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!"
Episode 57: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast (#EdCampDTown)

The Rock Star Principals are at the first ever Downingtown Ed Camp on the second day of Spring (with 6 inches of snow on the ground)! Giant Kudos to the crew who organized the event: @KristieLBurk @jonathanblow @DrStaubSTEM - 

  • The Mobile Introduction: Snow, Smoothies, Drive Thrus, EdCamps
  • Kristie Burke explains how an EdCamp works
  • Interview with @33megan33 from the Bahamas on "Mystery Skype!"
  • Interview with @christybrenn from Haverford on "Google Hang-Outs!"
  • Interview with @DrStaub STEM about "Eating Your Vegetables" and the "Law of Two Feet!"

Enjoy episode 57 and the excitement of #EdCampDTown will continue in episode 58!

 

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Episode 56: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

As Jon and Nick braved the treacherous roads on their way to an in-service day, they recorded the podcast on the drive along the way. They risked life and limb for their dedicated listeners. Topics include:

  • The guy at the Dunkin Donuts wearing purple gloves.
  • Dunkin Donuts is hiring and Jon's 16 year old daughter needs a job.
  • The Forbes.com article declaring that the Happiest Job is "Principal."
  • ESEA (No Child Left Behind) and Race to the Top
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor Infomercial: Hyundai and the Sonata
  • Pennsylvania Governor Stories
  • The Law of Diminishing Returns: Can a Great Principal Outlast His/Her Stay?
  • Why don't people clean their cars off when it snows?
  • Cable TV as we know it is dying! Netflix, Hulu, Sling, Amazon Video
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This week, the Rock Star Principals follow up on their amazing interview with Dr. Larry Mussoline, the Superintendent of Downingtown Schools.

  • Report Review:CRPE ReInventing Public Education-Policy Barriers to School Improvement: What's Real and What's Imagined
    • Todd Whitaker and "Greatness"
    • Jim Collins and the Right Seats on the Bus
    • Bill Parcells and His Personell Philosophy
    • Pro-Wrestling and Style (The Great Samu)
    • Malcolm Gladwell
    • "It's not a money problem; it's an idea problem
  • Fake Sponsor: Sock Em Boppers
  • Blog Review: Robots are Taking Over the Job Market
    • by Frank Sonder
    • Swiss Think Tank W.I.R.E.
    • Chalk v. Paper in 1815
  • Fake Sponsor: He-Man Playset
  • Pop Culture Review: Walking Dead MidSeason Return
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Episode 54: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

This week, Jon and Nick bring a powerful episode to the table that features an interview with their very own Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Larry Mussoline (@lmussoline). This interview delves into the past, present, and future of education in the United States. The barriers to innovation are identified and the bulldozers needed to make these changes are brought to the table as well. Some of the edu-lutionary conversation includes:

  • Mass Customized Learning and Self-Driven Learning
  • Student Choice at All Levels of Education
  • Bring Your Own Device and 1-to-1 Technology Initaitives
  • Ian Jukes (@ijukes) and getting outside the "box"
  • Blended Learning
  • The Auto-Pilot Analogy
  • What a Superintendent Looks for in a Principal
  • What Super-Hero Would You Be?
  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsor: The "Let's Go Mets" 1986 Music Montage

Proceed with caution, Rock Stars. This is a "Mind Blown Zone"!"

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Episode 53: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Tons of educational content and pop culture greatness "rocks" this podcast! Follow RSP on Twitter @rckstrprincipal -and- rockstarprincipals.com -and- "Like" our Facebook Page -and- subscribe on iTunes!

 

  • Episode 53
    • Article Review: Discipline Study 
      • Does harsh discipline climate affect good students?
      • @iirpgradschool
      • @rfarinadms
    • Fake Sponsor: Drake's Devil Dogs
    • Article Review: Self-Driven Learning by Katrina Schwartz @kschwart
    • Fake Sponsor: Nntendo's Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
    • Pop Culture Time!
      • Sons of Liberty @History
      • True Detective @TD_HBO
      • American Sniper @AmericanSniper @chriskylefrog
      • The Judge @robertdowneyjr

Eat. Sleep. Rock. Repeat.

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Episode 52: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Jon and Nick, the Rock Star Principals return with an all new episode offering advice for teachers who have obtained their first assistant principal's role in the same building they teach! Hear the panel of Rob Farina (3 year assistant principal at Downingtown Middle School @DASD_DMS) and Dave Wiedlich (Brand new assistant principal at Lionville Middle School @DASD_LMS) where both taught prior to becoming principals. 

And, of course, the "Doctor of Proctors" and the "Boss" bring you a "Word from Our Fake Sponsor," which is Shrinky Dinks from Colorform! 

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Season 2 continues with some Edu-Awesome-Sauce! Tune in for:

  • Rcoky Balboa's Punches of Perspicacity!
    • Rocky IV: "Going that one more round when you don't think you can, that's what makes all the difference in your life..."
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: WeBuyAnyCar.Com
  • App Review: "Book Creator" by redjumper.net
    • Top Rated by RSP!
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: eSurance with Beatrice
  • Blog Review: PracticalTheory.org with @chrislehmann
    • "Can's We Just Get Better?"
Direct download: Episode_51-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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Episode 50-Season 2 Premiere: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Jon and Nick, otherwise known as RSP, are thrilled to begin the 2nd Season of their hit podcast! And what better way to begin than with a special DOUBLE-SIZED 50th Episode! It's "Back to School" time and "The Boss" along with the "Doctor of Proctors" is ready to rock out...educational leadership style!

  • Welcome Back Segment: Nick and Jon discuss the start of the new school year with changes in both of their buildings.
  • "A Word from Our Fake Sponsors:" Air Supply and Dr. Pepper
  • Rocky Balboa's Punches of Perspicacity: "Fear" from Rocky III
  • "A Word from Our Fake Sponsors:" Sock 'Em Boppers
  • "You Just Bought Yourself Another Saturday" - Educational Movie Wisdom
    • Olympia Dukakis as the Principal in "Mr. Holland's Opus:" Stuck Compass
  • "A Word from Our Fake Sponsors:" Staples Back to School
  •  Article Segment: Homework by @JustinCoulson from The Daily Telegraph
    • The homework debate continues...you know what Nick and Jon think...
    • The importance of reading at night...
  • "A Word from Our Fake Sponsors:" Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Pop Culture Segment: Epic Meal Empire, Guardians of the Galaxy, Stone Cold's Broken Skull Ranch, The Strain, The College Football Playoff System

Enjoy the Season 2 Premiere and our 50th Episode!!!

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Plenty of Edu-Fun and Princi-PAL-ing happening in Episode 49! Join Jon and Nick for all this and more:

  • "Rocky Balboa's Punches of Perspicacity:" Lesson 1 from Rocky Balboa - Life ain't all sunshines and rainbows...
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Movie Trailer for 1988's "Bloodsport" starring Jean Claude Van Damme
  • "You Just Bought Yourself Another Saturday!" Movies About Education: Uncle Buck
    • Twiddlers
    • Silly Hearts
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Movie Trailer from 1989's "Cyborg" Starring Jean Claude Van Damme
  • RSP Reviews TV Shows: "The Strain" on FX
    • @TheStrainFX

Don't Miss It!

Direct download: Episode_49-_The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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Episode 48: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Episode 48 brings Edu-Awesome to a new level! A new segment debuts that will please all of our principal and teacher movie fans!

  • Article Review: "Complaining" by Selena Rezvani (@SelenaRezvani)
    • How is complaining ruining your reputation at work?
    • The Fish Philosophy (@fishphilosophy)
    • Jim Rohn and @shawnachor
    • @toddwhitaker and "Shifting the Monkey"
    • IIRP and Restorative Practices
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Dr. Pepper and Air Supply (1981)
  • New Segment: "You Just Bought Yourself Another Saturday:" Lessons from Movies About Teaching/Education
    • The Breakfast Club
      • Carl and Vernon
      • "The kids have changed."
      • "You think I give a _*&^% what these kids' think?"

All this and more!

Direct download: Episode_48-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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