Posted by Ron Clark on Sunday, January 3, 2016


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We're not even a full week into January, but many are already calling Ron Clark "Teacher of the Year."

That's after he posted a video of himself and his students taking part in the "Bet You Can't Do It Like Me Challenge" by hip-hop artist DLOW.

The principal/teacher/founder of the Ron Clark Academy, a non-profit middle school in Atlanta, nails every move with precision, along with his students.

The video was shared early yesterday morning and already has over 2 million views!

People instantly praised him for interacting with his students in a unique and effective way.

"Why wouldn't kids want to learn in this type of environment?" ShaMira Davis wrote on Facebook. "Love this school and Ron Clark!"

He told HuffPost that should be exciting for pupils, adding: "You've got to know who your kids are and show them you care about their culture."


UPDATE

On Fox and Friends this morning, Ron Clark shared a message with educators across the country who struggle to keep their students engaged:

"You've got to find a way to relate to kids these days, because if we don't relate to them, if we don't show that we can meet them where they are and that we understand what they're interested in, we're gonna lose 'em. And we want these kids to love to learn.,If you make a school that's exciting and filled with passion, you're going to have kids that want to be educated. They'll become lifelong learners."

He and his students then gave an exuberant repeat performance of their viral dance to "Bet You Can't Do It Like Me." The joy on the kids' faces was undeniable.


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