A threshhold is a place or point of entering or beginning.
Being at the threshold of your classroom between periods can be one of the most beneficial moves you make each day.
An initial exchange at the doorway—a quick “Good afternoon,
Val”; “Good afternoon, Mr. Hagedorn” accompanied by eye contact and
perhaps a nod, handshake, or fist-bump—connects teacher and student and
creates a safe, friendly, humane context for the period.
While you greet each other you can: