Joshua Stamper provides an opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced and accomplished educational leaders. As we grow in our leadership skills, it’s imperative to learn from other leader’s successes, trials and misconceptions. Join us each week as my guests provide valuable stories, resources, and advice to enhance your leadership journey.
Frequently Asked Questions about Assessment: Featuring Tom Schimmer
This week’s guest, Tom Schimmer, dives into the frequent struggles and misperceptions of assessment practices. Tom provides excellent strategies to help provide feedback to your students and how to complete this important strategy in a timely manner.
The Design Thinking, Entrepreneurial, Visionary Planning Leader: Featuring Dr. Michael Nagler
This week’s guest, Dr. Michael Nagler, shares how he uses the motto “Think Differently” to shift his district into a problem solving and innovative group of educators, which prepare the students to be successful in their unknown future careers.
The Personal Playlist of Mentorship: Featuring Noa Daniel
This week’s guest, Noah Daniel, shares how in her leadership journey, she needed mentors to provide guidance, wisdom, and inspiration to build beyond her position and explore new opportunities.
We All Need to Play Right Now: Featuring BreAnn Fennell
This week’s guest, BreAnn Fennell, shares how play in the classroom can address the physical and emotional development of our students, while increasing engagement.
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And her book, Play? Yay!
About BreAnn Fennell:
BreAnn Fennell is a 1st and 2nd grade looping teacher at Reagan Elementary in Ashland City School District. She has earned the title of Ohio Teacher of the Year for 2021 for District 5. She has 12 years of teaching experience, educating students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. She believes that early education and interventions can change the course of a child’s life.
Fennell holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education with an endorsement in reading from Ashland University and a 4-5 generalist endorsement from The Ohio State University. She has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University. She is always learning and serving the world of education through training, presentations, and committees.
Fennell is the author of children’s books including Play? Yay!, Choose Your Cheer, and Play? Yay! Baby Talk. She is a defender of play in the classroom and looks for ways to incorporate fun into learning. She believes in the power of play for social, emotional, and motor skills and has volunteered her time to have a Lego Club for kindergarten through third grade students. She is the founder of the Young Author’s Workshop at Ashland City Schools. She loves books and is always looking for ways to integrate reading into the classroom and promote literacy in the community.
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Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breann-fennell-661a45a2/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/breann-fennell-661a45a2/)
Teach Better Blog Series: https://www.teachbetter.com/blog/play-better-why-we-all-need-play-right-now/ (https://www.teachbetter.com/blog/play-better-why-we-all-need-play-right-now/)
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Evolving with Gratitude: Featuring Lainie Rowell
Research proves that by intentionally practicing gratitude, we can dramatically improve our disposition, bringing us more joy and better health. Consistently and intentionally practicing gratitude can also lead to better relationships and more successful learning experiences. This week’s guest, Lainie Rowell, shows how educators can use small gratitude practices to make a big difference with kids, peers, and the world.
We Teach to Inspire: Featuring Kyle Krueger and Wilkie Law
In this week’s episode, Kyle Krueger and Wilkie Law, share their struggles as a teacher and how providing their authentic self to their students allowed them to gain deeper relationships, model failure, and enhance creativity.
High quality professional learning for leaders!
This is an exceptional podcast! 🙌🏼👏🏼
Highly engaging with relevant content! Great guests and, as a host, Joshua asks the right questions and gives guests the space to share their thinking. Well done!
Inspiring Educational Leadership Podcast
Josh does a fantastic job providing ways to support, elevate, and maximize the potential of those who lead or would like to lead. I learn something new each and every podcast! Awesome content!
A great listen showcasing stratigies from the top educational leaders sharing innovative ideas for inspiring student learning.