Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

02.11.16 Adapting Threshold to an ‘Arrival Greeting’

  Threshold is a useful tool.  It helps you set expectations for your class before students enter the room. And the best teachers use it to build relationships too- to greet each student by name and maybe say a little something personal (“Loved your homework”; “Ooh. New haircut. Nice.”) But one of the challenges of Threshold…