Thom Gibson has fun ways to greet students as he walks around campus. He shared them on Twitter recently and I started using some of them and it adds a whole element of fun and engagement while interacting with students. Learn about these ideas and become the kind of person that kids love to greet!
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Today’s challenge is to use just one of these ideas and experiment with greeting students in your classroom and as you move throughout the school. Find what works for you. Bring joy to the day to day!
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Show Notes – Five Ways Thom Greets His Students
- Merry Mini Fist Bump Monday
- Happy Two Thumbs up Tuesday
- Waving Wednesday
- Thankful Thursday – shake hand and asks what they are thankful for that day
- High 5 Friday
I’ve adopted some of these and have adapted my own. I do Happy Fist Bump Friday and Happy Thumb Wrestle Thursday.
For more on how Thom greets his students, listen to his narrative about it here.
Thom Gibson – Bio As Submitted
Thom Gibson is a two-time teacher-of-the-year educator in Austin, TX, teaching math, robotics, YouTube Video Production, and the esports elective. He’s the creator and host of the ‘Stories from the Classroom’ podcast, he posts weekly teacher vlogs / teaching tip videos on his YouTube channel, and is the creator of the ‘Create & Manage A Classroom Economy’ course for teachers.
Outside of education, he’s a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, learner of Mandarin, an avid runner, a chicken wing connoisseur, and is actively involved in his church. I created a course for teachers on how to create & manage a classroom economy. http://thomgibson.com/classroomeconomy