Aspiring Leaders Activate!

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

“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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Top 5 Most listened to Aspire to Lead Episodes

Aspire to Lead, Top 5 Listened to Episodes, Joshua Stamper

As I recorded my 200th episode with Sarah Johnson, I had the opportunity to reflect on the last four years and reminisce on some of the top Aspire to Lead episodes. Here are the top 5 most listened to Aspire to Lead episodes:   #1: Changing the Way We View Assessment: Featuring Natalie Vardabasso This was…

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3 Ways to Activate Growth as an Aspiring Leader

3-Ways-to-Activate-Growth-as-an-Aspiring-Leader, Joshua Stamper, Teach Better

TL;DR: The transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly is comparable to the development of an aspiring leader. Do not be afraid to ask to experience new and different leadership tasks. Be available to help and support at any moment there is an opportunity. Go beyond and outside of your campus to gain leadership experience.…

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Grace When We Fall

Todd Nesloney and Joshua Stamper Blog

I (Joshua) am in my seventh year in educational administration, one of the many responsibilities I have is to work with student discipline. When I began my journey as an administrator, I used very traditional techniques and punishments with my students. I quickly realized that my strategies were going to need to change to be…

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Capturing Culture: 3 Ways to Empower your Staff

Joshua Stamper

Frustration in the Process When my family moved from California to Minnesota, we quickly learned that fishing, both during the summer and winter, was a large part of the state’s culture. Minnesota is full of lakes and state parks, and I had never experienced outdoor recreational activities. The first time my family went fishing on…

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