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Teacher Has Personalized Handshakes For Every Student

This Fifth Grade Teacher Had the Most Genius Way to Get His Students Excited For Class

In an effort to bring joy and build trust, CMS teacher Barry White Jr. has a special handshake with every. single. student. Full story: http://on.wcnc.com/2kKPUCC

Posted by NBC Charlotte on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

For some elementary school teachers, getting your students excited for class can seem like attempting the impossible, but this fifth grade literacy teacher found an impressive solution. Barry White Jr. has a personalized handshake with each and every one of his students in all three of his classes which they all line up to perform before entering the classroom every day. He says doing so encourages his students to be creative and gets them excited for class.

"The most critical component is the relationship, the rapport you build with your students, because sometimes it can go underrated or overlooked," the Charlotte, NC, teacher told WCNC. "Before I'm able to deliver a substantial amount of content to them, they have to invest in the teacher."

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district posted a video of Mr. White and his impressive connection with the students on their Facebook page, and it's blowing the internet away. He explained it was inspired by LeBron James and his personalized handshakes with all of his teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Seriously, how awesome are all the different handshakes?!

Wow!!! Check out how teacher Barry White, Jr. greets each of his Ashley Park Pre K - 8 School 5th graders with their own specialized handshake!

Posted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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