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 64: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

The JUMBO-sized Season 3 Premiere is here! "The Boss" Jon Ross and "The Doctor of Proctors" Nick Indeglio bring you an extra wallop of awesome-sauce as they discuss:

  • "A Tale of Two Rock Stars (Getting Pulled Over)" and "Principal Pro" by Kristina Diviny-MacBury.
    • What do the Rock Stars discover after getting pulled over in the same place by the same officer months apart?
    • How does this relate to Discipline and Restorative Practices?
    • Book Intro of "Principal Pro" @educate4hope
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) from Kenner (1980's)
  • "The Dissertation:" Jon and Nick discuss some helpful tips for Chapter 2-The Lit Review
    • Narrow the Focus.
    • Organize Your Way.
    • No One Cares About You.
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Transformers Ultra Magnus (Hasbro 1986)
  • Pop Culture Round-Up
    • Millenium Falcon Drones on Force Friday
    • Mad Max: Fury Road (Greatest Action Movie Ever?)
    • Fear the Walking Dead
  • A Word From Our Fake Sponsor: GoBots from Tonka
  • An Excerpt from Our First Live "Periscope"
    • Thanks to @MAStewartMA
  • See you next time!!!
Direct download: Episode_64-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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Episode 63: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Recently, Jon and Nick had the opportunity to attend a MLB game at Camden Yards with Superintendent Larry Mussoline and Marsh Creek 6th Grade Center Principal, Tom Mulvey. The boys drove with Tom and conducted a great interview focusing on:

  • The challenges of building a single grade center from concept to brick and mortar to opening.
  • Opening a center with an iPad 1:1 initiative.
  • The challenges and opportunities tied to that technology.
  • Breaking old perceptions towards traditional schooling.
  • Building rapport and relationships.
  • Super-Powers.
  • The Grateful Dead.
  • ...and more...
Direct download: Episode_63-_The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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Episode 62: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Join the Rock Star Principals for "Story Time." Jon shares some classics from the past and the dynamic duo discuss some summer interviews with candidates fresh out of college!

Direct download: Episode_62-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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We are numerically out of order because we promised Diamond Dallas Page for Episode 60! That episode will drop next week. For now, enjoy the following awesomeness:

  • Reflections on the "Choices" presentation by Marc Mero (@marcmero) thinkpoz.org
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: DDPYoga
  • Article Review: "What Happens When Students Boycott a Standardized Test?" by Lauren McKenna (@TheAtlantic)
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Air Supply for Dr. Pepper
  • Story Time with The Boss: What happens when the teacher starts crying?

 

Direct download: Episode_61-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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Episode 59: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast (Special Guest-Marc Mero)

The Rock Star Principals bring you their most powerful episode yet as the dynamic duo is joined by world famous motivational speaker and former professional wrestling legend, Marc Mero! Fortune and fame was followed by tremendous personal loss and Marc realized that both his good choices and bad choices shaped his life and had an impact on those around him. 

The Champion of Choices organization was founded by Marc shortly after (thinkpoz.org) and Marc's powerful "Choices" presentation has been to thousands of schools world-wide. Recently, a video from Marc's assembly went viral on YouTube with over 9 million people being inspired by his message.

Jon and Nick strongly encourage all the principals and educational leaders across "Rock and Roll, USA" to listen carefully and consider bringing Marc and his inspirational program to your district!

  • Today's Show:
    • A Special Introduction...
    • Interview Segment Part 1: Marc Mero (@marcmero)
    • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: DDP Yoga (ddpyoga.com)
    • Interview Segment Part 2: Marc Mero (cont.)
    • Original Song by Michael Indeglio: "I Believe"
Direct download: Episode_59-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast_with_Marc_Mero.m4a
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Episode 58: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

RSP 58 features a discussion from #EdCampDtown with awesome educators about an article by Nina Golgowski-New York Daily News (@glowgow) where an elementary school in New York (PS 116-Principal Jane Hsu) abandoned homework. We interviewed @EricDaney @jonathanblow @DrStaubSTEM

We also get Nick's predictions on "Wrestlemania 31" (he's interviewed by @RFarinaDM who hates pro-wrestling). It's funny and informative. @wwe @wweuniverse #Wrestlemania

 

Direct download: Episode_58-_The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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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!

 

Direct download: Episode_57-Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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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
Direct download: Episode_56-_The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 10:07am EDT
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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
Direct download: Episode_55-_The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 2:06pm EDT
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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"!"

Direct download: Episode_54-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT
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