A-plus for effort! This cool teacher has an energetic personalized handshake for every pupil

By Rod Ardehali For Mailonline

A US primary school teacher has staked a claim at being the coolest in the world after memorising elaborate hi-five routines with each of his pupils.

Barry White Jr, an English teacher at Ashley Park Elementary School in North Carolina, has created unique handshake routines for his student and performs them every morning as they enter class.

Mobile phone footage captures the fun and games as the excited 10 and 11-year-old's do their morning ritual with Mr White Jr.

Each handshake is based around the student's personality and acts as a relationship builder between them and their tutor.

The routines range from understated handshakes and fist bumps to more elaborate dance routines, shuffles and salutes.

Mr White Jr was inspired to create personalised handshakes after watching his idol LeBron James - a basketball star who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers - who has his own individual high-fives for each of his team mates.

'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' Mr White Jr told ABC News.

The routines began when the inspirational teacher created one handshake with a young student which quickly caught on among the other students.

Not wanting to disappoint the eager pupils he agreed to create personalised routines with all his fifth and sixth grade children.

According to Mr White Jr, memorising each routine wasn't as hard as it looked, adding that most of it was muscle memory by now.

Watch the video - https://youtu.be/xaTOxVaYkPU

February 2, 2017

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