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!"
  • Report: Bullying Reports Are Decreasing
  • Word From Fake Sponsor: State Farm
  • Discussion: Fundraising and More
  • Pop Culture Segment: Black Lightning - Finally! A Principal Hero!
Direct download: Episode_108-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

  • Episode 107
    • "Are Lockers Obsolete?" from Washington Post
    • Word From Fake Sponsor: Campbell's Chunky Soup with Donovan McNabb
    • TV Reality Show Review: Undercover High
    • Word from Fake Sponsor: Campbell's Chunky Soup with Reggie White
    • Nick and Jon Book the New XFL! (and EAGLES in the Super Bowl!!!)
Direct download: Episode_107-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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  • Article/Book Review: The Testing Charade by Daniel Koretz
  • Word From Our Fake Sponsor: The RSP Snow Day Medley
  • Article Review: Should Schools Ban 'Best Friends?'
  • Word From Our Fake Sponsor: Kenner's 1978 Star Wars Millenium Falcon
  • Movie Review: The Last Jedi
Direct download: Episode_106-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 7:30pm EDT

Nick was in NYC at Schoology's new offices at Madison Square Garden. He interviewed Mike Indeglio and Joe Vassallo to discuss their collaborative work environment.

Direct download: Episode_105-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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Episode 104 features:

  • Interview with #FutureDriven author and blogger, David Geurin (@davidgeurin), from
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: NBC News 10 for Ross on the Roof
  • RSP Segment: Top Educational Experiences - Jon talks about his fundraising experience camping out on the roof for Alex's Lemonade Stand and the impact of community involvement.
  • Pop Culture Segment: American Vandal
Direct download: Episode_104-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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Episode 103 features some heavy-hitting segments and #Edulution awesomeness!

  • Investigative Article Review: What Happened at Ballou High School?
    • A DCPS goes from a 57% graduation rate to 100% with 100% college acceptance in one year? Sound to good to be true? It is.
    • Link to Full Article
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Dreamworks' Trolls Holiday Special
  • Article Review: What if Principals Were Treated Like CEOs?
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: As Seen On TV Star Showers
  • The Great Debate Round 1: Jon and Nick debate the biggest issues facing the entire universe!
Direct download: Episode_103-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

Episode 102 continues the "Edulution" as RSP continues to "PushThePendulum!"

  • Jon and Nick discuss the new @DASD_DMS Awards to recognize authentic learning and character rather than honor roll. The boys reference an article from Mindshift KQED by @LindaFlanagan2 called "How One School Ditched Schools and Assemblies to Refocus on Kids and Learning."
  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsor: 1980 Hershey's Whatchmacallit
  • Interview with the "Center for Supportive Relationships"
    • "The Boss" Jon Ross interviews Chris Pugliese, @cpagsPugliese, and Eran Magen, @eranmagen, to discuss the Center for Supportive Relationships, @supr_education.
    • Imagine a school community in which EVERY interaction is supportive and positive!

      At the end of each interaction, both sides walk away feeling cared for and respected, and with a clear understanding of the next step. We know a way that you can get there.

      Here's what we are doing in Upper Darby SD to create this. We have been collaborating with the Center for Supportive Relationships since 2014 to provide relational skills coaching to our classroom teachers. 

      During a 20 minute real-time session, a Center coach uses a tablet to provide praise, compliments and suggestions to the teacher via a smart watch. The feedback is based only on relational skills. The goal is to support teachers as they build stronger relationships with their students.The Center coaches model strong relational skills with the teachers and then give suggestions on how teachers can model those behaviors with the students. 

      Currently, the Center is training internal UDSD staff to become expert coaches in order to sustain the initiative after the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Also, the Center and Neumann University have collaborated to incorporate a relational skills component into Neumann's first-year teacher preparation program. UDSD staff have served as guest lecturers in these sessions.

      Feedback from UDSD teachers in the fall 2016 coaching cohort:

      78% reported that they would recommend the coaching program to a colleague

      73% reported that the coaching helped them strengthen relationships with students

      65% reported that the coaching helped make their work more satisfying

  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsors: 1979 Twix Candy Bar
  • Article Review on Gratitude and Paying It Forward
Direct download: Episode_102--The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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"The Boss" Jon Ross and "The Doctor of Proctors" Nick Indeglio with a gargantuan-sized 100th episode of The Rock Star Principals' Podcast. The boys have "Reloaded" with renewed passion, energy, humor, and weekly episodes that will drop every Monday evening at 11:00pm EST. The 100th episode features the following awesomeness:

  • Article Review: From by Rich Karlgaard-"How a Former VC Wants to Disrupt American Education" (interview with Ted Dintersmith)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Mattel He-Man Fright Zone Battle Set
  • Activity Review: Jon's "Dot Activity" (Social-Emotional Learning)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: (from the early episodes) Nick and Jon Love "Sweetzels"
  • Authentic Learning Round Table with Downingtown Principals during Digital Leadership training with Eric Sheninger @E_Sheninger
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Anti-Drug PSA: "I Learned It By Watching You"
  • Movie Review: Justice League
Direct download: Episode_100-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT

Jon and Nick are still working on the big 100th Episode Anniversary show so for now, we move on to Episode 101 featuring RSP's producer, Mike Indeglio. In today's episode:

  • Mike and Nick discuss "The Blue Zones" focus on Okinawans' longevity due to purpose and Moai
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Lite-Brite
  • The Indeglio Brothers discuss tv and movies in a pop culture segment.
Direct download: Episode_101-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 12:04pm EDT

Jon and Nick bring an action packed episode to the inter-webs! Today, RSP raps about:

Direct download: Episode_99-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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