Week 4 (2/19-2/23) Flipped Classrooms

Welcome to Week 4!

You have heard about flipped classrooms, and how they are starting to gain popularity in the academic world. Goucher professors and departments are starting to implement them as well. Want to learn more about them? Thinking of how it may work in your classroom? Check out “Flipping the Classroom,” by Cynthia J. Brame, the Center for Teaching Assistant Director at Vanderbilt University. In this article, she details what a flipped classroom is and talks about its success.



What’s New at CAST? Week 3 Updates!

Hello and Happy Valentine’s Day Week!! We have updated our Upcoming Events for the month of February. We have a couple Lunch and Learn sessions as well as a great Digital Arts Workshop on Adobe Premier! Click here for all the details!

*Looking for past workshop info and resources? Click here!

*We are building our Scholarship Tips section. Over the coming weeks, we will have articles, tips and help for all those furthering their scholarly pursuits. If there is anything in particular you want to see, please email us at cast@goucher.edu.

*New to the CAST site is our Discipline Specific Teaching Guides. We are working to add more disciplines, so check back often.

We are always taking feedback, so if you have any suggestions, fill out the feedback and suggestions form, or shoot us an email at cast@goucher.edu!

Week 2 (2/5-2/9) Dealing With Behavioral Issues

We are closing in finishing Week 2 of Spring 2018. By now, I hope everyone is settling into their classes and ready to power through the next few months. The topic we are focusing on today is dealing with behavioral issues in the classroom.  As the semester goes on, you get to know everyone’s personalities. Do you have students more focused on their electronics than paying attention to the lectures and discussions going on in the classroom? Do you have students who may be confrontational or disrupt the flow of the classroom? Billie Hera, a lecturer in English at the University of Texas, presents a ProfHacker series on disruptive students. In this article, Hera speaks on a few different categories:

The Entitled Student

-The Chatty Student

-The Bullies

The Disrespecters

(want to read the entire series? click here)

These discussions give scenarios and professors give their responses. How do you deal with some of these issues in the classroom? Feel free to comment below!

If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, please contact us at cast@goucher.edu!