The Principal Liner Notes Podcast
By Sean Gaillard
The Principal Liner Notes PodcastJan 22, 2022
Failure Is the Foundation for a Masterpiece
In this episode, we explore the concept of Failure. Failure can be the ignition for greater things. We use The Who's inspired failure of "Lifehouse" and how it evolved into their masterpiece, "Who's Next." I also touch on #CelebrateMonday in this impromptu episode. All of it was recorded live in one take at my kitchen table.
Morning Commute Talk: Walking Away from Candlestick Park
5 Ways to Build Kinship Within Your Team
I am back after a brief hiatus due to Back to School work. This episode is dedicated to the recently passed Robbie Robertson of The Band. Taking a page from the farewell concert of The Band's "The Last Waltz," we will explore five ways to develop kinship within your band.
Connected Conversation with Dr. Tim Davis
Dr. Tim Davis is an inspiring voice in the field of Physical Education. He is a professor at the State University of New York at Cortland. Tim is the director of the Sensory Integration Motor Sensory and Multi-Sensory Environment. Dr. Davis serves as the Executive Director of the Adapted Physical Education National Standards and Certification Program through the National Consortium for Physical Education and Individuals with Disability. Tim is also a senior consultant for Fit and Fun Playscapes. Dr. Davis is an award-winning educator with major accolades including the SUNY Chancellors Excellence in Professional Service Award and the 2021 SUNY Faculty Award for Distinguished Service.
Mindful Listening with Sara Candela
This is volume 2 of our conversation that began on "The Optimalist Podcast." That podcast is also hosted by Sara.
Follow Sara: twitter.com/Scandela9
Learn more about Engageable and follow "The Optimalist Podcast" here: https://t.co/pFfZo3mbni
Morning Commute: Look Both Ways Before You Cross Abbey Road
Connected Conversation with Ryan Ross, Founder & CEO of Olivia Technologies
How might we close the digital divide in K-12 Education in an innovative and empathetic way?
Ryan Ross, Founder & CEO of Olivia Technologies, guests on the podcast to show how he and his team are addressing that question. Learn how Ryan and his team approach the challenges of supporting schools overcome the digital divide with his solutions-based, design-thinking approach.
Connect with Ryan and Olivia Technologies:
- Website: https://www.olivia.school/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/oliviatechnologies/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/OliviaParity
Connected Conversation with Pamela Gunther of Fit and Fun Playscapes
Pamela Gunther, Founder & CEO, of Fit and Fun Playscapes guests on the podcast. Pamela shares her journey to the origin of Fit and Fun Playscapes. She shares the impact her organization has had on making children more active and invited in the schoolhouse. She is leading a global movement on movement for children with her solution-based, collaborative approach.
Connect with Pam and Fit and Fun Playscapes:
- Website: https://www.fitandfunplayscapes.com
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/FitandFunPlay
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FitandFunPlayscapes
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitandfunplayscapes/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fit-and-fun-playscapes/
- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@fitandfunplay
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/fitandfunplayscapes/
Thank You, Tony Bennett.
Connected Conversation with Bobby Pollicino
Principal and Author, Bobby Pollicino, is the guest for a special Connected Conversation. We talk about the joys and challenges of the principalship.
Sign up for Bobby's newsletter: https://bobbypollicino.com/
Bobby is the author of Principled Leadership.
- Order the Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Principled-Leader-Bobby-Pollicino/dp/B0BR72SBRY/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2U4G6VI4YWGF1&keywords=Principled+Leader&qid=1689554035&sprefix=principled+leader%2Caps%2C107&sr=8-1
Anything Is Possible: Riffs In Celebration of The Millennium’s 1968 Album, “Begin.”
Lead Like Dolly
Reflections on The Day John Met Paul
Finding Common Ground Between Teachers & Administrators with Elizabeth Dampf
- Elizabeth Dampf is the director of professional learning at Round Lake Area Schools 116 in the Chicago area. She is the author of several visceral posts for ASCD.
- We focus on her most recent post entitled "Can Teachers and Administrators Get Along?" available at this link: https://www.ascd.org/blogs/can-teachers-and-administrators-get-along
- Follow Elizabeth on Twitter: @ElizabethDampf https://twitter.com/ElizabethDampf
#BrandUp with Stacey Ross Cohen
Learn More About Stacey Ross Cohen and her wonderful new book in this episode! Stacey and I talk about her book, Brand Up. Stacey is such a joy to talk with and our far-ranging conversation touches on many topics including:
- Personal Branding
- The origin for #BrandUp
- Our mutual love for the music of "Earth, Wind, & Fire"
Here's Stacey's bio:
An award-winning brand professional who earned her stripes on Madison Avenue and at major television networks before launching her own agency, Stacey specializes in "everything" branding. She is the CEO and founder of Co-Communications, a public relations, marketing, and design agency headquartered in New York. Since 1998, Stacey has coached individuals and businesses across various industries - from real estate and health care to education and professional services - and expertly positions their narratives in fiercely competitive markets. A staple at industry conferences, Stacey recently made her debut on the TEDx stage. She is a contributor at the Huffington Post and Entrepreneur and has been featured in Forbes, Crain's Entrepreneur, and a suite of other national media. She holds a BS from Syracuse University, an MBA from Fordham University, and a certificate in Media, Technology, and Entertainment from NYU Leonard Stern School of Business. Stacey is an entrepreneur at heart: She started her first business when she was just 14 years old and is now a member of a prominent angel investor group.Stacey's book Brand Up: The Ultimate Playbook for College & Career Success (Post Hill Press/Simon & Schuster) is a game changer for teens to stand out in our increasingly connected, cluttered, and competitive world
Connect with Stacey on Social Media:
Connected Conversation with Andrea Holzwarth of Project Lead The Way
Join me for an engaging conversation with Andrea Holzwarth! Andrea is a STEM Advocate who helps serve as a positive catalyst for student engagement with schools all over. Our conversation connected to STEM in schools. We also discussed the importance of collaboration and trust in any organization. Andrea and I are also fans of "Ted Lasso" and our conversation landed there as well.
Andrea Holzwarth currently serves at the Senior Director of New District Engagement with Project Lead The Way (PLTW). The New District Engagement team is dedicated to supporting new schools & districts as they implement PLTW. Andrea is passionate about bringing STEM & career learning opportunities to students across the country.Andrea is based in Kansas City and every Sunday in the fall you'll see her cheering on the Chiefs to a Super Bowl championship!
Celebrating #GlobalBeatlesDay with Faith Cohen
Faith Cohen, founder of Global Beatles Day, joins me for a fab and upbeat conversation. She shares the origin story of Global Beatles Day in anticipation of the upcoming June 25th Date. Faith gives different examples for how to celebrate Global Beatles Day. We also discuss the breaking news about the final Beatles song.
Global Beatles Day is June 25th. All are invited to participate and celebrate in any simple way. One way to celebrate #GlobalBeatlesDay is play "All You Need Is Love" at 3:54 p.m. ET on June 25th. (That's the date and time The Beatles performed "All You Need Is Love" worldwide on June 25, 1967.)
Connected Conversation with Dr. Monique M. Chism & Ed Magee
Dr. Monique M. Chism, Under Secretary for Education with the Smithsonian, & Ed Magee, Executive Director for Fender Play Foundation, are my special guests on this episode. We talk about many things connected to the intersection of Arts, Music, and Education. Listen for the story of how Fender Musical Instruments Corporation partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide instruments and music education for over 17,000 LAUSD elementary and middle school students.
This intersection is best shared in the upcoming Smithsonian National Education Summit. This is a FREE event for all educators taking place both in Washington, D.C. and online on July 18-20, 2023.
- Learn more about the National Education Summit at this link: https://inevent.com/en/Smithsonian-1678199699/SmithsonianNationalEducationSummit2023/hotsite.php?page=home
- The theme of the summit is "Together We Thrive: Fostering a Sense of Belonging" and the full agenda link is here: https://inevent.com/en/Smithsonian-1678199699/SmithsonianNationalEducationSummit2023/hotsite.php?page=agenda
Connect with my guests on LinkedIn:
Ignore the Naysayers: A Riff from #ThePepperEffect
Believe In Your Collaborators: A Riff from #ThePepperEffect
“Believe In Your Masterpiece”-A Riff from #ThePepperEffect
"Believe In Your Vision"-A Riff from #ThePepperEffect
- In this 127th episode, we continue our celebration of my book's 5th birthday. For this podcast track on our EP for #ThePepperEffect, we explore briefly the first riff of #ThePepperEffect, "Believe in your vision."
- There is also a nod to my twin daughters' 20th birthday in this episode. #proudTwinDadalways
- Global Beatles Day is June 25th and I make reference to this day celebrating the legacy of The Beatles. Click the link for more information: https://www.globalbeatlesday.com/
- Order a copy of #ThePepperEffect here: https://a.co/d/i2XNEhT
- Stay tuned for upcoming information on how to win a signed copy of #ThePepperEffect!
#ThePepperEffect Is Turning Five Years Old!
In honor of the June 1, 1967 release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles, we take time for a quick salute to an album that changed my life. This masterpiece is also the basis for my book, #ThePepperEffect. The book was published in June 2018 and we are going to celebrate its 5th birthday with an upcoming series of podcast album tracks. We are going to explore each of the four riffs of #ThePepperEffect in an upcoming podcast mini-series or an "E.P." (Extended Play-it's like an mini-album.)
The four riffs of #ThePepperEffect are:
- Believe in your vision.
- Believe in your masterpiece.
- Believe in your collaborators.
- Ignore the Naysayers.
Order a copy of #ThePepperEffect on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Pepper-Effect-Creativity-Collaboration-Innovation/dp/194644488X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1528160056&sr=1-1&keywords=pepper+effect+prime
The Right Focus
Persevering for Relevance Like The Kinks
New Ideas & New Days: How the “Mad Men” Series Finale Inspires the Leadership Groove
Creative Courage: In Celebration of “Pet Sounds”
For Mother’s Day
In Appreciation of Teachers: Taking Sad Songs and Making It Better
This episode is produced in honor of all teachers everywhere who take sad songs and them better for children. A nod to "Hey Jude" by The Beatles being used to great effect in a recent episode of "Ted Lasso."
For My Daughter
Episode 118: Beth Napleton on 3 Top Tips for School Leaders to Build Functional & Goal-Oriented Teams
Executive Leadership Coach and Consultant Beth Napleton stops by #PrincipalLinerNotes for a truly upbeat conversation on leadership. I really enjoyed having Beth on the podcast. We could have kept talking for another hour! Our conversation touches on a wide range of topics:
-3 tips for school leaders to build a goal-oriented team
-Staying true to your authentic core as a leader
-Leading Like The Boss (Bruce Springsteen, Beth is a HUGE Springsteen fan!)
Connect with Beth:
Believe in Your Vision: Another Morning Commute Episode
Author Conversation with Alexandra Robbins
Author and Investigative Reporter Alexandra Robbins stops by #PrincipalLinerNotes to discuss her latest book, The Teachers: A Year Inside America's Most Vulnerable, Important Profession. We discuss the book and the necessity for teacher advocacy.
We All Need a Nod Sometimes
What's On My Turntable and Bookshelf
In this quick episode, I share what is currently inspiring me from my turntable and bookshelf. I would love to hear what is inspiring you from your turntable or bookshelf. Please share in comments or post on Social Media using #PrincipalLinerNotes hashtag.
Special Guest Announcement!
Tune in for a special announcement on a very special guest coming to #PrincipalLinerNotes!
Episode 112: Perseverance in the Gig
Episode 111: Finding Your Leadership Groove Like The 3rd Album
Episode 109: In the Neighborhood with Authors Gregg Behr & Ryan Rydzewski
In a moving and upbeat hour, Gregg Behr & Ryan Rydzewski, authors of When You Wonder, You're Learning: Mister Rogers' Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids, share the legacy of Fred Rogers. This is more than just a nostalgic look back at a wonderful children's television; rather, it is three friends engaged in connected conversation honoring the positive, life-changing impact of Fred Rogers and more.
Listen for the wonderful connection between The Beatles and Mister Rogers in this episode, too!
Important Note: There is one-minute of silence during this broadcast. That silence is intentional and there is nothing wrong with your device. You will understand that intentional silence when you arrive to that particular segment.
Connect with my amazing guests and their work online via the following platforms:
- Order Gregg & Ryan's Book On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/When-You-Wonder-Youre-Learning/dp/0306874733/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1678566960&sr=8-1
- Website: http://whenyouwonder.org/index.html
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/When_You_Wonder
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/when_you_wonder/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhenYouWonder
Episode 108: Morning Commute Talk-“In the Groove from the Count-In”
Episode 107-Play Away: Resilience Like The Beatles
Episode 106: Building Your Leadership Team
Principal Jon Wennstrom guests on this episode to talk about the importance of building leadership in the schoolhouse. Jon shares lessons from Superman, Miles Davis and Captain Kirk as ways to illustrate the Why of building leadership capacity in others.
Jon is the proud principal of Riley Upper Elementary School in Livonia, Michigan. He is also Zone 6 Director for NAESP.
Follow Jon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jon_wennstrom
Episode 105-Take the Pause: Morning Commute Reflections
Episode 104 with Tom Caufield, Composer & Guitarist
Episode 104 is a wide-ranging conversation with Tom Caufield. Tom is a composer and guitarist based in Clemmons, North Carolina. His most recent album is "Reversing the Polarity (Pieces 167-175)." We discuss his latest work and lifelong influences. Of course, we delve into The Beatles! The episode ends with Tom challenging me to some Beatles Trivial Pursuit questions. Tom shares his insights on instrumental music, nature, and 1960s AM Radio. Tom is the recent recipient of a grant from North Carolina Arts Council.
- Check out his website to sign up for his newsletter, order music, and listen to all of his albums on your favorite streaming site at https://caufieldmusic.com/.
- Follow Tom on Instagram @tomcaufield
Rejection Is An Opportunity
#LEAPeffect with Lis Bostwick
Episode 101: The Journey of the Legacy with Rosaland Harvin
Award-winning assistant principal Rosaland Harvin stops by #PrincipalLinerNotes for a "Harvin Huddle." Learn from this inspiring educator on instructional leadership, placing kids first, and maintaining that crucial home-work balance. Harvin also shares her two go-to songs for courage and how she applies them to her everyday life. Rosaland also shares her philosophy on building legacy as an educator in the schoolhouse. Rosaland Harvin is the Assistant Principal for Instruction at Northwest Middle School in Winston-Salem, NC. She was recently awarded the Northwest Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year for this school year.
Follow Harvin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HarvinRosaland
Episode 100: Tuning Into the Positive with Niki Spears
It's the 100th Episode of #PrincipalLinerNotes!
Author and Speaker Niki Spears joins the podcast to share her leadership journey. She also provides words of wisdom for educators who are feeling alienated and disconnected from their schoolhouse. Niki is a former educator and principal. She shares her expertise in a positive, upbeat way! Her two song choices for inspiring courage will get you moving! Niki is a motivational force and adds so much wisdom to this episode.
- Order her book, The Beauty Underneath the Struggle: Creating Your Bus Story: https://www.amazon.com/The-Beauty-Underneath-the-Struggle/dp/B08WJGVG23/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1I0DLQSMT5MYV&keywords=The+Beauty+Underneath+the+Struggle&qid=1675043366&s=books&sprefix=the+beauty+underneath+the+struggle%2Cstripbooks%2C106&sr=1-1
- Follow Niki on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NikiSpears4
- Visit Niki's website: https://www.nikispears.com/
- Follow Niki on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikispears4/
- Follow Niki on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NikiSpears4