Episode 19: Panel Discussion on the First Five Days of School

In episode 19, Michael and Dan talk with a panel of K – 12 educators about the importance of the first five days of school.
The panel includes:

  • Author and educator Quinn Rollins
  • 7th grade science teacher Laura Vago
  • 7th grade English teacher Jennifer Maio
  • 2nd grade teacher Jessica Rosenthal

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Books, articles, lessons, and other amazing resources

  1. The Massachusetts Teachers Association’s New Member Committee has a blog for teachers in their first five year of education. Check it out!
  2. Vago, Laura, “Don’t smile before Christmas: Is it true?” Web blog post. The First 900 Days: MTA New Member Committee. 24 Oct. 2014. 
  3. Milton, Michael K. “Teaching Historical Interpretation: Interpreting Student Life Events.” Web blog post. Michael K. Milton’s Musings on History and Education (mostly). 30 June 2014.
  4. Wong, Harry K, and Rosemary T. Wong. The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher. , 1998. Print.
    1. Dan made a reference to this early on in the podcast. But he thinks there should be many books on the topic.
  5. Quinn Rollins was featured in a standalone Visions of Education! Episode 6: Superheroes in the Classroom. Listen to it!


Jennifer Maio, a seventh grade English teacher, can be reached on Twitter – @JMaio88

Quinn Rollins, author of Play Like a Pirate: Engage Students with Toys, Games, and Comics, can be reached on Twitter – @JediKermit

Jessica Rosenthal, a second grade teacher, can be reached on Twitter – @JessMorningstar

Laura Vago, a seventh grade science teacher, can be reached on Twitter – @LRVago



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