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This Teacher Has a Special Handshake For Every Student and It's Fantastic

This Teacher Has a Special Handshake For Every Student and It's Fantastic

Barry White Junior found out that by assigning each student a unique handshake he is able to build a stronger teacher-student relationship with the children.

Instead of dreading the beginning of classes, the fifth grade Charlotte, N.C., English teacher gets his kids excited about the day with custom secret handshakes for each student who comes through his door.

"At this point, it's muscle memory", White told NBC Nightly News. "I'm always pumped up and then we start doing the moves and that brings them excitement and pumps them up for a high-energy class".

And judging by the video of kids lined up to perform their handshakes with him, the students are just as into the pre-class bonding ritual as White is.

White not only has a personalized handshake for every single one of his students in each of his three classes, he also has handshakes with volunteers, fellow educators, and students in other grades. I saw how much it meant to them, so I said, 'Come on.

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He adds: "We collect and collaborate and come up with it together, so a lot of it is based on who they are".

Our opinion? Elementary school students for the win. With inspiration from none other than Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James. White says once the handshakes started, they became contagious.

Numerous teachers and professors I've had so far have been integral in shaping my character, my interests and my education.

"The only way to help our scholars achieve at high levels every day is to embrace the need for a meaningful and deep relationships", said principal Meaghan Loftus. Now, he does it before class starts with many of Ashley Park's students. She said, "Barry's handshakes represent his own authentic take on building those relationships".


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