EP 94 - Joshua Stamper (Composer / Double Bassist)
The Bass Shed Podcast
Joshua Stamper has been a composer and collaborator for nearly thirty years. Equally at home in the jazz, classical, avant-garde, and indie/alternative worlds, and working with filmmakers, dancers, visual artists, poets and architects, his work reflects a deep commitment to transdisciplinary collaboration. Joshua has worked as an orchestral arranger, a studio conductor, and session musician for Columbia / Sony BMG and Concord Records, Lionsgate Films, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Legendary Entertainment, and for independent labels Domino, Dead Oceans, Important Records, Sounds Familyre, Smalltown Supersound, Joyful Noise Recordings, and Mason Jar Music.Joshua’s work has been commissioned by the Daedalus Quartet, Mantra Percussion, and the Grammy-winning chamber choir, The Crossing. He is a MacDowell Composition Fellow, and is also the recipient of the Lincoln City Fellowship and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship. His work has been supported by the American Composers Forum, the Lilly Endowment, the Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter III Family Foundation, the Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, the Eric Stokes Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.Instagram / Twitter / Youtube View More Episodes
Change Starts Here, Presented by FranklinCovey Education
Do you ever think about all the minute twists and turns that led you to the exact position you sit in life? For some, that journey has more twists and turns than it does for others. Joshua Stamper, Author, Podcaster, and Assistant Principal, joined Host Dustin Odham to describe how he went from graphic design to administration in the education realm. Stamper started as graphic designer, but when the industry crashed, after some self-reflection and encouragement from his wife, he found that he loved art and soccer and combined these interests to become a paraprofessional for special education. Stamper then became an art teacher for six years and started coaching until his coworker suggested he become a building leader. Thus, this is where Stamper’s administrative journey began, serving in various positions, one of which was the Dean of Students. Stamper has since discovered that trauma-informed care is his passion, and he has mixed in some traveling and speaking to his journey while writing the book Aspire to Lead. “As a person, as an educator, and to go from being viewed as this new, elective art teacher who is creative, who is just kind of in his own corner, to then suddenly being with an admin team, being in all these meetings, viewed as ‘you’re going to the dark side.’ A lot of my relationships with my peers shifted dramatically,” Stamper explained. “Are they seeing me as an administrator, are they seeing me as a friend, are they seeing me as a peer, and there’s this weird dynamic of ‘Am I on the admin team, am I a teacher?’ All of a sudden, I’m a leader but I don’t have a title,” he stated of his switch to an administrative role. Stamper discussed that being in an administrative role meant he had to provide feedback and often be in uncomfortable positions. He often told himself: “This is going to make me a better educator than before.” Stamper soon figured out he needed to partner with teachers and establish that he was on the same team as them. He accomplished this with brief classroom walkthroughs where he would take videos on phone. Stamper would ask teachers for permission to be in the classroom and explain that he was taking data, then ask if they wanted feedback. This ensured a partnership approach. Another challenge Stamper faced in his educational administration roles is working with de-escalation. He advises adults to handle these situations with a unique lens. “I ask them to be a window instead of a mirror, meaning you need to let that negative behavior go through you instead of replicating that to the child and only escalating the emotions because a lot of our kids don’t know how to regulate their emotions,” Stamper stated. Outline the consequences, allow for expression of how the child is feeling, and then provide strategies to walk away and calm down. “As an adult, they have these skills so that when it is time to have that conversation with boss or someone else of authority, they aren’t making the same mistakes as they were as an 11-year -old, as a 12-year-old, as a 14-year-old,” said Stamper. For more on Stamper’s journey transforming to the educational leadership industry, visit Spotify, Apple iTunes, or www.marketscale.com.
Joshua Stamper is a composer and collaborator on projects that cross genres and disciplines, from jazz, classical, and avant-garde music to film, dance, visual art, and poetry. In this episode, Joshua Stamper and Jonathan Rogers discuss discord and dissonance, complexity and contingency, and paying attention to the music that is all around us.Support the show: https://therabbitroom.givingfuel.com/memberSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 14 - The Emotional Side of Leadership with Guest Joshua Stamper
Evolving with Gratitude
With his signature brand of empathy, passion, and creativity, Josh Stamper joins us to share what he has learned about showing others appreciation. He shares key strategies to being intentional and making sure everyone feels seen, heard, known, and valued. This week's shoutout goes to someone who has had a profound impact on Josh's leadership journey, Sonja Pegram. Referenced in the show: The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman and Paul White Transcript available here. About Our Guest: Joshua Stamper is an educational administrator for a North Texas School District and the Podcast Network Manager for the Teach Better Team. Prior to Joshua's current positions, he was a classroom art educator and athletic coach. In addition to being an administrator, Joshua is the author of Aspire to Lead, podcaster, leadership coach, and education presenter. Website: joshstamper.com Twitter: @Joshua__Stamper Instagram: @joshua__stamper About Lainie: Lainie Rowell is an educator, international consultant, podcaster and TEDx speaker. She is the lead author of Evolving Learner and a contributing author of Because of a Teacher. Her latest book, Evolving with Gratitude, was just released. An experienced teacher and district leader, her expertise includes learner-driven design, community building, online/blended learning, and professional learning. Learn more at linktr.ee/lainierowell. Twitter - @LainieRowell Instagram - @LainieRowell Evolving with Gratitude the book is now available! Purchase here! You can also get bulk orders for your staff (10 copies or more) at a discounted price! Just fill out the form linked below and someone will get back to you ASAP! bit.ly/ewgbulkdiscount
Discussing art, podcasts, and creating experiences outdoors with Jeff Gargas and Joshua Stamper on #DailyDropIn #TeachBetter
Teach Better Talk
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We are so excited to have had the opportunity to interview Assistant Principal, Joshua Stamper. He is the first administrator we've been able to interview, and it is well worth the listen. Joshua Stamper initially used his artistic talent, creativity, and original ideas as a professional graphic designer. He then transitioned to inspiring students to utilize their imagination and creative expression in public education. Being unsuccessful as a student growing up, Joshua never expected to be back in the classroom as a teacher, athletic coach, or administrator. His struggles as a student spawned a passion to change the education model, push the boundaries of traditional learning, and explore new innovative ideas. Joshua has been a middle school Assistant Principal in North Texas for the past eight years, where he's served at four campuses in two school districts.In addition to his current administrative position, Joshua is the host of Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, an author, leadership coach, education presenter, and Podcast Network Manager for the Teach Better Team. Joshua is married to Leslie and the father of five. Joshua and Leslie became foster parents in 2011 and had the privilege of adopting three of their children from foster care. Joshua and Leslie are trained in trauma-informed practices for meeting the emotional, social, and behavioral needs of children who have been through adverse childhood experiences, which Joshua also applies to his role as administrator. Joshua and Leslie have co-written some blog posts to help and support other educators and parents with Trauma-Informed practices. You can connect with Joshua on Twitter, Instagram, or his website. You can even book Joshua for a keynote or school-based training and that information is also linked. You can stay connected by following @Joshua__Stamper on Twitter and Instagram, or by visiting his website www.joshstamper.com. You can book Joshua for a keynote or school-based training by contacting Jeff Gargas at Jeff@teachbetter.com.
Joshua Stamper, Aspire Podcast Host, Joins FocusED to Discuss Leadership Development
FocusED: An educational leadership podcast that uncovers what is working in our schools.
This is Season 3, Episode 9 of FocusED, and it features our guest, Joshua Stamper. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don’t miss what Joshua has to say about aspiring leadership, leadership development, and so much more. Joshua Stamper Brings Tons of Experience to FocusED Listeners Joshua Stamper initially used his artistic talent, creativity, and original ideas as a professional graphic designer. He then transitioned to inspiring students to use their imagination and creative expression in public education. Being unsuccessful as a student growing up, Joshua never expected to be back in the classroom as a teacher, athletic coach, or administrator. His struggles as a student spawned a passion to change the education model, push the boundaries of traditional learning, and explore new innovative ideas. Joshua has been a middle school Assistant Principal in North Texas for the past eight years, where he's served at four campuses in two school districts. In addition to his current administrative position, Joshua is the host of Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, leadership coach, education presenter, and Podcast Network Manager for the Teach Better Team. He’s also the author of the 2021 book, ASPIRE to Lead. Joshua lives in the Dallas, TX area with his wife and five children. You can stay connected by following @Joshua__Stamper on Twitter and Instagram, or by visiting his website www.joshstamper.com. FocusED Show Notes with Joshua Stamper Josh talked about how leads often obtain knowledge but then rarely do anything with it to grow and change. The “activate” part of self-development is the use of knowledge in practice, especially for leaders who want to move up to the next level. Josha talks about how it goes a long way to be able to explain experiences as a leader when interviewing for positions versus just explaining what you might do. Josh tells aspiring leaders to seek support wherever you can, even if it’s not on your campus. There’s no winning or losing, only learning. ~ Joshua Stamper The model came to Josh because he was tasked with building an aspiring leaders program in his district. In his work with aspiring leaders, he was inspired to help others and write the book to add value as a resource in education. Josh is working on supplemental material for the book so that readers get more stories and more depth into their journey as an aspiring leader. Josh recommended The Ten Minute Leader by Evan Rob and Thrive Through the Five by Jill Siler. He mentioned the Teach Better Team. Check them out. Josh leans heavy into Voxer groups to stay connected with others. We talked about the fact that the greatest leaders of all time are always aspiring. Josh talked about simply wanting to make an impact and help education in as many ways as he can. Josh talked about a future topic in education, maybe a book called The Necessary Evolution of Education in America. Can’t wait for him (or someone) to write it. Thanks for listening to FocusED, an educational leadership podcast brought to you by TheSchoolHouse302 @ theschoolhouse302.com where we publish free leadership content. Go to the site, subscribe, and you’ll get all of our content sent directly to your email. FocusED is your educational leadership podcast where our mission is to dissect a particular focus for teachers and school leaders so that you can learn to lead better and grow faster in your school or district with more knowledge, better understanding, and clear direction on what to do next.
Joshua Stamper - PBIS & Restorative Practice with EdTech
Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset
Joshua Stamper, author of ASPIRE to Lead and host of Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, joins me to talk about how we can use edtech to make managing restorative practice and PBIS more efficient, giving us more time to focus on the relationship piece. Show notes are also available at jakemiller.net/eduducttape-episode-65 A Book for a Friend Contest! Submit your book endorsement on Flipgrid or Speakpipe! FlipGrid.com/EduDuctTape Speakpipe.com/EduDuctTape Soapbox Moment: Jake’s Not Very Good at Chess Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. - Plato Today’s Guest: Joshua Stamper Josh is a middle school Assistant Principal for a North Texas School District. In addition to being an administrator, Joshua is the author of Aspire to Lead, podcaster, leadership coach, education presenter, and Podcast Network Manager for the Teach Better Team. Joshua’s Book - Aspire to Lead - amazon.com/Aspire-Lead-Joshua-Stamper/dp/1953852386 Check out the awesome Aspire to Lead podcast and the very cool logo design 🏔 - joshstamper.com/aspire-episodes @Joshua__Stamper on Twitter and Instagram (@Joshua__Stamper) Which of the following is less torturous? Educational Duct Tape Question: "How can I manage restorative practice and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) in my school?" PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Documenting positive behaviors as well as poor decisions Google Forms + Google Sheets Assigning Detentions, ISS, OSS didn’t help, it worsened it. 90% of kids do the right things but aren’t rewarded for it. STRONG acronym Draw winners daily, PTA prizes, incentives from local businesses Educators look at data and analyze the next steps Restorative Practice Google Forms Might lead to things like admin mediation to restore the relationship Record mediation and other restorative steps in the Form Oftentimes those students never participate in those same types of behaviors again Push-in - someone covers class while teacher talks outside of room with student Behavior is a form of language Restorative circle - student helps decide how to make up for their poor choice Recommendations to use Forms and Sheets in this way: Form Ranger - cloudlab.newvisions.org/form-ranger FormMule - cloudlab.newvisions.org/form-mule Save the Google Form link to device for quick access and submission Celebration of the Adjacent Possible Sarah R. - about GoGuardian (goguardian.com) - Access her video here - flipgrid.com/b5b2a174 Ways to Support the Show or Connect with Jake & other Duct Tapers! Apple Podcast Reviews FlipGrid.com/EduDuctTape password eduducttape Speakpipe.com/EduDuctTape #EduDuctTape on social media Telling your friends & colleagues The Duct Tapers Facebook Group - facebook.com/groups/ducttapers Stickers! Want to pass some out? Want some for yourself? JakeMiller.net/SendMeStickers The JakeMillerTech Newsletter – Sign up! jakemiller.net/newsletter