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The Principal Liner Notes Podcast

The Principal Liner Notes Podcast

By Sean Gaillard
A Podcast from school principal and author, Sean Gaillard, exploring the intersections between the Schoolhouse, Music and everything else in between and on the flip side. Digital Liner Notes for the global schoolhouse.
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The Lennon & McCartney Effect
What happens when educators connect on the same level as Lennon and McCartney?
May 1, 2021
Episode 50: You Are The Band
A celebration of John Lennon’s first solo band through the lens of the concept of the Plastic Ono Band. How does a faceless band include all and serve as a lesson for leadership?
April 25, 2021
Crossing Abbey Road: One Year Later
Learn how a memory of my daughter crossing Abbey Road and the final photo shoot of The Beatles connect to showing appreciation for your colleagues.
March 14, 2021
Carry On
A lesson in perseverance is found in three different albums. We will explore works by The Allman Brothers Band, U2, Paul McCartney to see how they connect to the work of frontline educators.
March 6, 2021
Revisiting White Album Space: A Lesson In Self-Care
The Beatles created “The White Album” by taking some time to retreat, meditate, and create. A lesson is applied to the schoolhouse from The Fab Four in this episode with nods to many great educators.
February 27, 2021
“We’re Out!”-A Lesson on Trapdoor Moments
This episode explores how two scenes from “A Hard Day’s Night,” starring The Beatles, serve as lessons for “Trapdoor Moments.” These are moments of outreach intended to help friends take a respite from the daily grind.
January 18, 2021
#OneIdea: A Lesson from Paul McCartney’s Rockdown
Learn how a creative idea from Paul McCartney during the lockdown can ignite your ideas into inspired action.
January 6, 2021
A New Phase for 2021: A Lesson from The Beatles
Explore how a throwaway line in a Beatles anthem can inspire your ideas to ignite. This is a special episode for New Year 2021.
January 2, 2021
Making Your Masterpiece
A lesson from George Harrison is the inspiration for this episode. What do you do when an idea falls flat? You quietly hang onto it and let it blossom into a masterpiece like George Harrison did.
December 13, 2020
“Life Is What Happens”
We explore a lesson from John Lennon in honor of his 80th Birthday and connect it to the Schoolhouse.
October 10, 2020
Time for Your Masterpiece: Reflections on “Good Vibrations.”
This bonus episode will explore how “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys serves as a lesson for masterpiece thinking in the Schoolhouse.
October 5, 2020
Reflections on “What’s Going On”
In honor of Marvin Gaye’s Album masterpiece song with the lessons learned from a simple check-in, this episode is a sincere outreach to the listener during these days of social distancing.
October 3, 2020
Alternate Title
Learn how an alternate title of a song by The Monkees serves as a lesson to keep it moving with a growth mindset in the Schoolhouse.
September 26, 2020
Handle with Care: Praise & Thanks in the Schoolhouse and Loving Ringo
We revisit an interlude from my book, #ThePepperEffect. Also, we explore need to uplift colleagues during these challenging times as The Beatles did for each other. Stay tuned!
July 6, 2020
Find Your Band
We will discover how a musical epiphany in The Beatles serves as a lesson for sustaining collaboration in your band or organization.
July 3, 2020
Gatefold Gaze
Learn how the gatefold cover of the “Sgt. Pepper” album served as a salve during a traumatic moment.
June 14, 2020
In the Key of Wonder
Discover how Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney inspire memories, comfort and an example for encouragement.
May 23, 2020
The Toppermost: A Pep Talk
A Pep Talk for Super Hero Educators everywhere with a nod to The Beatles.
May 17, 2020
Music Heals.
A quick impromptu episode on the road and connecting “Hey Jude” to the pandemic crisis. Music heals and inspires.
March 19, 2020
Learn how Paul McCartney’s writing of “Maybe I’m Amazed” serves as a lesson to tap into our passion as leaders.
March 1, 2020
Space for Joy
We return for 2020 and explore how The Beatles taking a breaking from the recording studio to watch a favorite film from their youth is a lesson for us all.
February 16, 2020
Celebrating “Let It Be”
This episode is a kickoff for an upcoming four-part series in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the “Let It Be” album by The Beatles.
December 31, 2019
Neighbors and Bandmates
This episode explore the kindness legacy of The Beatles and Fred Rogers. It is the final episode for 2019! It is the 30th episode. Discover how to connect these icons to your leadership.
December 28, 2019
November 7, 2019
November 7, 2019
See What Happens
This episode explores how Pete Townshend’s “Give Blood” offers inspiration for new bold collaborations.
October 27, 2019
Learn how a vocal flub on “Mr. Moonlight” by The Beatles serves as a lesson for reassurance for educators.
October 19, 2019
Sunny Handclaps
This is my tribute to “Abbey Road” in honor of its 50th Anniversary.
October 12, 2019
Go Electric
This episode explores how Bob Dylan’s musical paradigm shift of going electric can inspire educators to take bold giant steps in the Schoolhouse.
September 21, 2019
Teaching Grace
We explore how Jeff Buckley’s “Grace” album serves as a Teachable Moment during a Shakespeare Class.
September 14, 2019
The Courage to Carry On
An ill-fated album by the surviving members of The Doors serves as an example for an act of creative courage.
September 2, 2019
“Beat Support”
Discover how a subtle move during a live performance by The Beatles serves as a masterclass for collaboration.
August 4, 2019
Episode 22 explores how the impact of our words resonate in the Schoolhouse. We take a trip to the most positive record store in the world and face some Twitter Troll Bullies for our lesson.
July 29, 2019
“Next Stop: Reflection.”
We explore how a recent train ride leads towards a reflective excursion. How do we harness the value of reflection in the Schoolhouse?
July 20, 2019
In the Fan Club
What does it mean to be in the fan club and how does it connect to leadership? We will explore through the scope of the film, “Yesterday.”
June 29, 2019
Embrace the Crossroads
Find out how Don Draper and Buddy Holly can help one embrace the possibilities in the Schoolhouse.
June 15, 2019
Raw & Resilient
Discover how a key picture of The Beatles during the "Get Back" Sessions inspires one to be raw and resilient. 
May 7, 2019
Episode 19 Promo
A promo trailer for Episode 18.
April 28, 2019
Don’t You Wait: An Elegy and Almost Reunion on SNL
In honor of the 43rd Anniversary of the Almost Reunion of John Lennon and Paul McCartney on “Saturday Night Live.”
April 25, 2019
Lost and Found
Discover how an unreleased Beach Boys Album inspires the will to create a masterpiece.
April 23, 2019
Episode 16 Promo
A promo for the next episode of “The Principal Liner Notes Podcast.” What does an unfinished pop symphony have to do with the Schoolhouse?
April 22, 2019
Embrace the Whimsical
Learn how an obscure Beatles “B”-Side can inspire whimsical joy in the Schoolhouse.
April 6, 2019
“You Just Wait.” -Remembering The Purpose
Listen how an empty room and “Words of Wisdom” from Paul McCartney inspired a rediscovery of educational purpose.
March 31, 2019
Get Back on the Rooftop
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of last live performance by The Beatles, we will explore how their collaborative lessons can inspire more positivity in the Schoolhouse.
February 23, 2019
Not Missing a Beat
How Bandmates inspire and support like Ringo and Paul without missing a beat.
January 20, 2019
Magical Mystery Tweet
Learn how one tweet can spark a life-changing course.
December 27, 2018
“We’re With You”
Discover how a lone voice at Woodstock during Creedence Clearwater Revival’s live performance connects to remembering the support we need in the Schoolhouse.
December 22, 2018
The Sound of Synergy
Discover how The Sound of Synergy can motivate collaboration, support and positivity in the music of Queen, Led Zeppelin and Duke Ellington.
December 14, 2018
Masterpiece Moments
How does “Abbey Road” by The Beatles inspire a Masterpiece Moment for the Schoolhouse?
December 9, 2018
Explaining ‘Pet Sounds’ and the Courage to Change
Listen to how “Pet Sounds” by The Beach Boys serves as a lesson in courageous leadership.
November 25, 2018
The Revolt from Headquarters
What happens when The Monkees revolt and play their own instruments? How does this beat against the status quo inspire the Schoolhouse? Learn why in this episode.
November 12, 2018
“I Thought It Was You Three!”
In Celebration of The 50th Anniversary of “The White Album” by The Beatles coupled with a plea for Praise and Thanks in the Schoolhouse.
November 10, 2018
Episode 4: Why #CelebrateMonday?
Learn the story of #CelebrateMonday and how it connects to the opening ambience of the “Sgt. Pepper” Album by The Beatles.
October 11, 2018
Episode 3: Variations on a Theme in “Mountain Jam”
What can we learn from a musical mistake by The Allman Brothers Band and how does it connect to the Schoolhouse?
October 11, 2018
Episode 2: A Year Saved: Trending the Positive with an Earthrise & Carpool Karoke
Find out how an Earthrise and a Former Beatle Saved Two Years.
October 7, 2018
The Principal Liner Notes Podcast: An Overture
The very first episode of this podcast!!
October 7, 2018