The Administrators Lens – Kyle Hamstra

Rob BreyerGuiding Principals Podcast

Kyle Hamstra is honored to be the husband of Leann Hamstra and the father of their two-year-old son, Myals. At Davis Drive Elementary, Kyle taught fifth grade math and science for 14 years and STEM for 4 years. He has served in several leadership roles, including After School Director. Kyle’s passionate about leadership, curriculum, and STEM. He enjoys learning from his professional networks … Read More

117: ASPIRE To Lead – Joshua Stamper chats with us about relationships, passion projects, and going further to be a leader.

Teach Better TeamTeach Better Talk Podcast

Assistant Principal, and host of the ASPIRE Leadership Podcast, Joshua Stamper, chats with us about relationships, passion projects, and going further to be a leader. Joshua talks about changing the structure of education, looking at what you’re doing to affect your district, and why we cannot be afraid to ask questions. Episode Highlights 4:23 – What id you cannot make … Read More

116: The Future Is Now – James DiDonato chats with us about preparing students for the future, connecting with your community, and being an educational geek.

Teach Better TeamTeach Better Talk Podcast

 Superintendent, James DiDonato, chats with us about preparing students for the future, connecting with your community, and being an educational geek. James talks about keeping our passion and excitement for learning, bringing students into the real world right now, and why you need to just keep at it with kids until you help them get there. Episode Highlights 2:48 … Read More

I Think, Therefore I Slam – Jeff Prickett

Rob BreyerGuiding Principals Podcast

Currently serving as building principal of McHenry High School – East Campus, Prickett served as middle school principal for five years, as well as principal at the elementary level for eight years. In addition, Prickett also has experience as an assistant principal, dean of students, and classroom teacher.  Entering his 23rd year in public education, he holds a Bachelor of … Read More

115: Belief formation on steroids. – Michael Rousell chats with us about how we can use surprise to change the way our students think about education and themselves.

Teach Better TeamTeach Better Talk Podcast

Teacher, psychologist, and author, Michael Rousell, chats with us about how we can use surprise to change  the way our students think about education and themselves. Michael delves into the science of surprise, shares a story of how he became “the master of the pause,” and talks about  hypnotizing his students. Episode Highlights 3:36 – Rae asks the most important … Read More