You Can Do More: Jeff Floyd 10/5
By Jeff Floyd former Truman High School Head Coach
As we head into the final portion of our seasons, with conference and district championships on the line and playoff possibilities looming, is there anything that you as a coach could be doing differently or better? Are there any tools, techniques, or tips that might help you teach or coach more effectively and efficiently?
I am always on the lookout for a better way to skin the cat… and invariably my search leads me back to technology.
Here are a couple of new tools that I just started using, and an “old reliable” that I have begun using in a different way.
Inside of Twitter, by using the # symbol, you can connect to weekly chats hosted and moderated by coaches across the country. Some of my favorites are:
Typically one coach will moderate by posing a question to the field (Q1) and each participating coach will respond with their input (A1) including the appropriate # for the chat. By searching the # for that particular chat, each coach can view all questions and responses. Often there are guest coaches that will tweet on a topic in their area of expertise
Here is screen shot from a recent #txhsfbchat answers (A3) to the question (Q3): How do you incorporate the community of your school into your academic support system?
Following the session, the questions and responses are archived. Here is a link to an archived chat about Athlete Motivaton from a couple of weeks ago.
Some of these groups are more active than others, but most really get up and running full speed in the off-season.
Any interest in a #kchsfbchat or #mohsfbchat this off-season? Let me know.
The timelines are displayed in real time and can be formatted, filtered and arranged to your liking.
Another new tool we just started using in our program is Remind (Remind.com). Remind is a communication tool that helps teachers and students connect instantly with students and parents. You can send quick, simple messages to any device. It is a free program that takes literally seconds for you and our athletes to sign up. It is safe – it keeps phone numbers private… students never see yours and you never see theirs. Our administration loves this program.
Do you have a favorite tech tech tool that you are using in your program? Are you finding a new way to use an old tool? If so, please share!
I will ask this question again… Any interest in a #kchsfbchat or #mohsfbchat?
You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you… Don’t Believe It!
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