Lecture Breakers

Lecture Breakers

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.

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May 16, 2022 19 min

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/...

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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

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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 st...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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In episode 117, Dr. Tara Harvey is here to help us understand what intercultural competence is, why it's so important, and which cultural differences we should be aware of when teaching online or in hyflex or blended courses. Tara also shares a few teaching strategies and recommendations you can immediately use in your online courses that will help all students feel welcomed, valued, and heard.

Show Notes: https://barbihoneycut...

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In episode 116, Dr. Mikaela Stiver joins us to talk about how she is creating a card game (inspired by Pokemon!) to help students learn. She shares her process, how students are using the cards to learn, how educators are using the cards to teach, and how you can get started if you want to create your own card game for your course.

Show Notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB116

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In episode 115, Dr. Cathy Mazak joins us to talk about being an engaging educator and a productive scholar. What would it feel like if your teaching aligned with your research? What if your service within and beyond the institution advanced your scholarly work and served the people who need it most? For those of you feeling overwhelmed, pulled in a million directions, buried in the responsibilities of the tenure track, or just look...

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In episode 114, Dr. Ray Kimball is here to talk with us about how games can re-energize your courses, increase student engagement, and improve learning. We talk about how his mindset shifted after teaching his first course and why games can be such powerful teaching and learning strategies.

Show Notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB114

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In episode 113, we are talking about how to teach courses where some of your students are attending class in person, some are attending live online, and some are watching the recordings or attending asynchronously. Today’s guest is Dr. Dustin York, and he’s taking us inside his course to share what works, what doesn’t, what challenges he’s had to overcome, and what tech tools and teaching strategies he uses to engage students.

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In episode 112, Dr. Terry Doyle joins us as we kick off season 3! We talk about how to design student-centered learning experiences based on cognitive science and neuroscience, how to help get students on board with active learning, and how to address distractions and help students focus. Get the show notes:

https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB112

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In episode 111, we're wrapping up the year and bringing season 2 to a close. Join me in counting down the top 10 most downloaded episodes of 2021! And because I have been learning right along with you, I’ll also share my biggest takeaway from each episode.  Get the show notes:

https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB111

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Donna M. Smith is a math instructor at Sierra College, and she recently received Top Hat's Black Educator grant for her work teaching introductory college-level courses to diverse groups of students who are pursuing careers in STEM. In this episode, she shares specific teaching strategies and offers advice you can use to design active learning experiences to promote critical thinking and enhance student success. She also discu...

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In episode 109, Dr. Echo Rivera shares advice about how to avoid "data dumps" in your presentations which can lead to overwhelm, confusion, and frustration. She also discusses how to use the elements of storytelling to create a more engaging, well-designed presentation and makes it more meaningful, relevant, memorable, and valuable to students.

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https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB109

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In episode 108, Kate Sweeney describes what a brave space is, why it matters in teaching and learning, and how you can help your students reframe their idea of failure and discover what the process of learning can be.  Get the show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB108

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In episode 107, Holly Owens shares 5 different educational apps, all of which you can use for free and easily integrate into your courses no matter what LMS you are using. Holly gives us the name of the app, explains what it does, and then shares a few examples of how you can use the app in your courses.

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https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB107

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Dr. Bryan Dewsbury joins us to talk about how he creates engaging and welcoming learning experiences for ALL students - even with a class size of 155 students! He talks about the importance of building relationships, supporting and motivating students, and breaking away from the traditional sage on the stage lecture model. Show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB106

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In episode 105, Dr. Silviana Falcon joins us to talk about how to integrate more play into your lectures. We talk about why play is important, how it can influence learning, and what types of playful activities you can try as you integrate more play into your lectures. Get the show notes: https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB105

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Dr. Minna Ng joins us to talk about service-learning. In this case study episode, Dr. Minna Ng joins ut to talk about teaching her first service-learning course (during COVID!). We dig into the learning outcomes for her course, the service-learning project, the community partners, and how things went overall. Show Notes:

https://barbihoneycutt.com/LB104

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