I listened to a podcast today that discussed how the first four minutes and the last four minutes are the most valuable times of class. The teacher who was on the podcast explained that students will become occupied with something else if you don't capture their attention in the first four minutes. He also offered some activities and exercises you can use for those first few minutes. I found it insightful and thought I would share. My favorite part was when he stated that he stands outside his classroom before class and greets every single student that enters! You can check out the podcast at the following link; it's only 10 minutes long: Beginning and Ending Class Like a Pro Do you agree?