And as evidenced by the video, Clark and company have risen to the challenge.
"We want to meet kids where they are and recognize their interests," Clark told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the inspiration behind the video. "We push them hard academically, but we also work hard on relationships and bonds."
The video has been viewed more than one million times and has been shared nearly 35,000 times.
The reaction on social media has been overwhelmingly positive, hailing the video as “amazing” and “awesome” and referring to Clark as “the single greatest educator on this planet.” Even Clark’s mother weighed in:
Clark, who has made appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," is known for his dynamic teaching style, particularly for at-risk students. He has previously used music and video as a classroom tool:
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For educators who are inspired by the school's latest video, but feel their dancing skills aren't up to the task, Clark advises finding another way to relate to students.
"Do whatever it takes to show them that you're all in and fully invested in their education."