Creating a Disruption Podcast
Creating a Disruption is a podcast designed to highlight the ways faculty have disrupted the traditional classroom environment by finding different ways to engage students.
Season 2: Creating a Disruption Podcast
Episode 2: Professor Kathy Renfro
Kara and Brian talk to Kathy Renfro, Assistant Professor of Math at Tri-C's Metro Campus. We discuss the importance of being there for students and understanding our strengths as educators.
Episode 1: Dr. Paula Allotta
In the first episode of season 2, we talk with Dr. Paula Allotta, Chemistry Professor at Cuyahoga Community College, about ways she has disrupted the classroom, and what she does to help students succeed in her class.
Season 1: Creating a Disruption Podcast
Episode 10: Season Finale: Student Reflection
Brian and Kara recap the first season of Creating a Disruption, and they also hear from students of Professor Lindsay Milam, Chef Ky-wai, and Professor Daniel Levin. (This is audio only.)
Episode 9: Dr. Margie Lehnert
Dr. Margie Lehnert, Assistant Professor, Biology, discusses the process of getting students involved in her classes.
Episode 8: Professor Trista Powers
In this episode, we talk with Prof. Trista Powers, Assistant Professor, English, about the power of music, the importance of community, and our AI future.
Episode 7: Professor Casandra Coin-Sweeney
In this episode, we discuss a wide range of educational topics with Prof. Casandra Coin-Sweeney, Associate Professor of English, including how she incorporates advocacy into her classes and how to grow as educators.
For more information on topics discussed in the podcast, please click on the following:
Click here for information on the Climate Reality Project
Click here for the Mandel Humanities Center
Episode 6: Professor Daniel Levin
Daniel Levin, Professor of Visual Communications, Design, and Photography, discusses his work and how he engages students in his photography classes.
Click here to learn more about Professor Levin's work.
Episode 5: Professor Erin Susick
Erin Susick, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, discusses how her class will learn statistics by using baseball, and her upcoming collaboration with the Cleveland Guardians.
Episode 4: Chef Ky-wai Wong
Chef Ky-wai Wong, Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management, discusses how he engages students in the culinary arts program.
Click here to learn more about the Hospitality Management program.
Episode 3: Dr. Erica Stevenson
In this episode we talk with Dr. Erica Stevenson, Professor of Biology, at the Westshore campus of Cuyahoga Community College. We discuss the Outdoor Learning Lab, Faculty Innovation Grants, the Faculty Leadership in Sustainability Award, and more.
Click here to learn more about Faculty Innovation Grants.
Click here to learn more about the Faculty Leadership in Sustainability Award.
Episode 2: Prof. Stacey Souther
In this episode, Prof. Stacey Souther discusses how she disrupts the traditional classroom by using group testing, by using Plickers and Scratch Cards.
If you would like to discuss with Prof. Souther how she uses group testing, Plickers, or Scratch Cards, please feel free to reach out to her at either (216) 987-2523 or Stacey.Souther@tri-c.edu.
Click here for more information on group testing.
Click here for additional information on Plickers.
Click here to learn about Scratch Cards.