Passion and the Principalship

https://blog.nassp.org/2020/03/18/passion-and-the-principalship/ Leadership in the K–12 educational setting is challenging. Everyone looks for the one magic formula to address various grade levels, communities in a district with different needs, best instructional practices, behavior, supervision, managerial duties, governmental statutes, central office responsibilities, and myriad other challenges. And every leader in a school setting is different. Years of … Continue reading Passion and the Principalship

The Capstone Project: How One Middle School Replaced Final Exams with Authentic Learning

The Data-Driven RaceAs school administrators continue to find ways to balance attempts to educate the whole child with demonstrating progress on high-stakes assessments, many have begun to re-examine their practices in order to determine if they are an effective means to accomplish that goal.  At Lionville Middle School in Chester County, Pennsylvania, we have spent … Continue reading The Capstone Project: How One Middle School Replaced Final Exams with Authentic Learning

Episode 52: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

[iframe style="border:none" src="http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3279375/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/legacy" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Jon and Nick, the Rock Star Principals return with an all new episode offering advice for teachers who have obtained their first assistant principal's role in the same building they teach! Hear the panel of Rob Farina (3 year assistant principal at Downingtown Middle School … Continue reading Episode 52: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

Episode 51: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

[iframe style="border:none" src="http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3064622/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/legacy" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Season 2 continues with some Edu-Awesome-Sauce! Tune in for: Rcoky Balboa's Punches of Perspicacity! Rocky IV: "Going that one more round when you don't think you can, that's what makes all the difference in your life..." A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: WeBuyAnyCar.Com App Review: … Continue reading Episode 51: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

Episode 50-Season 2 Premiere: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

[iframe style="border:none" src="http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3052691/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/legacy" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Jon and Nick, otherwise known as RSP, are thrilled to begin the 2nd Season of their hit podcast! And what better way to begin than with a special DOUBLE-SIZED 50th Episode! It's "Back to School" time and "The Boss" along with the "Doctor of Proctors" … Continue reading Episode 50-Season 2 Premiere: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

Episode 49: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

[iframe style="border:none" src="http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2971991/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/legacy" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Plenty of Edu-Fun and Princi-PAL-ing happening in Episode 49! Join Jon and Nick for all this and more: "Rocky Balboa's Punches of Perspicacity:" Lesson 1 from Rocky Balboa - Life ain't all sunshines and rainbows... A Word from Our Fake Sponsors: Movie Trailer for 1988's "Bloodsport" … Continue reading Episode 49: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

Episode 48: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

[iframe style="border:none" src="http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/2950374/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/legacy" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen]Episode 48 brings Edu-Awesome to a new level! A new segment debuts that will please all of our principal and teacher movie fans! Article Review: "Complaining" by Selena Rezvani (@SelenaRezvani) How is complaining ruining your reputation at work? The Fish Philosophy (@fishphilosophy) Jim Rohn and … Continue reading Episode 48: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

New Segments Coming to “The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast!”

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 … Continue reading New Segments Coming to “The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast!”