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!"

Lessons and fun abound in Episode 37 as the Rock Stars cover the bases from educational leadership to Broadway! Listen now for:

  • Secrets from the Middle School Mafia #2: "Never tell anybody outside the family what you're thinking."
    • When do you talk? When do you listen?
    • Stick with the decision. 
    • Pre-Meetings are key.
    • "Heavy is the head that wears the crown." (Adapted from Shakespeare)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Pepsi's "Godfather" Commercial
  • Maxwell's University of Leadership #8: Law of Intuition
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Rocky on Broadway 1st Look
  • RSP Preview Report: Rocky the Musical on Broadway
    • Special Guest: Michael Indeglio @mikeyi99
Direct download: Episode_37-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:47am EDT
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Episode 36: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast (3.2.2014)

The Rock Stars are rocking and rolling as Episode 36 brings the intensity to a whole new level!  Tune in now for the following awesomeness:

·       “The Middle School Mafia” Lessons in Leadership

o    Lesson I: “This is the business we’ve chosen…” (Hyman Roth from “Godfather II”)

§  We know what we signed up for and the history of education lets us know what’s come before and what will come again.

§  Crying and complaining is useless.

§  “Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.” – Henry David Thoreau

§  Restorative Practices: @iirpgradschool – Identify things for what they actually are…

·       Commercial: “Who Are the People In Your Twitterhood”

o    @JRsBBQ – The Ross Report Podcast on @PodcastOne

o    @ahoff63 – Our DASD Colleague, Assistant Director of Pupil Services, Andrew Hoffert

o    @Chescomoms – A great resource for Moms in the PA Tri-County Area

·       The Maxwell University of Leadership-Law #9: The Law of Magnetism

o    Who you are is who you attract.

o    @DrWayneWDyer – “You do not attract what you want. You attract what you are.”

o    Lao-Tzu’s 4 Virtues: Reverence for life, natural sincerity, gentleness, and supportiveness

o    @coachjfranklin – New PSU Head Coach

o    New RSP Vocabulary: “Twitter-Bits” and “Mediocre-ness”

·       Commercial: rockstarprincipals.com

o    Everything RSP is on rockstarprincipals.com

o    Or our mobile site at m.rockstarprincipals.com

·       Wrestling Wisdom

o    @AngryWrestleVet give us Rule 1: “Always show respect to those who paved the road for current and future generations…”

§  “Walking in the footsteps of giants…”

§  Don Eichorn, @JohnCena, @steveaustinbsr, John Monahan

Episode 36 has everything you’d expect and tons of stuff you’d never expect! Don’t wait! Eat, sleep rock, repeat!

Direct download: Episode_36-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:53am EDT
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RSP returns with an education heavy podcast full of practical advice and wisdom for all K-12 educational leaders in the field!  Listen today and contribute on social media or our website(s) to the conversation!

  • University of Maxwell: Law 7: Law of Respect
    • Godfather Wisdom! @LydiaBreakfast (Lydia Dishman)
  • Commercial: Who Are the People In Our Twitterhood?
    • @bretdom (Bret Domstrand)
    • @jenastelli (Jen Marie Robustelli
    • @DASD_DMS and @DASD_LMS
  • Article Review: Can iPads Upend Learning by @Kschwart (Katrina Schwartz)
    • RSP gets feverishly passionate about technology and resistance...
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Delicious Greens 8000
  • Article Review: 10 Reasons It's Ok to be Disliked by @tinybuddha (Lori Deschene)
    • Important and relevant for all leaders, but especially new administrators
  • Commercial: Our Favorite Podcasts
    • NPR TED Radio Hour by @nprguyraz (Guy Raz)
  • University of Maxwell: Law 6: Law of Solid Ground
    • Trust and Character

And visit our NEW website at: rockstarprincipals.com

Direct download: Episode_35-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:34am EDT
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In less than 24 hours, over 50,000 people have viewed the RSP YouTube Video featuring the "RSP Downingtown No-School Snow Day Medley!" Now is your chance to listen to the...uh, amazing audio from the video! Well, let's face it, the title of the show does include the term "Rock Stars!"

Downingtown Area School District Superintendent, Dr. Larry Mussoline, has become known for his entertaining Snow Day Robo-Calls after 5 winter storms so far in 2014.  After a few community members pointed out the "Durham Academy" video and the "Bohemian Rhapsody" video from YouTube, Dr. M contacted the Rock Star Principals to see what they could do to keep things light and lively.  

And, of course, RSP took it waaaaayyyyy over the top.  A slickly edited video and audio assault on the senses parodies Billy Joel's "Allentown," Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive," James Brown's "Living in America," and "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen!"

You can view the YouTube Video here:

YouTube "RSP DASD No-School Snow Day Musical Medley"

Direct download: Episode_34-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT
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The Northeast has been slammed by snow and ice!  But RSP chugs right along with some special guests this week!

  • A Review of "The Biggest Loser: Second Chances" Finale by Nick, Tina (Sister Special Education Teacher), and Denise (wife and saint)!
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Coca-Cola 1984 Olympics
  • What Do the People Think of Snow Days? (Nick, Tina, Denise, Avery, and Company)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: G.I. Joe Watchtower (Hasbro)
  • Breakfast with Galli Part III (Don't Be a Principal)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Kool-Aid in the 1960's
  • Newsflash: Bella Cut Her Hair (An Exclusive RSP Interview)!

Don't get left out in the cold! (Get it...left out in the cold...you know, ice storms and such...oh, well...)

Direct download: Episode_33-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 8:01pm EDT
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The Groundhog saw his shadow, but 6 more weeks of winter is tolerable with the Rock Star Principals!

  • The Boss finally tells the legendary "Cell Phone Story!" You've asked for it so here it is!!!
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Staples Sno-Bot Falls in Love
  • Maxwell's University of Leadership: Irrefutable Law #5 - The Law of E.F. Hutton
    • General Zod from Superman II
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: PSA Superman and Cigarettes
  • Interview Segment: Joe Galli Part 2 (Dealing with Non-Proficient Staff)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Rocky IV Commercial
  • Pop Culture with RSP: Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor

And More!!!

Direct download: Episode_32-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 10:57am EDT
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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.

§  Relationships

§  Respect

§  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
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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:

http://storify.com/RckStrPrincipal/news-updates-ladytramp-in-critical-condition

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:

  • LadyTramp
  • Thor
  • Santa Claus
  • Scarves
  • Christmas Ornaments
  • Feet
  • Kicking
  • Mommy
  • and more...
Direct download: Episode_30.5-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:05am EDT
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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
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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…Robocop

o   And…Franki Valli and the Four Seasons

·      “Who Are the People in Your Twitterhood?”

o   @ericdaney

o   @DrBillZiegler

o   @bethhill2829

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
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