Top 5 Reading Recommendations with Dr. Jill Siler

In this bonus episode, Dr. Jill Siler shares her five top leadership books and the reasons she loves these amazing resources. In addition, we discuss the latest book award she received and her new position.  About Dr. Jill Siler: Dr. Jill Siler has been serving as the Superintendent of Gunter ISD, a growing school district…

Let’s Put the C in PLC: Featuring Chad Dumas

Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Joshua Stamper, Chad Dumas, Let's Put the C in PLC, Teach Better

How would you describe a productive and effective Professional Learning Community (PLC)? In my experience in multiple schools and districts, this model has looked drastically different in each setting. This week’s guest, Chad Dumas, shares a practical guide for leaders on how to collaborate and get sustained results for students.   In this episode, we discuss:…

Assessing with Respect: Featuring Starr Sackstein

Joshua Stamper, Starr Sackstein, Assessing with Respect, Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Teach Better

What if, in the world of education, grades did not exist? This week’s guest, Starr Sackstein, shares how she removed grades from her classroom, focused on critical feedback to her students, and incorporated social emotional and equity components to the assessment process.  In this episode, we discuss: Systems of evidence mastery Changing the way we…

Aspire to RISE: Featuring Alex Valencic

Aspire to Rise, Sarah Johnson, Joshua Stamper, Alex Valencic, Teach Better

Have you ever interviewed for a job and not received the promotion you were seeking? In today’s episode featuring Alex Valencic, Sarah Johnson and Joshua Stamper discuss the topics of working through the disappointment, establishing your relationship with your new supervisor, and the way to have transparent conversations about your goals.  About Alex Valencic: Alex…

Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices: Featuring Marisol Quevedo Rerucha

Joshua Stamper, Marisol Quevedo Rerucha, Beyond the Surface of Restorative Practices, DBC inc, Teach better

How do we together dismantle barriers that exclude, recognize past trauma, and identify resources for those in need? This week’s guest, Marisol Quevedo Rerucha, shares how implementing restorative practices changed student behaviors, connected the community and recognized each person.  In this episode, we discuss: The importance of Morning Check Ins Restorative practices and circles Collective…