Teacher teaches kids awesome dance moves in video seen 18 million times

Images of a school teacher serving an entirely different type of lesson to his students have gone viral on TikTok.

In the video, which was uploaded to Ms. Jenny’s account, a group of middle school students can be seen attempting the viral dance move commonly referred to as “Jerk” or “Reject,” which has gained popularity on social media these days. last months. .

While their efforts are quite impressive, they are soon eclipsed by those of their teacher “Mr. LeMay”, who steps out to the side of the crowd before delivering his own near-perfect interpretation of the dance to the tune of the 2009 New Boyz hit. hit “You’re A Jerk”.

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Dressed in a red Tenaya Braves hoodie, LeMay’s skillful movements aren’t lost on his charges, which accompany their teacher as he happily struts around in what makes for one of the best wellness videos ever. the year.

LeMay’s efforts have proven to be equally popular on social media. At the time of writing, the video posted to TikTok has been viewed over 18 million times, with fans flooding the comments section of the clip.

“He’s been waiting for this moment his whole life, “_short.stuff wrote. “To like.” Kariizmagutierrez commented: “I knew he was going to kill him just by the way he entered.” Mufasa10k said “OG must have taught them kids how to do it” while whatthehayle wrote: “His knees regretted it but I know it was worth it.”

Ireland Baldwin even intervened, commenting, “Millennial teachers know what it is” while TikTok star Laron Hines wrote, “Gone head Mista Lemay.”

“Mr. LeMay” has been identified as Austin LeMay, a teacher at Tenaya Middle School in Fresno, California. According to the original poster, LeMay’s dance is already a legend of the school, with the dances becoming a regular Friday recess activity among his students.

Indeed, following his new viral fame, LeMay even created his own TikTok account. Although only one video has been posted so far, it again shows him strutting around the playground.

“Just to let you know that I delayed these kids all year,” the caption read.

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The clip, which has already gained over 100,000 views, proved to be a similar source of inspiration with a comment from Keloni reading: “If I had a teacher like this I wouldn’t miss a day. . “

Newsweek has reached out to LeMay and Ms. Jenny for comment.

While LeMay’s movements can be the source of some online entertainment, encouraging school children to dance during breaks has well-documented physical and mental health benefits.

WebMD says, “Showing yourself that you can learn and master new movements and skills through dancing can improve your self-esteem and confidence.”

“Dancing is an effective type of exercise that increases your heart rate and works your muscles,” they add. “Exercise can help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety by releasing certain chemicals in your brain. It also provides a way to escape negative thoughts and repetitive worries.”

LeMay’s inspirational video follows similar viral clips of educators showcasing everything from the many mind-boggling ways to spell the word “empty” to a nifty trick for ripping an apple in half with your bare hands.

Image of man dancing – Video of a teacher strutting past the latest TikTok dance craze has gone viral.
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