Sun, 13 July 2014
Fellow Rock Stars Unite!!!
As the hit segment, "Lessons from the Middle School Mafia," draws to a close, Jon and Nick bring two new and even awesomer (is that a word?) pieces to the podcast!
"Rocky Balboa's Punches of Perspicacity" - RSP are huge fans of all the "Rocky" movies (except for part V, which we pretend never happened). Join us as we discuss the best quotes and inspiration from the classic films!
"You Just Bought Yourself Another Saturday:" Famous Principals in Film - Principals and educational leadership have a home in the movies (albeit not always flattering). The Rock Stars pick the best (or worst) and translate it into Edu-Leadership Awesome-Sauce!
Don't miss these new pieces of fantastic-ness; coming soon to RSP!
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Category:News -- posted at: 11:13am EST
Thu, 10 July 2014
Today's episode features an awesome Edu-Interview with Downingtown's Supervisor of Professional Learning, Jen Saksa (@DASD_Profdev). Jen is a former high school teacher, assistant middle school principal, and elementary principal. Here's these three discuss:
This one is philosophy and Edu-Heavy!
Direct download: Episode_47-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 1:17pm EST
Sat, 5 July 2014
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!
Direct download: Episode_46-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast_featuring_Recess_Monkey.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 12:50pm EST
Sat, 5 July 2014
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):
Direct download: Episode_45-The_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 11:08am EST
Fri, 4 July 2014
Category:News -- posted at: 9:48am EST
Sat, 28 June 2014
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!"
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!
Category:News -- posted at: 2:46am EST
Thu, 26 June 2014
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
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 3:14pm EST
Sat, 21 June 2014
RSP welcomes Indonesia to the Edulution! 43 countries and counting!
Category:News -- posted at: 11:17am EST
Sun, 15 June 2014
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:
Enjoy this great Father's Day Edition!
Direct download: Episode_43-_Rock_Star_Principals_Podcast.m4a
Category:Episode-RSP Podcast -- posted at: 10:18am EST
Tue, 10 June 2014
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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Category:Quotes -- posted at: 9:45am EST