Sun, 26 January 2014
"What ultimately separates the 'champion' from the 'also-ran?' The champion has mastered consistency." - The Rock Star Principals
Category:Quotes-RSP Originals -- posted at: 12:28am EDT
Sun, 26 January 2014
Education, education, and more education abound in Episode 31 of the Rock Star Principals’ Podcast! This is one you won’t want to miss! Prepare for:
· Article Review: Greg Toppo (gtoppo) from USA Today: “Respect at School in Decline”
o From the Harris Poll: Less teachers respect parents/students and vice-versa
o Were things really better in the “good ole days?”
o Finland and Respect
o Parents Just Don’t Understand
· A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Nintendo’s Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out
· Maxwell’s University of Leadership: Law 5=Law of Addition
o Leadership isn’t how far we advance ourselves, but how far we advance others.
o Are you making things better for the people who follow you?
o Costco, Southwest, Disney
o Jim Collins’ Level 5 Leadership
· A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Atari 2600
· Interview Segment: Breakfast with Galli (Part 1)
o The Rock Stars eat breakfast with esteemed, retired Superintendent, Joe Galli.
§ You can’t “wait for the kid to come to you.”
§ “Chicken Feed Education”
§ Student Teaching
Direct download: Episode_31-The_Rock_Stars_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 12:23am EDT
Fri, 24 January 2014
"Some cause happiness wherever they go. Others, whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde
Which are you?
Category:Quotes -- posted at: 11:38am EDT
Wed, 22 January 2014
Join @PAESSP (Dr. Bill Ziegler) and the Rock Star Principals for this week's #PAESSPChat where the topic will be "Technology Philosophy!" Per the "NMC" research, we'll be discussing:
The Pre-Reading is available at: http://www.nmc.org/news/2013-horizonk12-interim-results#prclt-b1CLbl7x
See you Thursday Night, 1/23/2014, at 8pm EST on #PAESSPChat - Be there!
Category:Twitter -- posted at: 4:08pm EDT
Tue, 21 January 2014
Special: Episode 30.5-The Rock Star Principals' Podcast (1.21.2014)-4:00am Interview with Talia Toots
If you've been following the saga of Nick's 4 year old daughter on Facebook or Twitter, you know that it's been a crazy night (and morning). In short, Talia's special toy, "Ladytramp," was apprehended and brutally attacked by Thor the Dog. Thor has been actively pursuing Ladytramp for about a year and a half. The surgery was tense, but successful, and all worked out. You can catch up on all the action here:
Of course, some PTSD is to be expected. After Dr. McStuffins Indeglio settled in for such much deserved slumber, he was awakened by Talia Toots at 4:00am. Groggy, but always a podcaster, Nick was able to record most of the conversation on his iPhone. Enjoy Talia's comments on:
Direct download: Episode_30.5-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:05am EDT
Tue, 21 January 2014
News Update: The Saga of Tootie's Ladytramp in Critical Condition (Nick of RSP)
Category:News -- posted at: 10:23am EDT
Mon, 20 January 2014
The Rock Stars are in “rare form” for their BIG 30th Episode Podcast!!! Don’t miss this one; it’s full of educational advice/awesome-ness and unparalleled RSP humor!
· The Rock Stars Present…How to Present!
o Tips for Presenting and Getting the Most Out of Professional Conferences
o Looking the Part
o What are the Take-Aways?
o The Pro-Wrestling Connection (Going the Extra Step)
o “You don’t know how much you know!”
o Join the Rock Stars as they Present at the @NAESP National Conference this July in Nashville, Tennessee!
· Commercial: Who Are the People In Your Twitter-Hood?
o This week, we feature Rock Stars from our #PAESSPChat
§ @MelissaPatschke – National Principal Mentor Certification Coach, Elementary Principal, Federal Relations Coordinator, Regional Representative for NY, NJ, and PA (@PAESSP, @NAESP)
§ @PrincipalNauman – Elementary Principal in Lewes, Delaware, Extensive Participation in Twitter PLN’s
§ @pmhealey4 – Paul Healey is the Executive Director of @PAESSP
· Research and Article/Book (or Twitter Feed Review) – Dan Buettner’s “Blue Zone” Twitter Feed
o Tips on a Long and Healthy Life from Research in the “Blue Zones!”
§ Consumerism, Hari Hachi Bu, Sardinian Sarcasm, Dogs, and More!
· A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: G.I. Joe Public Service Announcement
o Roadblock raps about talking to strangers!
· Maxwell’s University of Leadership: Irrefutable Law #4
o The Law of Navigation (“Anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course.”)
§ Saving Private Ryan – The complaint chain of command goes up.
§ If you badmouth the boss, it will get back to her.
§ Faith is defines as “belief without empirical knowledge!”
Enjoy all this and more on the 30th Episode Spectacular! Laser, pyros, and flamethrowers abound!!!
Direct download: Episode_30-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT
Sat, 18 January 2014
The Rock Star Principals Will Be Presenting at the NAESP National Conference: July 2014-Nashville, TN!!!
The Rock Star Principals are proud to announce that they will be presenting at the National Association for Elementary School Principals (@NAESP) National Conference from July 10-12 in Nashville, Tennessee (http://www.naesp.org/2014-conference)! The conference theme is "Best Practices for Better Schools" and their tag-line is most apropos: "Don't Let it Happen Without You!"
Our presentation is titled, "The Principalship in the 'Blue Zone' - Threats to Longevity and the Motivation to Carry-On." Our interactive, multi-media experience will focus on our extensive research on the challenges facing principals in today's educational environment as well as providing the tools to increase your career life-span, health, balance, and overall happiness! Reaching well-beyond the educational literature, the Rock Stars pull in the 'big gun' experts from all the social sciences and popular culture. Don't miss it!
The Rock Star Principals' Edu-lution Continues! "Eat. Sleep. Rock. Repeat." We're in 49 states, 26 countries, and 6 continents now with thousands of downloads! RSP is also hosting a new weekly Twitter Chat along with the Pennsyvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (@PAESSP) for educational leaders and teachers! Join us Thursday evenings at 8pm EST at the hashtag: #PAESSPChat
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Category:Commercial -- posted at: 9:56am EDT
Wed, 15 January 2014
The Rock Star Principals' Edu-lution Continues! Next week, we release Episode 30 of our edu-awesome podcast! We're in 49 states, 26 countries, and 6 continents now with thousands of downloads!
We're excited about hosting a new weekly Twitter Chat along with the Pennsyvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals (PAESSP) for educational leaders and teachers! Join us Thursday evenings at 8pm EST at the hashtag: #PAESSPChat
How else can you join us? See below!
And Now You Can Call or Text Us at:
Category:Contact/Find RSP -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT
Sun, 12 January 2014
Episode 29 of the Rock Star Principals’ Podcast is “bad to the bone!” And that’s “bad” as in “good!” Listen in for:
· “Should Principals Stop Visiting Classrooms” from the Washington Post by Valerie Strauss (@valeriestrauss)
o Daniel Willingham research shows a weak or non-existent relationship between student achievement and the priority a principals puts on Instructional Leadership
o New research (Grissom, Loeb, & Master, 2013) indicates that informal principal classroom walkthroughs are negatively associated with achievement
o What do the Rock Stars think of all this??? Listen!
· A Word From Our Fake Sponsors: 1970’s Devil Dogs
· The Maxwell University of Leadership (@JohnCMaxwell)
o Irrefutable Law #3: The Law of Process: Leadership Develops Daily
o And…Franki Valli and the Four Seasons
· “Who Are the People in Your Twitterhood?”
o All of these people were part of the first ever #PAESSPChat held on Thursdays at 8pm EST (@PAESSP, @NASSP, @NAESP)
o And…falling in love with Siri…
· Rock Star Resolutions
o Fitness via Beachbody’s “Body Beast” Program (@Beachbody, @BodyBeast)
o Xbox Nike+ Kinect (@Nike, @Xbox)
o MyFitnessPal for Calorie and Nutrition Tracking (@MyFitnessPal)
Direct download: The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast-Episode_29.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 1:14am EDT