123 episodes

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.

Lecture Breakers Barbi Honeycutt, Ph.D.

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

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 3 and Looking Ahead to What’s Next!

    Wrapping Up Season 3 and Looking Ahead to What’s Next!

    As we wrap up season 3 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, I wanted to take a moment to share some of the accomplishments from this past season and give you a sneak peek into what’s coming your way next. Includes important announcements about the final Lecture Breakers Conference and the brand new Your Teaching Coach program which begins this summer! Thank you so much for listening to the show!

    Show notes:
    https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB123

    • 19 min
    Creating Digitally Accessible and Visually Appealing Course Materials

    Creating Digitally Accessible and Visually Appealing Course Materials

    In episode 122 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, I’m excited to welcome Dr. Dawn DiPeri to the show! Dawn is the author of the book Graphic Design for Course Creators, and what I love about her perspective is that she is helping us think about designing courses that are both digitally accessible and visually appealing.  

    Show Notes:
    https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB122

    • 32 min
    How to Use Academic Posters for Teaching, Learning, and Engaging Students

    How to Use Academic Posters for Teaching, Learning, and Engaging Students

    In episode 121 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Dr. Zen Faulkes, author of Better Posters: Plan, Design and Present an Academic Poster, joins us to talk about how to use academic posters for teaching, learning, and engaging students. He discusses the role of academic posters in higher education and why you might want to consider digging your old posters out of storage and thinking about how to use them in your courses to improve student learning.

    Show notes:
    https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB121

    • 43 min
    Case Study Episode: Let's Take a Look at a HyFlex Course

    Case Study Episode: Let's Take a Look at a HyFlex Course

    Episode 120 is a case study episode! That means we’re taking a deep dive into one professor’s course to talk about what’s working, what is being improved, and what advice you can apply to your own courses. Today, Dr. Andrea Brus is here to take us inside her hyflex course. She shares her journey starting with what shifted her mindset about hyflex course design and how her role has changed since she started teaching using this model. She also shares how she aligns her learning outcomes, competencies, activities, and assessments. 

    Get the show notes:
    https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB120

    • 51 min
    Stories from the Field: How On-the-Job Storytelling Can Be a Powerful Teaching and Learning Strategy

    Stories from the Field: How On-the-Job Storytelling Can Be a Powerful Teaching and Learning Strategy

    In episode 119, I'm excited to welcome Dr. Chris Myers to the show! Chris wrote an article titled, Storytelling as a Tool for Vicarious Learning Among Air Medical Transport Crews. It's a fascinating article about the power of storytelling in teaching.

    In our conversation, Chris shares why this type of authentic storytelling is so powerful and why peer-to-peer learning in this format can be such a valuable and engaging way for students to learn. He also shares advice to help you think about how to use stories in your courses, even if you’re not teaching air medical transport crews! : )
    Get the show notes:
    https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB119

    • 45 min
    Tech Spotlight: How Yellowdig Helps Educators Engage Students and Improve the Online Learning Experience

    Tech Spotlight: How Yellowdig Helps Educators Engage Students and Improve the Online Learning Experience

    Episode 118 of the Lecture Breakers podcast is our first "tech spotlight" episode where I feature a tech tool or product that aligns with the mission of the podcast.  I’m excited to welcome Shaunak Roy to the show! Shaunak is the founder of Yellowdig. Yellowdig is a platform that promotes engagement, connection, and community. In this episode, we dig into why he created Yellowdig, how to get students more involved in active learning, and how this platform can be used to enhance the online learning experience in synchronous and asynchronous courses.

    Get the show notes:
    https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB118

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Lahobson ,

Entertaining and educational!

This is a fantastic podcast designed to be informative and entertaining. I feel like I’m sitting at a table with other educators and chatting about new ways to approach our material. Well done!

GwynnieB ,

Wish I enjoyed more.

There are great guests and topics here, unfortunately I cannot sink into the host’s interview style. The pacing, overly reiterating the guest’s insights before asking a pertinent question, and sometimes not allowing a more nuanced convo to develop. Also, add the links in the show notes that guests mention. That’s a pretty basic podcast curtesy to guests and listeners.

SmileCauseYaCan ,

Ultra practical and well produced.

Fantastic stuff, Barbi! Every episode is packed with stuff I can use the very next day.

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