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!"

The Rock Stars have recovered from the celebration of their 10th episode and they deliver in spades on episode 11!  Listen for these awesome nuggets of awesomeness!

  • The Church of Whitaker #8 - Dynamics of Change
    • This segment heavily features discussion of "change" and Henry Winkler (yes, THAT Henry Winkler, Dr. Tony Wagner, Michael Fullan, Charles Schwann, Bea McGarvey, and Howard Gardner!
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: "Brain on Drugs"
  • Part II of the Interview with Pennsylvania Nationally Distinguished Principal, Dr. Dina Wert!

Don't miss it!

Direct download: Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast-Episode_11.m4a
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It's the Rock Stars' 10th Episode Anniversary!  When it all started two months ago, who would have thought they'd be here?  Hmm...well, I guess that's a bit of a push.  Anyway, the boys are bringing you a GIANT-SIZED 10th episode that "brings it" in every way possible in addition to unleashing a HUGE announcement.  Prepare yourselves for:

  • VIP Interview: Dr. Dina Wert - The 2013 Pennsylvania Nationally Distinguished Principal (from West Bradford Elementary School)
    • During Part One, the Rock Stars talk to Dr. Wert about her life in administration, Ultraman (yes, she knows him), and what keeps her motivated...
  • Church of Whitaker: What Great Principals Do Differently #7 (Hire and Retain the Best Teachers)
    • This passionate segment is close to the hearts of both Jon and Nick.  During the course of this segment, they discuss PAESSP, PSEA, "Dance of the Lemons," Teach Like a Pirate (Dave Burgess), Jedis and Padawans, ways to tell who a future rock star will be from their interview responses, why hiring is so important, and more!

Don't miss this awesome tenth episode, fellow Rock Stars!  Listen NOW!

Direct download: Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast-Episode_10.m4a
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The Rock Star Principals are in full swing as the third episode of the week "drops" today!  The dialogue and discussion today is education-heavy, so be ready!

  • Church of Whitaker: What Great Principals Do Differently #6
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: PAESSP / NAESP
  • Huffington Post Article Discussion "10 Things to Give Up in Exchange for Happiness" by Tamara Star
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Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

You heard right!  This is a bonus episode of the RSP Podcast!  Listen now and hear:

  • Part II of the interview with Mike Indeglio where Learning Management Systems and Schoology are discussed
  • Fake Sponsor: Thundercats (1980's)
  • Interviews with teachers on the scene at "Family Fun Night!"
  • Fake Sponsor: The Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)

Enjoy, Rock Star Principals!  Enjoy!!!

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Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 2:44pm EST

You might not be able to handle this one, fellow Rock Stars!  "The Doctor of Proctors" and "The Boss" bring it hardcore this week with the following topics:

  • Pumpkin Season 2013
  • Fake Sponsor: Dr. Nick's Kettlecorn
  • The Power of Social Media for Educators (Twitter)
  • Fake Sponsor: He-Man and the Frightzone Playset (1980's)
  • Church of Whitaker: What Great Principals Do Differently #5

This episode references everything from "Fat Albert" to Nervous Nellies to Dunkin' Donuts to Larry Ferlazzo!  Don't miss it!

Aaaaannnndddd...a BONUS episode airs today as well!  Keep your ears open!

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Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 12:21pm EST

We're back and so is our interview segment!  This episode ROCKS!

  • Church of Whitaker: What Great Principals Do Differently #4
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Brylcream
  • RSP Interview Segment Live from NYC: Michael Indeglio (music theater, actor, singer, musician, creative genius)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: NHL Flyers Hockey
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Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 8:31pm EST

The Rock Stars are cracking up this week more than normal!  But before they fall apart, they discuss the following topics:

  • BYOD: Bring Your Own Device in the K-12 Environment
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Sweetzel's Spiced Wafers
  • The Church of Whitaker: What Great Principals Do Differently #3
  • Fake Sponsors: Honeycomb cereal
  • The Walking Dead

This episode sets the stage for our next four episodes, which will feature exclusive interviews with two stars of the stage and screen, Broadway and Beyone, Jennifer Babiak and Michael Indeglio.  Stay tuned!

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Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 12:05am EST

The Rock Star Principals take it to a whole new level this week as they discuss a ton of amazing and entertaining topics, including:

  • "Family Fun Night"
  • Ultraman
  • Tommy TuTone and Jenny's 867-5309 in the 21st century
  • Clowns
  • Moon Bouncers
  • Servant Leadership
  • TED Talks
  • #2 of Whitaker's 18 Things Great Principals Do Differently
  • The Steve Austin Show podcast
  • Penn State's Nittany Lion Mascot
  • Officiating Staff Member's Weddings
  • Zombies
  • ...and More!!!

Trust us, fellow Rock Stars!  You don't want to miss this one!

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Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 1:13pm EST

The Rock Stars "bring it" again and it is all for your entertainment!  Twisted steel and school appeal for educational leaders in the K-12 world!  In this episode, the Rock Stars feature:

  • The Highlight: Your hosts discuss Jon's recent "No Office Day" and the results of that experiment.  Along the way, the boys recall childhood memories of the syndicated 60's Japanese television show, "Ultraman!"  
  • Fake Sponsors: Jon and Nick promote another fantastic podcast from Podcast One, "The Steve Austin Show: Unleashed!" (they want Mr. Stone Cold on their show as a guest...or vice-versa)
  • The Church of Whitaker: The first of Whitaker's "18 Things Great Principals Do Differently" is discussed.
  • Fake Sponsors: DDP Yoga (come on, Dally, show us some love!)
  • The Wrap-Up: Everything from Sweetzels to Ultraman to Back to School Night is referenced!

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Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

Welcome to the 2nd Episode of the Rock Star Principals' Podcast!  Tonight we continue where we left off (Where exactly was that? We're all over the place!)  Prepare to "rock out" to the following "hits!"

  • "The Main Act" - PVAAS Results Have Been Released! Jon and Nick talk Pennsylvania's Value-Added results in regards to their own schools.  Of course, the conversation also leaps to many other topics, including DI, RtII, Bubble Groups, No Office Days (Fliegelman, 2013), and more!
  • "A Word from Our Fake Sponsor:" Education Week
  • "Topping the Charts in Pop Culture:" - The Doctor of Proctors and the Boss discuss 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood,' the CGI continuation of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.'

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Direct download: The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast-Episode_Two_9.25.2013.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 10:33pm EST