3 Ways to Focus on the “Why” Instead of the “What” – Building Deeper Meaning in Learning

Tiffany OttBlog, Competency Based Learning, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Standards-Based Grading

In this post: How to move from “What” to “Why” Dive into DoK to deepen the learning Just ask! The power of asking your students “Why” Don’t rob students of the chance to discover and go deeper Ban “What” From Your Classroom Education has long been far too focused on the acquisition of information and learning how to follow algorithms … Read More

It’s About Why, Not What – Getting Beyond the Facts and into the Meaning Behind the Learning

Tiffany OttBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

In this post: What really matters in learning – and why we so often miss it Please, don’t use the butterfly method or impose death-by-grammar-worksheets How to move from “What” to “Why” 3 ways you can make the shift right now Picture this – you are sitting in your next staff meeting and the district has brought in someone to … Read More

How to Become a Connected Educator

Tiffany OttBlog, Innovation

HOW TO BECOME A CONNECTED EDUCATOR

In This Post: Connecting is what has moved humanity forward. Why becoming connected is the best decision you can make as an educator. Becoming a connected educator is not just about connecting on social media. There are many ways to be connected. A Brief History Lesson Whether you realize it or not, you’re lucky to be teaching right now at … Read More

14: Totally Awesome – Tiffany Ott encourages us to stand up and fight for what we believe is right for our students.

Teach Better TeamPodcast

Episode 14 - Teach Better Talk Podcast

High school math teacher, and Teach Better Team’s Director of Curriculum Design, Tiffany Ott, shares how her shift to working with teachers has changed how she introduces herself, why she’s excited about where education is heading, and how you can affect change regardless of how new you are to teaching. Tiffany encourages us all to stand up and fight for … Read More