Coach's Corner: A How to Guide for Edu TOSAs & Coaches

Feedback: Breakfast of Champions (Seconds)

An episode of Coach's Corner: A How to Guide for Edu TOSAs & Coaches

By Coach Ben 😎👍
It all started at the beginning of becoming an Educational Technology TOSA (Teacher on Special Assignment). Volume 2 brings us to the end of my journey as an Instructional Coach and the beginning of my return to the classroom! But before I go, I'd like to share what I learned about being a TOSA/Coach.
More places to listen

More places to listen

Tech Tips with the Covina Tech Squad
In episode 11, we bring the Covina Tech Squad onto our show for a different perspective on how to support teachers with technology. Thanks Ryan, Daisy, Gabe, and Joey and good luck with everything. Also a shout out to David Platt, @herrplatt, for his awesomeness! You can find their podcast here:
June 4, 2018
Power of Podcasting with @TosasTalkinTech
Episode 10 brings the idea of podcasting to coaching. Podcasts are a great way to grow as a coach, share with your teachers, and simple to start. Mike, @TechMikeBUSD, ‏ and Tom, @TechTomBUSD will get us up and running on everything when it comes to #PodcastEDU. If you want to check out more podcast, check out this great crowdsourced list from @CreativeEdtech:
May 25, 2018
Motivation with Josh Harris @edtechspec
In episode 9, Josh Harris, @edtechspech, share about Daniel Pink's Book, Drive: The surprise truth about what motivates us. We discuss the possible motivation behind adult learners. Check out this great summary via RSA's Youtube video:
May 18, 2018
The Power of PLCs
In episode 8, we chat with @kevthemathguy from the New Teacher Center,, on building Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). We also have a little fun share some learning from Bill Selak, @billselak, at #cuebold with Boots and Cats
May 11, 2018
Building Relationships 101
In episode 7, we discuss building relationships with others. Irma Zuniga (@ismandysg), a site coach at Monte Bella Elementary, and George Lopez (@NewImpulse), a district Edtech TOSA in Alisal, shares some tips on how to get started. We also celebrate May the Fourth for you Star Wars geeks like me.
May 5, 2018
Feedback: Breakfast of Champions (Thirds)
In our final helping of Feedback: Breakfast of Champions, we discuss the tools you can use to build your feedback along with what your feedback might look like. We added a little fun with of cheesy gameshow style show and some freestyle rapping! The Awesome Question List: Feedback Presentation: Feedback Padlet:
April 27, 2018
Feedback: Breakfast of Champions (Seconds)
In episode 5, we discuss gathering feedback as we identify 5 different areas in which we can gather feedback. I share a few examples and stories of gathering feedback to help connect the rubber to the road. The Awesome Crowd-sourced question list:
April 20, 2018
Feedback: Breakfast of Champions
Episode 4, dives into reflection as we ponder how we measure and grow as TOSAs/Coaches. We will also discuss the Feedback Loop and the 5 essential questions that guide our feedback. Access the session materials here: Scholarly Article Here:
April 13, 2018
A TOSA with a MOSA (aka Plan)
Episode 3 goes over building a TOSA plan for yourself by keeping in mind who your audience is. This episode goes over my basic plans, outlining where I started and why? Ben's Sketchnote Plans: & List of Sketchnote Tweeps:
April 7, 2018
Getting Started by Getting Connected
In episode 2, we discuss how to get started with TOSAing/Coaching by getting connected. My suggestions are to get on Twitter and other social media platforms to find your professional learning network/pln. Also make sure to head to some conferences to stay #classroomteacherfresh. Finally, here is a list of some TOSA/Coaches that can give you some inspiration on Twitter.
March 30, 2018
Back to the Classroom (Road Edition)
Since I announced on Twitter that I planned on going back to the classroom, I have been getting a few questions about it. Here's 411 on why I made the decision!
March 25, 2018
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