North Carolina Teacher's Customized Handshakes Go Viral

A video of Charlotte, North Carolina fifth-grade teacher Barry White, Jr. has recently gone viral. The video shows White’s morning routine with his students – a customized handshake for each of them. 

Along with teaching fifth grade, White runs the school’s step team and coaches boys’ basketball. He says he was inspired to start this tradition when he noticed that LeBron James has a different handshake with each of his teammates on the Cleveland Cavaliers. He started with just a few students, but added in every student when he realized how much the handshakes meant to them.

At Elevate Teachers, we’re always excited to see teachers making the news for their commitment to their students. We hope to see more educators like Barry White, Jr. being applauded on a national scale in the future!

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