A Very Special “National Principal’s Month” Interview with Three Elementary Principals from “The Rock Star Principals’ Coaching Tree” (Thursday, October 15th, 8:00am)

It’s National Principal's Month and the Rock Stars are interviewing three sitting elementary principals from each of their "Coaching Trees" to discuss the triumphs, the challenges, and all things related to educational leadership in the K-12 setting! Join Jon and Nick as they interview Mr. Travis Orth-Principal of Pickering Valley Elementary School (@orth510), Dr. Melanie … Continue reading A Very Special “National Principal’s Month” Interview with Three Elementary Principals from “The Rock Star Principals’ Coaching Tree” (Thursday, October 15th, 8:00am)

Episode 129: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

Listen here at 8 AM today! The boys dig back into the archives for an interview with renowned author, Mike Schmoker, who wrote the famous education book, “focus.“ The lessons from this interview are applicable right now as schools prepare to begin a new year during a pandemic which is forcing educators to reevaluate how … Continue reading Episode 129: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

Episode 127: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

School starts (or has started) imminently and the time has come to stop admiring the problem and start finding solutions. This week, Jon and Nick talk about the latest developments around the country regarding COVID-19, provide two important “RSP Lessons for Starting the 2020-2021 School Year,” and denounce the politicizing of the school reopening issue. Link … Continue reading Episode 127: The Rock Star Principals’ Podcast

Building Positive School Culture Through Service Activities

https://blog.nassp.org/2019/04/17/building-positive-school-culture-through-service-activities/ Middle level students are at a crucial age, consciously developing their identities while trying to understand how they fit in with their peers. Teachers, administrators, and staff have the opportunity to provide a compass for students navigating these difficult times. As middle level students develop their sense of self, they often begin looking for … Continue reading Building Positive School Culture Through Service Activities

Most Improved: Our Journey With Student Awards and Recognition

https://blog.nassp.org/2019/05/29/most-improved-our-journey-with-student-awards-and-recognition/ When I became principal at Downingtown Middle School, it surprised me to find a heavy emphasis on end-of-year academic awards. At the end of the year, a student could win eight different awards simply for making honor roll. Over 80 percent of the student body qualified for honor roll. Each of those awards were … Continue reading Most Improved: Our Journey With Student Awards and Recognition