Special Education teacher, Chris Ulmer, has received support nation wide after a video of him complimenting his students went viral. Every morning he spends 10 minutes individually giving his students compliments and hi-fives. “I have seen their confidence and self-worth skyrocket,” he wrote in a caption in the video.
The effects proved to be more than beneficial, as the students started to compliment each other regularly. Many of his students have also developed the ability to look him in the eye and praise his teaching, which can also be seen in the video.
“Hate is a learned behavior,” Ulmer says. “Love is natural.”