Tes Editorial

Behaviour can improve with greet expectations

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It’s quiz time, teachers. Which of the following lesson starts is better? Is it...

A. The class jostle at the door, and then melt into a line as the teacher approaches. A pile of books under her arm, the teacher greets each student: “Morning, Callum. Hello, Faye. Wait, tie ...that’s better. Nice to see you, Femi. Good essay!”

The students head to their places and begin the work that the teacher has left displayed on the board.


B. Gathered outside the door, the class call out, “Can we come in yet?” while a distracted teacher stoops over her computer, replying to an email that has just ...

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