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Teacher Has Individual Greeting For Every Single Kid In Class

Teacher Has Individual Greeting For Every Single Kid In Class

A good teacher can make getting up and going to school less of a chore. If you can get along with your teacher, then your education is likely to be more successful - one teacher has taken getting on with her students to a new extreme. She's learned individual greetings and handshakes for each and every student in her class.

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Sure, it's a bit lame, and reeks a little bit of trying to be deliberately "down with the kids" but they seem happy enough at least.

Also, there is no excuse for being a grown woman who dabs because it might endear her to a child.

At the very least it shows a great capacity for remembering things - there must have been a lot of work out into remembering each individual greeting. I mean, they could have put those man hours into something like - I don't know - learning maths or something that is actually useful to know about?

But I'm being too hard on them, and frankly, too cynical. If they want to do their silly handshakes and it keeps the kids happy, then fair play to them.

Credit: YouTube/Jerusha Willenborg
Credit: YouTube/Jerusha Willenborg
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The teacher in question is called Jerusha Willenborg and she is a third grade teacher from Kansas in the United States of America. She says that the tradition started four years ago when one of her students said that he wanted them to have a special handshake.

Eventually, the routines started getting more and more elaborate and then every single one of her kids wanted one. There's 22 kinds in her class, so she's got to remember 22 special handshakes. How does this woman find the time in the day?

She said: "The kids don't always make good choices. They are amazing kids, but you know, they're kids. At the end of the day, they give me their handshake, whether they had a good day or not, they leave that day knowing I still care about them."

Fair enough, I guess that's a nice enough thing to do.

Credit: YouTube/Jerusha Willenborg
Credit: YouTube/Jerusha Willenborg

The greetings are all about hip bumps, fist bumps, waves, slaps, clicks and high fives. It really is a sight to behold.

The kids obviously love it.

One of them, a girl called Harmoni, said: "It makes me feel like Miss Willenborg has my back,"

Well, if it keeps them all happy, then more power to them.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Jerusha Willenborg

Topics: Children, USA, Teacher

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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