The Principal Liner Notes Podcast

The Principal Liner Notes Podcast
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.

In the Key of Wonder
May 23 • 18 min
Discover how Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney inspire memories, comfort and an example for encouragement.
The Toppermost: A Pep Talk
May 17 • 16 min
A Pep Talk for Super Hero Educators everywhere with a nod to The Beatles.
Music Heals.
Mar 19 • 17 min
A quick impromptu episode on the road and connecting “Hey Jude” to the pandemic crisis. Music heals and inspires.
Mar 1 • 15 min
Learn how Paul McCartney’s writing of “Maybe I’m Amazed” serves as a lesson to tap into our passion as leaders.
Space for Joy
Feb 16 • 15 min
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.
Celebrating “Let It Be”
Dec 31, 2019 • 12 min
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.
Neighbors and Bandmates
Dec 28, 2019 • 23 min
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.
The Principal Liner Notes Podcast (Trailer)
Nov 7, 2019 • 0 min
See What Happens
Oct 26, 2019 • 22 min
This episode explores how Pete Townshend’s “Give Blood” offers inspiration for new bold collaborations.
Oct 19, 2019 • 24 min
Learn how a vocal flub on “Mr. Moonlight” by The Beatles serves as a lesson for reassurance for educators.
Sunny Handclaps
Oct 12, 2019 • 21 min
This is my tribute to “Abbey Road” in honor of its 50th Anniversary.
Go Electric
Sep 21, 2019 • 18 min
This episode explores how Bob Dylan’s musical paradigm shift of going electric can inspire educators to take bold giant steps in the Schoolhouse.
Teaching Grace
Sep 14, 2019 • 23 min
We explore how Jeff Buckley’s “Grace” album serves as a Teachable Moment during a Shakespeare Class.
The Courage to Carry On
Sep 2, 2019 • 21 min
An ill-fated album by the surviving members of The Doors serves as an example for an act of creative courage.
“Beat Support”
Aug 4, 2019 • 21 min
Discover how a subtle move during a live performance by The Beatles serves as a masterclass for collaboration.
Jul 28, 2019 • 25 min
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.
“Next Stop: Reflection.”
Jul 19, 2019 • 21 min
We explore how a recent train ride leads towards a reflective excursion. How do we harness the value of reflection in the Schoolhouse?
In the Fan Club
Jun 28, 2019 • 17 min
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.”
Embrace the Crossroads
Jun 15, 2019 • 18 min
Find out how Don Draper and Buddy Holly can help one embrace the possibilities in the Schoolhouse.
Raw & Resilient
May 7, 2019 • 16 min
Discover how a key picture of The Beatles during the “Get Back” Sessions inspires one to be raw and resilient.
Episode 19 Promo
Apr 28, 2019 • 2 min
A promo trailer for Episode 18.
Don’t You Wait: An Elegy and Almost Reunion on SNL
Apr 24, 2019 • 20 min
In honor of the 43rd Anniversary of the Almost Reunion of John Lennon and Paul McCartney on “Saturday Night Live.”
Lost and Found
Apr 23, 2019 • 21 min
Discover how an unreleased Beach Boys Album inspires the will to create a masterpiece.
Episode 16 Promo
Apr 22, 2019 • 2 min
A promo for the next episode of “The Principal Liner Notes Podcast.” What does an unfinished pop symphony have to do with the Schoolhouse?
Embrace the Whimsical
Apr 6, 2019 • 17 min
Learn how an obscure Beatles “B”-Side can inspire whimsical joy in the Schoolhouse.
“You Just Wait.” -Remembering The Purpose
Mar 31, 2019 • 20 min
Listen how an empty room and “Words of Wisdom” from Paul McCartney inspired a rediscovery of educational purpose.
Get Back on the Rooftop
Feb 23, 2019 • 17 min
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.
Not Missing a Beat
Jan 19, 2019 • 19 min
How Bandmates inspire and support like Ringo and Paul without missing a beat.
Magical Mystery Tweet
Dec 26, 2018 • 19 min
Learn how one tweet can spark a life-changing course.
“We’re With You”
Dec 22, 2018 • 20 min
Discover how a lone voice at Woodstock during Creedence Clearwater Revival’s live performance connects to remembering the support we need in the Schoolhouse.
The Sound of Synergy
Dec 13, 2018 • 18 min
Discover how The Sound of Synergy can motivate collaboration, support and positivity in the music of Queen, Led Zeppelin and Duke Ellington.
Masterpiece Moments
Dec 9, 2018 • 23 min
How does “Abbey Road” by The Beatles inspire a Masterpiece Moment for the Schoolhouse?
Explaining ‘Pet Sounds’ and the Courage to Change
Nov 24, 2018 • 26 min
Listen to how “Pet Sounds” by The Beach Boys serves as a lesson in courageous leadership.
The Revolt from Headquarters
Nov 11, 2018 • 17 min
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.
“I Thought It Was You Three!”
Nov 9, 2018 • 13 min
In Celebration of The 50th Anniversary of “The White Album” by The Beatles coupled with a plea for Praise and Thanks in the Schoolhouse.
Episode 4: Why #CelebrateMonday?
Oct 11, 2018 • 15 min
Learn the story of #CelebrateMonday and how it connects to the opening ambience of the “Sgt. Pepper” Album by The Beatles.
Episode 3: Variations on a Theme in “Mountain Jam”
Oct 10, 2018 • 12 min
What can we learn from a musical mistake by The Allman Brothers Band and how does it connect to the Schoolhouse?
Episode 2: A Year Saved: Trending the Positive with an Earthrise & Carpool Karoke
Oct 6, 2018 • 17 min
Find out how an Earthrise and a Former Beatle Saved Two Years.
The Principal Liner Notes Podcast: An Overture
Oct 6, 2018 • 5 min
The very first episode of this podcast!!