Phillips Friday Focus
October 14, 2016
The Research Behind Greeting
R. Allan Allday, University of Kentucky, did two studies (reported in Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2007 and 2011) based on the door greeter technique he read about in The First Days of School by Henry Wong.
In the classroom where the teacher greeted the students at the door, there was an increase in student engagement from 45 percent to 72 percent. This was recorded when the students worked on the assignment and presented no discipline problems.
In the second study, students got on task faster when they were greeted at the door, in comparison to the control class that was not greeted.
Allan says that in the classroom management class he teaches at the university, his primary focus is on changing teacher behavior, because teacher behavior (the hardest behavior to change in a classroom) impacts student behavior.
I lay my head down at night thankful to be a part of a staff that loves students well, so let's be sure our kiddos know that from the first step inside our school and your classroom.
Oct. 17-First Quarter Common Assessments this week, 6:00 Board meeting
Oct. 18,20-4th grade Guidance lessons, Kara at Region 10 on the 18th
Oct. 19-4th grade GT teaching day
Oct. 20-3rd grade GT teaching day
Oct. 21-Guided Math training all day for Math teachers/1st Quarter ends/Pink out Day
Oct 24-28- Red Ribbon Week
Oct 25-4th grade CoGAT, and 3rd grade make -up day, **2:30-CIP team meeting
Oct. 26-Sunshine luncheon/vision screening
Oct. 27-GT Field Trip,PTO Fall Festival, 6-8
Oct. 28-Donuts with Cops for Red Ribbon Essay winners
Nov. 2-4th grade Writing Benchmark
Nov. 8-Thanksgiving lunch