Teacher Jerusha Willenborg came up with a simple idea. And it was that a high-five or fist bump at the end of the school day would help her connect with her students. But that little gesture morphed into something so much bigger.
Willenborg started her teaching career at Samuel E. Spaght Science and Communications Magnet in Kansas during 2014. The elementary school had gone through several changes to incorporate modern technology and new students into the fold.
But, with Willenborg on the staff roster, another new tradition would be added to the mix. During her first year of teaching, she asked her third grade students give her a high-five or fist-bump at the end of each school day.