The assistant principal took to the dance floor first and encouraged his students to dance as well and enjoy the party to the fullest.
We all have a friend who is the life of the party. They get the party started and are the first ones to go on the dance floor and the last ones to leave. Similarly, in this middle school dance, the assistant principal took to the dance floor first to encourage his students to dance and enjoy the party to the fullest. In a video—uploaded by TikTok user @itstati_08—that's winning hearts online, his students are seen cheering for him while the assistant principal shows off his epic moves and has a good time to the song "Chill Vibes" by Tollan Kim.
While one of his students danced next to him, another student is seen dancing at the corner of the stage. Soon, other students are seen starting to move to the music. Towards the end of the video, we can see the students record their assistant principal's dance moves while cheering for him. The text overlay on this video reads, "POV: you're at a middle school dance but no one wants to dance so your assistant principal tries to get the party started."
This video was praised by many and amassed 787.2k views, 70.3k likes and hundreds of comments on TikTok. Many people could relate to the awkwardness one can feel as a teenager and how a little bit of encouragement can always help. @pebea commented, "These kids want to dance but it's such an awkward phase for them. Good teacher." @CJax wrote, "Get this man a couple of glowsticks and a big old raise. Love educators like these who help students come out of their shells."
@AmandaMullins480 shared, "I wish I had cool teachers like that." @Klyfo commented, "Haha when I say I want someone like this in my life I mean because this is how I roll. This is awesome." Meanwhile, @DeAnnBoudreaux said it all by writing: "We all need people like this in our lives."
The video was also uploaded on Reddit by user u/ohnikkiyouresofine. It garnered 5.8k upvotes and hundreds of comments. One Reddit user, u/Nomad_Lu, wrote, "That's so cute, it's an awkward age for kids, it's nice to see positive encouragement!" u/Lorenaelsalulz commented, "He’s probably everyone’s favorite teacher. Middle school was a trip."
u/anonymoususer98545 wrote, "He is adorkable (which is my favorite thing about my husband) and I hope he continues to thrive and inspire! We need more people like him in the world." u/FiliaNox commented, "What a treasure and good for that kid dancing with him."
This video is truly a treasure as school-going kids can feel conscious about dancing in public. Sometimes a little bit of encouragement from their teachers or mentors can mean the world to them and make them comfortable enough to move freely. Good educators understand just that and help students get free of their anxieties and worries and make the most out of every event.
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