Improving Mental Wellness in Schools

Aspire to Lead, Maria Barrera, Clayful, Mental Health

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…

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De-escalation Strategies During a Tough Conversation

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

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…

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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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