In the Face of Trauma: Featuring Leslie Stamper

Joshua StamperAspire Podcast

Joshua Stamper, Aspire to Lead, Trauma Informed, Leslie Stamper

In this week’s episode, my amazing wife, Leslie Stamper, offers trauma-informed strategies to help teachers identify and respond to student triggers, anxiety, and emotional dysregulation.  In this episode, we discuss: Tools in the classroom to help student with trauma And additional book recommendations on trauma-informed strategies About Leslie and Joshua Joshua and Leslie became foster parents in 2011, and had … Read More

A Sense of Urgency

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: There is a need for a sense of urgency as students return to school. We can focus on 11 areas by asking key questions mentioned below. Educators must focus on the unique needs of their school and the students they serve. “Transformational leadership starts with a calling, it stands on a cause, and then it breathes with urgency at … Read More

Helping Students Make Connections to 9/11

Becky ThalBlog, Connect Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Historical events impact everyone a little differently. Teaching students history through firsthand accounts can help them to see different perspectives and lets them decide how they will understand the event. History educator, Cheryl Krol, shares her inspiration to collect testimonials from 9/11 to share with her students, as well as the value in teaching through firsthand accounts.  I know … Read More

Teaching and Remembering 9/11 Twenty Years Later

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Teach Further

TL;DR: Never Forget: Teaching 9/11 twenty years later. This post shares ideas on how to include September 11th in your classroom through a trauma-informed lens. Remembering September 11, 2001 Almost everyone I grew up with has a story related to the attacks of September 11th. Some of the kids I went to school with or grew up with lost relatives, … Read More

Summer Series: Trauma-Informed Education

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

The 2021 Summer Series continues with a roundtable discussion on Trauma-Informed Education. Joining Tom for this discussion are Jill Reedy, Joshua Stamper, & John Eller. Jill Reedy is currently Assistant Regional Superintendent for the Macon/Piatt Regional Office of Education #39 located in Decatur, IL (24 yrs in education). She is a former elementary and middle school teacher and principal, as … Read More