In the Spirit of Learning explores topics of interest for university faculty. During concise interviews, selected experts share best practices on teaching, professional development, and well-being. Broaden your understanding and jumpstart your creativity with these short podcasts that can be listened to while on a run or in the car. The podcast is recorded and produced on the BYU-Idaho campus in Rexburg, Idaho.
Episode 4: Hi-Flex Learning with Jason Shaw and Scott Gardner
With Covid-19 we are all scrambling to make the best of a difficult situation. Many universities are exploring teaching models that allow students to move their education and learning forward. In this episode Scott Gardner, Dean of Teacher Preparation, and Jason Shaw, faculty from the Biology Department will share what they've done and learned in their past experience with flexible teaching models.
Episode 3: Interpersonal Communication Broken Squares Lesson with Joel Judkins
What if you had a lesson that was designed around physical interactions and physical spaces, and then have both of those elements taken away? Joel Judkins is a faculty member teaching Interpersonal Communications at BYU-Idaho. Joel spent a few weeks this semester wrestling with his Broken Squares lesson on non-verbal communication and how to deliver this lesson remotely via Zoom. In this episode we discuss the finer points of the lesson and how Joel facilitated a similar experience with his remote classes.
Episode 2: Podcasting to the Extend the Classroom with Jenna Dyckman
Jenna Dyckman and the Nutrition 150 instructors have created a Podcast to extend the experience of the classroom. The Podcast is shared by 4 faculty who all teach Nutrition 150. Check out this week's episode to see the purpose that the podcast plays toward improving the student experience in this course.
Royalty-Free Music website: https://audiojungle.net/category/music
How to Start a Podcast article: https://audiojungle.net/category/music (I used this when I was first starting, it had some good tips of how to begin)
Here are two links to the podcast. One is the link to the anchor website and the other is the link directly to Spotify.
The Nutrition 150 Podcast: https://anchor.fm/jenna-dyckman or Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/show/6eJnrvk7urXGl8jUAeFp3q
Episode 1: Staying Active While Working From Home
Leon Anderson, Wellness Center Director, and Brian Schmidt discuss the challenges of personal health and wellness amid the challenges of working/teaching from home, social distancing and other unusual circumstances cased by Covid-19.