Jeff Bliss is being hailed as an exemplary student, but not for his grades or projects.
The 18-year-old from Duncanville, Texas, is being praised for schooling his teacher after getting kicked out of a World History class.
In a YouTube video uploaded by one of his classmates, Bliss is seen eloquently criticizing his teacher’s methods, saying she can’t expect students to learn from “packets.”
"If you would just get up and teach 'em instead of handing them a freakin' packet... There's kids in here who don't learn like that," Bliss says.
"You want kids to come to class? You want them to get excited? You gotta come in here, you gotta make 'em excited, to change him and make him better, you gotta touch his freakin' heart. You can't expect a kid to change if all you do is just tell him."
The video, uploaded on May 8, has gone viral, grabbing almost 127,000 views and getting the Duncanville school district talking, according to WFAA.
"The district is aware of the video and we are currently addressing the situation," Tammy Kuykendall, the district's chief communications officer, said in a statement.
Kuykendall said the district wants teachers and students to be "engaged", but added that Bliss could have handled the situation differently.
Online, Bliss is being showered with compliments. Check out some of the reactions in the slideshow below.
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