Teacher Busts Out 17 Personalized Handshakes For Every Single One Of His Students

These are the types of teachers who genuinely make a difference in their students’ lives. I had a lot of great teachers throughout the years, but the ones I remember most are the teachers I made personal connections with. To this day, I keep in touch with my high school Spanish teacher. That woman was like a second mother to me during some of the craziest years in my life, but I always knew she had my back. She was just one of those teachers who you knew actually cared about you and not your proficiency scores.
Barry White, Jr., a fifth grade English teacher at Ashley Park PreK-8 School in Charlotte, is one of those teachers. White has been giving each student a personalized handshake for months. Every single one of his students gets a personalized dap upon entering the classroom.
via ABC News:

“They know when they get to the front door we do our ‘good mornings,’ and then it’s time to go. 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.
It’s muscle memory at this point. I do it so much with them. They love coming up to me and doing it. I just know the certain moves that go with certain kids because it’s personalized. For example, I started a step team at the school. Some of my fifth graders I teach are on that step team and you’ll notice we step a little bit in their handshakes.”

Now I wish I had a slick handshake with my Spanish teacher. 20/20 hindsight, I guess.
Also, quick shout out to the chick who ain’t got time for none of this bullshit and just throws up the salute. Salutes are undefeated.

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