The 4 Unexpected Benefits To The Pre-Class Chit-Chat
As a young teacher still learning my craft I would often enter the classroom with barely a few minutes to spare, sit at my desk and begin to set up.
All was silence as the clock slowly progressed to 9am at which point I sprung to life and began to teach.
In retrospect I was probably stiff as a board at the beginning of those classes, and the students must have felt it!
As the years passed I started to realize that there is a value to arriving early and engaging in a little pre-class chitchat. As I did researched for my book I discovered several teachers who were of same opinion, and more interestingly, for the same sorts of reasons.
In my experience getting in early and having a little pre-class chit-chat delivered the following benefits: