you design engaging lessons, teach with confidence, and connect with your students.

Throughout the past 18 years, I have facilitated thousands of professional development events for educators throughout the world. The resources I provide are grounded in theory, informed by research, and designed for practical application.

I am the founder of FLIP It Consulting, an educational consulting company where I provide in-person workshops, online courses, and consulting services focused on teaching and learning. The FLIP is when you “Focus on your Learners by Involving them in the Process." I am also the founder of The Scholarly Entrepreneur blog where I connect with other academics and scholars who want to create their own business.

Wherever you are on your journey, my goal is to support you in your pursuit of teaching excellence. When you are successful, your students will be successful. And, that's why I focus my energy on supporting you!



  • Engaging Speaker: Invited keynote speaker and facilitator for 3,500+ events for 20,000+ educators.

  • Creative Facilitator: Designs interactive "hands-on" coursesworkshops, and webinars to engage participants.

  • Published Author: Author of 7 books including Flipping the College Classroom: Practical Advice from Faculty 

  • Recognized Expert: Featured in the Top 100 list of “NC Educators to Follow on Twitter.

  • Featured Blogger: Recognized as a “Favorite Faculty Development Blog ”by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

  • Trusted Consultant: Works with groups, departments, and organizations to develop new programs and projects.

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1. My husband and I met in middle school and we have been together ever since (That's more than 29 years!).
2. We have a 3-year-old son. 
3. I enjoy baking and decorating cakes for family and friends.
4. I invented a cake baking-related product and I earned a patent for it!
5. I love 80's music. (Like, I'm a *totally awesome* 80's kid...)
6. I have visited 39 states (and counting...) in the United States. 
7. My family and I love to fish, hike, and visit parks. 
8. I enjoy watching horror movies with my husband.
9. I created my first business when I was in college.
10.  Entrepreneurship runs in the family! I help my husband run his eBay business