The Rock Star Principals Podcast jams to all the latest and greatest in educational leadership! Join your hosts, "The Boss" Jon Ross and "The Doctor of Proctors" Nick Indeglio as they bring a unique blend of humor, timely topics, and "real" talk each episode. They bring the "Principal Perspective" to a wide range of topics! Rock out with "twisted steel and school appeal!"

Thanksgiving Special Part III: The Rock Stars give thanks and blessings of gratitude on Thanksgiving Day with:

  • The Church of Whitaker: What Great Principals' Do Differently #14
    • Sensitivity
    • "Go to the Matresses"
    • Bruce Lee
    • Pro-Wrestling and "Going to the Well One Too Many Times"
    • Boyz II Men - The Water Runs Dry
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Stove Top Stuffing on Thanksgiving
  • A Special Thanksgiving Musical Interlude: "If I Only Had a Brain/Heart" Mike Indeglio and Jen Babiak

Hapy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Direct download: RSP-Episode_20.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT
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RSP is so thankful for you that we are realizing four spectacular episodes this week!  There are no "turkeys" here! Ha!  Anyway, listen to Episode 19 for your Cranberry and Awesome Sauce with:

  • Church of Whitaker: What Great Principals' Do Differently #13
    • After discussing @ToddWhitaker, discipline, comfortability, and such, the Rock Stars use some "questionnable" language and reference "The Fonz" (@hwinkler4real) and "Sit On It!"
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Sock 'Em Boppers
  • ASCD (@ASCD)(@WholeChildAdv) Edge Article and Book Discussion: "Short On Time" by William Sterrett (@billsterrett)
    • RSP talks Sterrett's new book through ASCD with "Affirmation, Best PRactices, and Coordination!"  They also mention "execution..." and #Julie'sBrownies, Tom Hanks, Toy Story (@DisneyPixar), and More!
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Lite-Brite
  • Special Interview: Thanksgiving/Black Friday with Isabella Indeglio (5 years old) and Talia Indeglio (4 years old)
    • This top secret interview took place at 10pm EST while the girls should have been sleeping.  Mommy was only footsteps away as Bella, Tootie, and Dr. Daddy talked about toys, turkey, and more.  And yes, the eventual kiddie bickering did wake Mommy up.  Busted!

Enjoy this extra hefty helping of RSP!

Direct download: Episode_19-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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A Thanksgiving Special Episode! Join Jon and Nick for a dose of Thanksgiving-Edu-Awesome-Sauce!

  • A Thanksgiving Interview with Two Students in the American K-12 Public Education System (and Jon's kids)!  Cameron Ross (7th grade) and Elli Ross (2nd grade) talk to RSP about school, teachers, grading, learning, mathematics, family, friends, "Catching Fire" (@TheHungerGames), Dr. Who (@bbcdoctorwho), green bean casserole, turkey, "World War Z" (@WorldWarZMovie), and more...
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Hasbro - G.I. Joe (Cobra Hydrafoil)
  • Edutopia Article (@edutopia) by Elena Aguilar (@artofcoaching1): Simple Ways to Cultivate Happiness in Schools
    • Seasonal Affect Disorder
    • Getting Outside
    • Kindergarten
    • The Sugar Hill Gang
    • Naughty by Nature: Vin Rock (@naughtybynature) and Treach (@triggertreach)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast (@rckstrprincipal)
    • https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rock-star-principals-podcast/id713124906
    • rockstarprincipals.libsyn.com

Spend some quality time with the "Doctor of Proctors" and the "Boss!"

Direct download: Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast-Episode_18.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:00am EDT
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It's time for another exciting and compelling episode of the Rock Star Principals' Podcast!  Episode 17 pulls no punches as the Rock Stars tackle a plethora of awesome topics ripped right from the headlines in the world of education.  Get ready for:

  • Book Talk: The Global Fourth Way by Andrew Hargreaves (@HargreavesBC) and Dennis Shirley (@DennisShirley)
    • This was the annual DASD Book Club reading chosen by DASD Superintendent, Dr. Lawrence Mussoline (@lmussloine), and organized by Supervisor of Professional Learning, Jennifer Saksa (@DASD_ProfDev).
    • The Rock Stars reference Singapore, Finland, California, Canada, Doug Robertson (@TheWeirdTeacher), Dr. Todd Whitaker (@ToddWhitaker), fighting, Hawaii/Idaho/Wyoming/Montana, SNL (Wayne's World)(@NBCSNL), and more...
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Who's Down With RSP?  (Yeah, you know me!)
  • The Church of Whitaker: What Great Principals' Do Differently #12: What do your best teachers' think?
    • This one really had the Rock Stars' fired up!  They referenced Colin Powell, Mr. Miyagi, Happy Days, Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real), and more...
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Rainbow Brite
  • Pro Wrasslin' Talk: What more can we say? After an engaging #arkedchat this week, the great Todd Whitaker dubbed chat moderator, Daisy Dyer Duerr (@DaisyDyerDuerr) with the wrestling moniker, 3D!  The wrestling talk starts there!
    • WWE (@WWE), Stone Cold Steve Austin (@SteveAustinBSR), Hulk Hogan (@Hulk Hogan), Afa the Wild Samoan (@WildSamoan)(@AfaAnoai), WXW (@WXWC4)(@WXWOffice), Rocky III (@TheSlyStallone), The Rock (@TheRock), and more...

This one is extra-long and jammed packed!  Don't miss it!

Direct download: RockStarPrincipalsPodcast-Episode17.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 3:28am EDT
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Who's Down With RSP?

  • Just go to your Google Search Engine and Type in "Rock Star Principals"
  • Go into the iTunes Store and type "Rock Star Principals" in the search bar.  We're under Podcasts in Education-K12! (Be sure to leave us a 5 star rating)
  • Visit our Official Webpage: rockstarprincipals.libsyn.com
  • Follow us on Twitter: @rckstrprincipal
  • Search for the "Rock Star Principals" in the Facebook search bar!
  • We're on Blogger at rockstarprincipals.blogspot.com
  • We're also on Wordpress at rockstarprincipals.wordpress.com
  • Check out the hoity toity profile on LinkedIn!
  • We have a YouTube Channel (with nothing on it) - Just type in: Rock Star Principals' Podcast
  • And we're on Vine!
  • You can also reach out to us by email: rockstarprincipals@gmail.com
Direct download: RSP-OPP.m4a
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT
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Here's a quick hit of Rock Star Awesomeness that the Downingtown Area School District Principals were treated to after a Twitter Boot Camp delivered by the Rock Stars!

Direct download: RSP-DASD.m4a
Category:Twitter -- posted at: 6:52pm EDT
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The Rock Star Principals are mixing things up and giving you an eclectic variety of segments this week!  Be prepared for the following:

  • "How to Create Effective Homework" by Holly Korbey (@HKorbey) from KQED (@KQED)
    • The Rock Stars review this well written argue and present some controversial thinking on the topic of homework!  How is it controversial?  Well, let's just say that the Rock Stars aren't buying into the 'homework hype.' Alfie Kohn is referenced (@AlfieKohn)
  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsors: The Thundercats (1980's)
  • Church of Whitaker: #11 What Great Principals Do Differently
    • #11 discusses "Loyalty" and its importance for school leaders!  The Rock Stars talk about "I" versus "We," Level 5 Leadership (Jim Collins from Good to Great), and Millersville University (@millersvilleu)
  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsors: NAESSP (@NAESSP)
  • TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 4
    • The Rock Stars talk "Walking Dead" (@WalkingDead_AMC) and make a plug to get Chris Hardwick (@nerdist), host of "Talking Dead" (AMCTalkingDead) on the Podcast!  Fear us, Chris!
  • NEW Segment: "Rock Star Music"
    • Tonight we feature our very own Michael Indeglio (@mikeyi99) and his tune, "Lorraine-Spin Around!"  Love it up, @JerseyBoysInfo and @BroadwayWorld @Broadwaycom!!!

Rock on with twisted steel and school appeal!!!

Direct download: The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast-Episode_16.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT
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What is the world saying about the Rock Star Principals' Podcast?  Listen to this short clip to hear about the latest craze sweeping the nation (along with Canada, Japan, the UK, and More)!  After hearing the clip, we know you'll want to find us and enjoy all aspects of the awesome-sauce that is the RSP World!!!  So how can you follow the 2 middle school principals from PA with an overload of twisted steel and school appeal?  Just see below:

  • Just go to your Google Search Engine and Type in "Rock Star Principals"
  • Go into the iTunes Store and type "Rock Star Principals" in the search bar.  We're under Podcasts in Education-K12! (Be sure to leave us a 5 star rating)
  • Visit our Official Webpage: rockstarprincipals.libsyn.com
  • Follow us on Twitter: @rckstrprincipal
  • Search for the "Rock Star Principals" in the Facebook search bar!
  • We're on Blogger at rockstarprincipals.blogspot.com
  • We're also on Wordpress at rockstarprincipals.wordpress.com
  • Check out the hoity toity profile on LinkedIn!
  • We have a YouTube Channel (with nothing on it) - Just type in: Rock Star Principals' Podcast
  • And we're on Vine!
  • You can also reach out to us by email: rockstarprincipals@gmail.com

The Rock Stars discuss all topics related to the Principal-ship in K-12 education!  And that's not all!  All of our eclectic tastes and pop culture fascination comes alive during the Podcast!  Listen at home, on your drive to work, at work (maybe not), on the drive home from work, while you work out, and as you drift to sleep at night!

Direct download: The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast_-_What_the_World_is_Saying.m4a
Category:Commercial -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT
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Episode 15 has hit the airwaves with all kinds of Rock Star good-ness!  Check out the following:

  • "Why Do Teachers Quit" by Liz Riggs (@Riggser) from the Atlantic (work by RIchard Ingersoll cited)
    • Ingersoll and University of Pennsylvania (@PennGSE)
    • Dan Pink (@DanielPink) motivation discussed
    • Todd Whitaker (@ToddWhitaker) on how we should view our own profession
    • How the Associations and Unions can help...
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Honeycomb Cereal
  • Church of Whitaker: What Great Principals Do Differently #10 (and debrief from interview)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Happy Meal Guys from McDonald's
  • A Kindred Spirit: Bat Dad (@BatDadVine)

Enjoy with twisted steel and school appeal!

Direct download: The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast-Episode_15_11.7.2013.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 8:44am EDT
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RSP Needs Your Ratings in the iTunes Store! Please Help Us 'Rock On!'

Dearest Rock Stars,

We need your help with the Rock Star Principals' Podcast in the iTunes Store!  If you could could leave us a quick "Rating" (or even a longer "Review"), we'd be eternally grateful.  It's easy to do!  Just see the steps below:

If you are enjoying the podcast, please take a second to help us spread the word with a review!  It would mean a lot to us! Thanks in advance!

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