287. Empathy, Love, and Origin-Building Leadership: Featuring Matthew J. Bowerman

Aspire to Lead, Matthew Bowerman, Joshua Stamper, Heartleader

Explore trauma-responsive strategies for fostering empathy and love in schools with Matthew Bowerman. Discover the significance of origin-building and how individuals can find their purpose through personal assessment. Gain insights into providing social-emotional support to students and staff, and learn how to create trauma-sensitive spaces. Plus, learn about Matthew’s transformative book, “HEARTLEADER: A Trauma Responsive Approach to Teaching, Leading, and Building Community.”

About Matthew J. Bowerman

Matthew J. Bowerman is a husband and father of six, as well as an educator of twenty six years, Matthew currently serves as a school administrator. As well as an author/researcher, speaker and trainer with TeacherGoals, focusing on trauma-responsive teaching, leading, and school-family engagement. Much of Matthew’s writing and training centers around trauma-responsive education operationalizing love and equity to empower students, uplift families, and engage and support school staff. An Emmy-award winning writer/director for his educational short “BusSTOP,’ addressing the bullying crisis, Matthew has published nationally on trauma informed school care, building restorative practices, supporting school counselors, and amplifying instructional practices and leadership from a trauma-responsive lens. Matthew holds a Bachelors in Theatre, a Masters in Teaching, a Masters in Educational Leadership and is currently in his Doctoral program pursuing his PhD in Educational Leadership with a focus in Trauma-Responsive Teaching and Leading. Matthew has also worked as a medic, a police recruit, and a professional actor/singer/dancer/choreographer nationally and internationally in theatre. film, and television.

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  • My site: www.matthewjbowerman.com 
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About the author, Joshua

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.