Deconstructing Depth of Knowledge: Featuring Erik Francis

Joshua StamperAspire Podcast

Aspire to Lead. Erik Francis, Joshua Stamper, Depth of Knowledge

This week’s guest, Erik Francis, shares how depth of knowledge and questioning is the missing link in education. Join us as we break down the stages of depth of knowledge and how you can incorporate multiple strategies into your classroom.     In this episode, we discuss: Inquiry based instruction Changing the way we view education And his Newly Released Book, Deconstructing … Read More

Discipline Win: Featuring Dr. Andy Jacks

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Andy Jacks, Joshua Stamper, Discipline Win, Aspire to Lead, Teach Better

Why did we become school leaders and teachers? To educate, uplift, and inspire all students. So when things go wrong, why do schools seem to use exclusion as a first reaction, especially for kids that need to be in class the most? This week’s guest, Dr. Andy Jacks, shares ideas and practical suggestions that will actually make a difference to … Read More

Foundation of Skills: Featuring Matt Dunbar

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Matt Dunbar, Joshua Stamper, Aspire to Lead, Teach Better, #AspireLead

This week’s guest, Matt Dunbar, shares how developing the foundational and essential skills of our students is important for their future success in our local communities.  In this episode, we also discuss: Relationships and Cultural Competency  Professional Growth culture  And the Vision 25 Model  About Matt Dunbar: As the East Hall Administrator at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, Matt Dunbar works … Read More

The Curation of Exploration: Featuring Evin Schwartz

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Evin Schwartz, Joshua Stamper, Aspire to Lead, Teach Better

What strategies do you use in the classroom to instill and enhance exploration on new subjects and real world connections? This week’s guest, Evin Schwartz, shares how his experience overseas led him to creating a business focused on enhancing the learning process for all students, while also trying to solve the world’s greatest problems.  In this episode, we also discuss: … Read More

Changing the Way We View Assessment: Featuring Natalie Vardabasso

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Natalie Vadabaso, Joshua Stamper, EduCrush, Aspire to Lead, Teach Better

How will we prepare young people to thrive in this uncertain future? This week’s guest, Natalie Vardabasso, shares how educators can use assessment, equity practices and social emotional strategies to enhance student experiences, innovation, and creativity.  In this episode, we also discuss: Equity work beyond books The relationship between Standards Based Grading and SEL practices And her podcast, #EduCrush! About … Read More