One North Carolina teacher is doing whatever it takes to connect with his students.
Fifth-grade teacher Barry White Jr. creates personalized handshakes for each of the students in his three literacy classes — and he remembers them all.
“The most critical component is the relationship, the rapport you build with your students because sometimes it can go underrated or overlooked,” White told WCNC. “Before I’m able to deliver a substantial amount of content to them, they have to invest in the teacher.”
The avid Cleveland Cavaliers’ fan got the idea from Lebron James when he noticed him doing specialized handshakes with his friends. Thinking it looked like a great way to connect with his students, he tried it on a student in another class.