Positive Greetings at the Door
This is something I know my children really value at their elementary school.
"Greeting students at the door sets a positive tone and can increase engagement and reduce disruptive behavior. Spending a few moments welcoming students promotes a sense of belonging, giving them social and emotional support that helps them feel invested in their learning."
"Rather than address disruptive behavior as it happens, proactive techniques—like greeting students at the door and modeling good behavior—reduce the occurrence of such behavior as teachers and students build a positive classroom culture together."
Here are some great printables to help students understand their bodily autonomy - you can post them by the door and have each student choose the greeting they want that morning.
Core Competencies: self awareness, social awareness, relationship skills