Matt Wittstein develops new teaching podcast

Limed: Teaching with a Twist, a new podcast that plays with pedagogy, was developed by Matt Wittstein and produced by Dhvani Toprani in collaboration with the Center for Engaged Learning.

“Limed: Teaching with a Twist” is a podcast that plays with pedagogy. Each episode features the voices and ideas of diverse faculty, staff, and students who workshop guest’s real challenges and opportunities for their classrooms. The show was created and developed by Matt Wittstein, associate professor of exercise science, and produced by Dhvani Toprani, an instructional technologist with Teaching and Learning Technologies.

The first episode, which released Monday, September 19, focuses on Critical Service Learning. Lucy Arnold from the University of North Carolina Charlotte shares with the show her plans for having students write letters with incarcerated people. The episodes panelists include:

  • Vanessa Drew-Branch, associate professor of human service studies and the director of poverty and social justice studies at Elon.
  • Phillip Motley, associate professor of communication design and faculty fellow for service learning and community engagement at Elon.
  • Sophie Miller ’24, a psychology major, CEL Student scholar and Lumen Scholar.

The panelists discuss their experiences and ideas to prepare students for a transformative experience, practices to protect both students and partners, and how they have experienced great service learning.

“Limed: Teaching with a Twist” is produced in collaboration with the Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) as one of three new podcasts the Center is launching this fall. New episodes of Limed release on the third Monday of every month.

To learn more about Limed and the Center’s other podcasts – and to subscribe on your favorite podcast platform – visit the Center’s website.