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 46: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast (Featuring "Recess Monkey")

Welcome back, Rock Stars! Today's episode is extra-special as we feature both an interview and music from the hit children's band (or "Kindie" as its called nowadays) "Recess Monkey!" (@recess_monkey)

Drew Holloway, lead singer and writer, re-joins old friend, "The Doctor of Proctors" for an interview covering the hit bands' music, evolution into a Kindie-Rock national juggernaut, and the inspiration from the wonderful world of education. All of this occurred during "Recess Monkey's" whirlwind East Coast Tour. The interview took place at Angelo's Pizza in King of Prussia, PA, (Angelo's Pizza-Facebook) owned by legend and friend, Tony Capone

This episode also contains two smash-hit singles from "Recess Monkey's" new album, titled "Wired!" The album was inspired by the "Maker Faire" movement occurring in schools and communities all across the country. The two featured songs are "Brick by Brick" (Legos) and the title track, "Wired!"

Follow Recess Monkey on Twitter: @Recess_Monkey

On the Web at: Recess Monkey Town

And on Facebook at: Recess Monkey's Facebook Page

All of their music is available everywhere...especially Amazon and iTunes! Sample more on Spotify!

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Episode 45: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

The Rock Star Principals team up with the Doctoral Cohort from Neumann University to debate and discuss the logistics, pragmatics, philosophy, and more surrounding the state of New Jersey's recent decision to increase the rigor of certification standards of teachers. This is one great discussion where principals, teachers, and aspiring leaders share their thoughts on this and the overall state of education in the United States! First, read the original article here by Peggy McGlone (@PeggyMcGlone) from the Star-Ledger (@starledger):

NJ Raises Standards for Teacher Training and Certification

 

Direct download: Episode_45-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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Happy Fourth of July from RSP!
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RSP Joins "Pulse" on the BAM Radio Network!!!

The Rock Star Principals (@rckstrprincipal) are thrilled to announce that they've joined the BAM Radio Network (@BamRadioNetwork) to produce a syndicated short-form version of their hit podcast! 

BAM Radio Network will be making waves at the ISTE 2014 Conference (International Society for Technology Education) in Atlanta, Georgia with its vision of "Pulse!"

Check out the website at: BAM Pulse Radio Website as well as BAM Radio Network!

Or go straight to RSP's home on Pulse at RSP BAM Radio Pulse!

The Rock Star Principals, Jon and Nick, will be producing exclusive content for their BAM Pulse channel as well as posting existing content in a shorter format. To celebrate the kick-off of #ISTE2014, RSP has posted a brand new interview with the Nationally Acclaimed "Kindie" Band, "Recess Monkey!" (@recess_monkey)

Don't Miss Out! Listen Now!

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Episode 44: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast + Cabrini EDU 646

The Rock Star Principals have joined forces with Cabrini's Summer II EDU 646 Technology and Communication Course in order to create an incredibly power "Educational Technology" Podcast in Episode 44! The Cabrini students (all future administrators) split into three groups and tackled a relevant educational technology based topic in individual podcast segment!

The Podcast kicks off with a whole class discussion of Todd Whitaker's "18 Things Great Principals Do Differently!"

Commercial: Cabrini College

Group 1: Math Tech:

After listening to the Ted Talk Teaching Kids Real Math With Computers by Conrad Wolfram who is a technologist, businessman and inventor of the website www.computerbasedmath.org , our group discussed some of the main points learned. Questions discussed include: Do you think there is anything wrong with the way we teach math today? How is Common Core addressing these issues? Do you agree with Conrad’s stance on computers in education?

Commercial: Cabrini College 2

Group 2: Follically Challenged:

Jay, Jeremy, Jason, & Rob discuss NY Times article "In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores" by Matt Richtel." Commentators focus on the continued funding of technology in classrooms despite the fact that there are limited to no improvements in standardized testing scores.

Group 3: "BookFace:"

Social media, is it acceptable or not? We came across this topic when looking at some articles on the internet. The two articles we found and referenced were "Social Networking Nightmares," by Mike Simpson which was found on the NEA website and "Teachers, Students and Social Media: Where is the Line?" by Lori Grisham. This radio podcast was based on acceptable use of social media with educators. The end result came down to the issue of being professional, smart, and conscientious of your social media and using it just as we expect our students to use it.

 

Direct download: Episode_44-Rock_Star_Principals_and_Cabrini_EDU_646.m4a
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RSP Welcomes Indonesia to the "Edu-Lution!!!"

RSP welcomes Indonesia to the Edulution! 43 countries and counting!

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Episode 43: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Happy Father's Day to all our Rock Star Dad's out there in the "Rock Star Nation" leading the "Edu-lution!" Today's episode is chock full of philosophy with our Neumann Cohort and thought-provoking articles:

  • Neumann University Cohort Discussion on Jim Dillon's (@Dillon_Jim) article, "Education Builds Character."
    • "Training" v. "Education"
  • A Word from Our Fake Sponsor: Dove (Calls for Dads) #RealDadMoments
  • Neumann University Cohort Discussion on Kenneth Goldberg's (@thehomeworktrap) article, "Why Principals Should be Wary of Homework."
    • What does the research say?
    • What do real teachers' say?
    • What does Alfie Kohn say? (@alfiekohn)

Enjoy this great Father's Day Edition!

 

Direct download: Episode_43-_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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RSP Quotes: Legacy

Favorite Quotes from RSP

"The mass of men worry themselves into nameless graves while here and there a great unselfish soul forgets himself into immortality." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Episode 42: The Rock Star Principals' Podcast

Excitement abounds on Episode 42 of the greatest podcast in the history of the universe...(too much?)

  • Talkin' Movies with Elli Ross
    • Jon's eight year old daughter, Elli, hosts a segment where she asks Jon and Nick about movies that they've seen, but she hasn't. First up is "X-Men: Days of Future Past!"
  • Public Service Announcement: Brain on Drugs
  • Lessons from the Middle School Mafia #6
    • From "A Bronx Tale"
      • "The saddest thing in life is wasted talent."
  • Commercial: rockstarprincipals.com
  • Article Review: 10 Life Lessons from a Navy Seal (Life Buzz)

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Direct download: Episode_42-_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
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Rock Star Principals' Podcast Back on iTunes!

The RSP Podcast has been "fixed" and is back in action at the iTunes Store! All 41 episodes now available for your downloading and listening pleasure!

 

Click Here for RSP on iTunes

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