Global Teacher Prize Finalist Ron Clark Goes Viral!

Featured image is of Ron Clark dancing in class in 2008 from 90.1 WABE Atlanta’s NPR station.

In case you missed it, one of our 2016 Top 50 Finalists from the United States, Ron Clark, has gone viral. In a recent school video, Ron Clark is seen dancing to DLOW’s Bet You Can’t Do It Like Me Challenge with some of his Ron Clark Academy students all in the name of just having fun.

Ron now hopes that the viral video will help give his students more scholarship opportunities.  Although his innovative teaching techniques and energetic school uses dance and choreography often, this video has been shared by thousands and has inspired many to see just how fun teaching can and should be!

Listen to these CNN anchors in awe of Ron Clark’s great moves and his ability to make school a place that children want to attend!

Teacher’s slick dance moves goes viralAnd the teacher of the year award goes to… THIS GUY. He’s a middle school teacher and co- founder of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. He says he wanted to create a school where people could “feel the spirit.” And with this video, you’ll feel it:

Posted by CNN on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Complex, Buzzfeed, and AJ+ have also shared it and the video was featured in TIME! This is what others are saying about it on Twitter.

Ron Clark is an inspiration to all, showing us that teachers do indeed have the opportunity to change students’ lives, their communities, and the world. Read more about him on his Global Teacher Prize profile.


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