Teacher Starts Every Class By Giving Students Compliments

Chris Ulmer takes time to compliment the students in his special education class at Mainspring Academy in Florida.
1:30 | 11/21/15

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Finally tonight, in class rooms across the country the school day starts with some routine. This Florida teacher is showing us the true power of a morning message. I am here with all my friends. We've been in the same special education classroom for three years. Reporter: Chris ohlmer, special ed teacher, whose unique teaching style is going viral. You're awesome, you're great, you're fun, thank you for being a great student. Reporter: He starts class with compliments. I think everyone in here loves you. Great job. I think I'd important that they learn how to be kind to one another. So I model that and whatever they see me do, that becomes their reality. I cant myself up and get back in the running. Reporter: His kindness curriculum has grown outside of the classroom. Seven months ago I started a blog called special books by special kids. And the reason we started that was so that the children in my class who have a variety of different conditions are now able to communicate with the world. My goal is to help people step inside the mines of these children. Because I think that their minds are some of the most pure I've ever seen. I love you too, you're a great student. You're the best teacher. It was the late Norman Vince Vincent Peale who wrote an entire book about positive thinking. He believed a kind word could lift the soul and change the world.

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