Barry White Jr. teaches fifth-grade literacy at Ashley Park PreK - 8. You read that right.
A teacher in North Carolina found a unique way to relate to his students and the video to prove it is inspiring people all across the globe.
White told ABC that he was inspired by LeBron James, who also has unique, personalized handshakes with his teammates. "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". Barry White who's based in Charlotte says it helps energize his students for the day. "Before I'm able to deliver a substantial amount of content to them, they have to invest in the teacher".
It's only a matter of time before teachers around the world start taking a page out of White's book and making their own personalized handshakes with each of their students. Many viewers noted the importance of the handshakes for providing students with one-on-one attention and interaction. Every morning he greets each student with a personalized handshake. Everyone come on.' Then it was my full class, then it was kids from other classes. "Now I have third graders wanting to do it too". "So I decided I'm going to bring that feeling to my whole entire grade". I wish all teachers cared as deeply for their students' futures as much as White clearly does. "That's the culture we are building at Ashley Park".
Principal Meaghan Loftus said meaningful relationships were key to ensuring pupils achieve at high levels.