Greeting Sudents in the Morning

I went to visit one of my colleagues at the start of a school day last year. She was checking the student’s attendance in a way I had not seen before. Instead of saying the students’ names and having them answer “Yes” or “Here”, she was saying, “Good Morning Noah,” and the students would answer, “Good Morning Mrs Bromwich.”

This was such a fantastically simple idea that I could not believe I had not thought of it earlier. I now greet each of my students with “Good Morning” as it sets a wonderful tone each day. This is one of those simple ideas that has such a positive effect on the culture of the classroom.