The Lecture Breakers podcast is the place where college professors, instructors, and educators share innovative teaching strategies, practical ideas, teaching tips, and resources to help you break up your lecture, energize your classroom, increase student engagement, and improve learning. Join Dr. Barbi Honeycutt and her guests as they show you how to integrate active learning strategies in your lecture without spending hours redesigning your course, getting overwhelmed, or feeling frustrated.
Wrapping Up Season 4 and Looking Ahead to What’s Next!
35:01In episode 134 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, I'm wrapping up season 4 and looking ahead to what's next! As I reflect on the podcast, especially since 2020 disrupted everything, I noticed the way we talk about teaching students has changed (hopefully forever). We design courses differently, and that's a good thing! And so I wonder: Can we take what we’ve learned about teaching students and apply it to faculty development? In this episode, I share 5 observations I've noticed about teaching that might give us a new way to look at faculty development. And along the way, I share how my new Your Teaching Coach program aligns with these ideas. Get the show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB134
133 - How a Neuroscience Professor Uses Art and Play to Create More Engaging and Fun Course Materials
33:06In episode 133 of the Lecture Breakers podcast our guest is Dr. Angel Kaur. Angel is an associate professor of neuroscience who has found a way to combine her love for art and teaching. She discusses how to create visually-appealing course materials (such as the syllabus and your course website) while also supporting student learning, retention, and engagement. Get the show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB133
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132: Ungrading: Re-Thinking Teaching, Learning, and Assessment in Higher Education
42:53In episode 132 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, our guest is Dr. Susan D. Blum, editor of the popular book Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead). We talk about what ungrading is and the common misconceptions people have about it. Susan shares her own journey, and I appreciate her honesty and openness when it comes to her own transformation and how she views her role as an educator. If you are curious about ungrading, or if you're already using this approach and you want to improve the experience, then I know this episode will be helpful for you! Get the show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB132
131: Using the Flipped Classroom Model in a Community-Engaged Learning Course
44:00In episode 131, Dr. Sarah McLean gives us a glimpse into how she is combing the flipped classroom model in a community-engaged learning course. Sarah takes us into the structure and design of the course, and she shares recommendations for getting students to see the value of these approaches to learning. We also discuss assessment, establishing partnerships, working with the community, and creating brave spaces in her course. Get the show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB131
130: Using Different Types of Media to Break Up Your Lectures, Engage Students, and Improve Learning
50:55In episode 130 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Dr. Anthony Perillo and Dr. Sara Appleby share examples and ideas to help you think about how to break up your lectures and engage your students using different types of media. We talk about what inspired them to experiment with media, how they align media activities with assignments, and tips to help you get started or enhance what you’re already doing in your courses. Get the show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB130
129: Case Study Episode: Supporting Faculty in Facilitating Intercultural Learning Experiences
47:54In episode 129 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Dr. Tara Harvey and Dr. Neil Ward join us to talk about intercultural learning. This is a case study episode, but it’s a little different than previous case studies. This time, instead of digging into one specific class, we’re going to take a deeper look at a faculty development program and hear from a professor who completed the program and has been transforming the way he works with students. Get the show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB129
128: Self-Compassion in Teaching with Dr. Danielle De La Mare
43:17In episode 128 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Dr. Danielle De La Mare joins us to talk about self-compassion in teaching. It’s difficult to always put yourself out there and try new things. Sometimes these new and innovative ideas work. Sometimes they don’t always work the way we hoped. And when that happens, we can be really hard on ourselves. And that’s why I wanted to invite Danielle to the show. She is the host of the self-compassionate professor podcast and she also offers workshops, coaching programs, and resources for academics who are looking for more joy, rest, purpose, and clarity in their career. In this episode, we talk about what it means to be a self-compassionate professor, especially when it comes to your teaching. Show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB128
127: How One Professor’s Experience as a Student Changed the Way He Teaches and Inspired Him to Create a New Tool to Build Community and Enhance Communication in the Classroom
38:20In episode 127 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Damon Moon shares how his experience as a student changed the way he teaches. He gives us a glimpse into his world as an international student who had a very different educational experience in Korea than he had in the U.S. This experience transformed the way he designs his courses, and I think his story will give you a different perspective about why it’s important to take the time to build community in your courses. And Damon’s story doesn’t there. He has developed a new tech tool called Ask Class which makes it easier for you to build community in your classroom and enhance student communication. We talk a little about the tool and Damon has a special offer for the Lecture Breakers audience, so be sure to listen to the end! Get the show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB127
126: Alternative Assessment: Creative Ways to Use Technology to Engage Students and Assess Learning
32:51In episode 126 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Dr. Breanna Boppre joins us to talk about alternative assessment and how to use technology in creative ways to assess student learning. I think you’ll be inspired by the types of projects her students create to show what they’ve learned. Bree discusses what alternative assessment means to her, shares a few examples of projects she uses in her courses, and offers recommendations to help you get started. Get the show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB126
125: How to Ask Good Questions to Promote Connections, Build Community, and Enhance Learning with Cecilia Razak
26:29In episode 125 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Cecilia Razak joins us to talk about how to ask good questions to promote connections among students, build community, and enhance learning. Cecilia developed an interactive presentation slide deck builder called Slides with Friends which has been used in K-12 and college classrooms. In this conversation, we talk a little bit about the Slides with Friends tool, but Cecilia also shares tips and advice to help you ask better questions. Get the show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB125