How a warm welcome helps learning

• Elaborate greetings routines at the start of lessons• There is research to say that they can also be very useful for learning.• Studies have found that greeting students at the classroom door at the beginning of a lesson can reduce behavioural issues and increase focus on learning tasks.• There is disagreement as to how complex these greetings need to be, but the key is that they are authentic, creative and reflect the teacher and the pupils involved.

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