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The Aspire podcast provides those who are looking to build their leadership capacity an opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced and accomplished educational leaders. As we grow in our leadership skills, it’s imperative we learn from other leader’s experiences, successes, trials and misconceptions. I highly recommend using the resources provided on this website to enhance your leadership journey.

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Aspire to Lead

Have you ever wondered if you could be a leader in your school or in your district? In ASPIRE to Lead, author and educational leader Joshua Stamper shares a guide for aspiring leaders to enhance their leadership capacity through active self-development and goal setting. Applying Joshua’s A.S.P.I.R.E. model, which is infused with his stories of past failures and successes, will guide the reader in actionable steps to enhance their leadership skills.


Joshua Stamper
The Teach Better Speakers Network is dedicated to support the entire school ecosystem, while covering a variety of educational topics and services. Joshua Stamper aims to support educators in the field toward creating and maintaining a progressive leadership journey. Click below to learn more about the trainings offered.

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Aspire to Lead, Maria Barrera, Clayful, Mental Health

Improving Mental Wellness in Schools

This is the transcript of the episode, “Improving Mental Wellness in Schools” Featuring Marria Barrera of Clayful Joshua: I would love for you to share with my listeners a little bit about yourself, your educational and leadership journey. Maria: Alright, so I started as an educational leader, back when I was a high school student…

De-escalation Strategies During Tough Conversation, Teach Better, Aspire to Lead

De-escalation Strategies During a Tough Conversation

TL;DR: There are a number of de-escalation strategies one can use to diffuse any tough conversation: (1) Move to a private area. (2) Be empathetic and non-judgmental. (3) Keep your tone and body language neutral. (4) Provide choices. The Teach Better Academy course, Addressing Tough Topics in Schools, shares communication strategies for challenging topics in…

Aspiring-Leaders-Activate, Joshua Stamper, Aspire to Lead

Aspiring Leaders Activate!

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.”  – Vince Lombardi Anticipation Summer is an exhilarating time for aspiring leaders as they look at the upcoming school year with anticipation and excitement for their…

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About Joshua Stamper

Joshua Stamper is the Training and Development Specialist for the Teach Better Team and manages the Teach Better Podcast Network. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a middle school Administrator, classroom art educator, and athletic coach.

In addition to being on the Teach Better Team, Joshua is the author of Aspire to Lead, podcaster, leadership coach, and education presenter.