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Tes focus on… Greeting your pupils in class

TikTok users love a video showing greetings at the classroom door. You get thousands of likes and comments for videos of teachers high-fiving students, shaking hands with students, doing individual short routines with students, even dancing with students.

It’s nothing new, of course: such videos existed on other platforms long before TikTok rose to social media royalty. One viral video, of US primary teacher Jerusha Willenborg, who memorised an individual handshake for each and every one of her pupils as they came through her door, has now been viewed more than 9 million times on YouTube (see bit.ly/WillenborgShake).

In another video, South African primary teacher Zuleka Smit offered her five- and six-year-old pupils a menu of possible greetings – including).

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