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 Doctor of Proctors" Nick Indeglio is joined by special guest host, Mr. Shawn Wright, who is also a principal at Downingtown Middle School. Shawn has worked as an administrator in both charter schools and public schools in inner-city Philadelphia.

Today they discuss the @GeneralElectric #BalanceTheEquation commercial featuring female scientist, Millie Dresselhaus. You can watch the commercial HERE.

Direct download: Episode_94-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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Jon and Nick are back with a supersized episode leading into summer break and on the heels of the first ever joint @NASSP and @NAESP Joint National Principal's Conference! Episode 93 features:

  • Article Review: Corinth Middle School Abandons Final Exams by Derek Pruitt from the Post Star
    • RSP discusses the over-testing in the States and the lack of efficacy for final exams at the middle level.
    • Eric Mazur's work from Harvard is referenced.
  • Commercial: RSP Presenting at the National Principal's Conference
    • Sunday, July 9th
    • 3:45-5:00pm
    • Room 111AB
  • This Is What It's All About - Unity Cup
    • Jon and Nick discuss the Unity Cup Classic and it's importance to benefit students, staff, and Alex's Lemonade Stand (@AlexsLemonade)
  • Pop Culture Segment
    • RSP discusses 2017's upcoming summer movies as well as Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy!
Direct download: Episode_93-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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The Rock Star Principals are back and they are jacked! The dynamic duo brings you a classic episode in the true-to-fashion style of RSP! Today's episode includes:

Direct download: Episode_92-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:37am EDT
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Jon and Nick recently took a trip from the suburbs of Philadelphia to the outskirts of Pittsburgh. Along the way, they did some recording. Today's episode discusses how "We Are Our Own Worst Enemies" and a Super Bowl commercial featuring Christopher Walken. Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_91-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT
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RSP is back with a Thanksgiving themed Episode 90. RSP Interviews Pickering Valley Elementary School Principal, Joe Fernandes, whose school recently won the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award!

  • Nick and Joe discuss the National Blue Ribbon Award process, how to hire child-centered teachers, and how to maintain longevity in the principalship. Find Joe and Pickering Valley at twitter.com/DASD_PV
  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsors: StoveTop Stuffing
  • Gratitude Segment with Bella (age 8) and Tootie (age 7)
Direct download: Episode_90-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT
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RSP interviews the always awesome Tom Murray (twitter.com/thomascmurray) where the crew talks about the value of personalized professional development, futureready.org, and more #Edu-Awesomeness.

Direct download: Episode_89-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 9:08pm EDT
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RSP was live at the #DETC16 (Downingtown Educational Technology Conference 2016) and held a live panel interview with top presenters, Dayna Laur (twitter.com/daylynn), Aaron Sams (twitter.com/chemicalsams), and Trisha Craig (twitter.com/FCSDInnovation). The crew discusses the importance of personalized professional development and more!

Direct download: Episode_88-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT
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Episode 87: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Welcome to Episode 86 of the Rock Star Principals' Podcast which celebrates National Principals' Month (#thankaprincipal) by featuring a panel of elementary, middle, and high school principals sharing their thoughts on what the most important part of being a principal is and why!

Then the Rock Stars spin a blast from the past from Young MC! You might recall his second hit, "The Principals' Office," which is available on Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon, and More! 

Remember to tune in on Twitter on October 13th from 8:45pm-9:30pm EST to focus on "Principal Inspiration" as we honor principals! Use the #thankaprincipal and #RSPIndeglio

Direct download: Episode_87-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 8:37pm EDT
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Episode 86: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

It's National Principals' Month! RSP is celebrating with Indeglio.com with a chance to #thankaprincipal and win an incredible grand prize!

#thankaprincipal by tweeting/instagramming/facebooking your favorite Principal story/mentor/etc to #thankaprincipal and #RSPIndeglio between now and October 18th!

Then join our Live Twitter chat on 10/13 from 8:45-9:30pm EST. Our overall favorite submission will win the @ddpyoga Combo Pack ($80 retail value) and a chance to appear on our podcast! As always, a big thanks to our friend, @realddp, for supporting education through his amazing fitness program!

@nassp @rckstrprincipal @NAESP

Direct download: Episode_86-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT
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Jon and Nick are back with some awesome segments on a steamy Sunday morning!

  • Article Review: "5 Questions for Diners Making the Digital Switch" by Jackie Berg (@jbergnyc) from @Olo (Digital Ordering Done Right)
    • "How does your customer base currently interact with your digital brand?"
    • 5 Levers for Change
      • Make it understood
      • Make it desirable
      • Make it rewarding
      • Make it habit
    • "Cemetary Effect" and traditional schools still abound (thanks to @thomascmurray from FutureReady.org
    • Atari and "Combat"
    • What happens when CyberSchools finally get the formula right?
    • Digital Natives and Social Media v. Digital Immigrants and Old School Media
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: @CNN @jaketapper
  • RSP Pop Culture Segment: Summer Movies and Summer Olympics
    • Suicide Squad, Finding Dory, Secret Life of Pets, and more...
    • Michael Phelps, Women's Soccer, Heptathlon, Women's Gymnastics
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: indeglio.com
    • Motivate. Focus. Achieve. Inspire. Reach all your goals and set the pace for others with Dr. Indeglio as we explore social, emotional, and physical growth through real life experiences.
    • At one time or another, Dr. Indeglio was (or still is) a principal, track coach, dad, collegiate mascot, professional wrestler, friend, special education teacher, personal trainer, marathoner, son, cyler, adjunct university professor, weight lifter, brother, doctor, cheerleader, beginning powerlifter, podcaster, actor, puppeteer, and more.
Direct download: Episode_85-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:12am EDT
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