Are You “Just a Teacher?”

Tiffany OttBlog, Start Here

Are You Just A Teacher?

I had an interesting experience a while back returning home from a conference. I had to practically run out the door of the conference right after my presentation, as I had a flight to catch and the turnaround time was, shall we say, a little bit tight.  My good friend Jeff was at the conference presenting also and drove me … Read More

Overcoming the Fear of Mastery Learning (video)

Tiffany OttBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Video

Overcoming the Fear of Mastery Learning - Video

Is fear stopping you from implementing mastery learning in your classroom? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys! Tiffany Ott here, and today we are going to talk about a super duper important topic. Fear. Now, I’m not talking about fear in our students, we have a lot of strategies for dealing with that, right. So test anxiety, tons … Read More

5 Ways to Use Video to Increase Student Engagement

Tiffany OttBlog, Innovation, Technology, Video

5 ways to use video to increase student engagement

Increase Student Engagement Using Video Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys, it’s Tiffany and I’m here to talk to you about how you can increase student engagement with video. So we’re at this really interesting moment in history where the world of technology and the world of education are colliding in some really wonderful and exciting ways. One … Read More

Getting Started with Classcraft

Tiffany OttBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Technology

Getting Started with Classcraft

We talk a lot about the growing trends in education around gamification and game-based learning. Just a few weeks ago, we published a blog post about getting started with gamification with 4 AWESOME resources. Now, let’s dive a little bit deeper into one of the four resources: Classcraft. The Basics I first heard about Classcraft from Stella Pollard on one of the … Read More

4 Gamification Resources for Teachers

Tiffany OttBlog, Innovation, Technology

4 Gamification Resources for Teachers

What is Gamification? Gamification is simply the use of game mechanics in the learning environment. Challenges, competition, collaboration, badges, points, and level ups can all be parts of a gamification. Oh, and it’s also a pretty great way to increase engagement and excitement in your classroom, make your lessons more fun for your students, and improve your learners’ mastery of … Read More