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VIDEO: Teacher starts each day by complimenting his students

A teacher in the US is melting hearts across the globe, with a video showing him complimenting each of his students one-by-one.

Chris Ulmer works at Mainspring Academy in Jacksonville where he teaches a class of eight special education students.

At the beginning of every day, Mr Ulmer invites each student to the front of the class and tells them why they’re important and valued.


“I love having you in my class. I think you’re very funny. You’re a great soccer player. Everyone in here loves you,” Ulmer says to the kids as they each take their turn standing in front of the class.

Ulmer posted the video, which has been viewed more than one million times, to his Facebook page Special Books by Special Kids on Monday.

“Instead of focusing on deficits I focus on talents,” Ulmer wrote in the caption of the Facebook video.

“Instead of talking about peace, love and harmony I display peace, love and harmony. A child’s reality is shaped from early life experience. If they have a mean, jaded teacher they will think of the world as mean and jaded. But if a teacher displays love, harmony and peace…THAT will become their norm.”

Mr Ulmer said a few weeks after he started complimenting his students they began consistently complimenting each other.