Positive Greetings at the Door

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Positive Greetings at the Door (PGD) is a three-step intentional practice to increase student academic engagement and prevent student misbehavior.

1.  Teacher greets each student individually with a positive verbal or nonverbal greeting as they enter the learning environment to create a sense of connection and belonging.

2.  Teacher makes a preplanned, pre-corrective statement to remind the entire class of student behavior or engagement expectations.

3.  Teacher offers behavior-specific praise or makes a pre-corrective statement to specific students who have struggled with behavior or engagement in the past.

The goals of PGD are to 1) maximize instructional time by getting students learning as quickly as possible and limiting off-task behaviors and 2) foster connection and social belonging in students. Continue reading “Positive Greetings at the Door”