By Jack Mobley
This drill sergeant-style teacher motivated his students with an adorable puppy, but his comical rant ended with a faux threat to kill the cute pooch if they fail to win.
Ryan Price is a 42-year-old high school teacher at Buckingham Charter Magnet High School in California. He introduced the new motivational tool on January 10.
In a viral video of the speech, Ryan lays out the situation clearly, stating that his students are just ahead in their national vocal contest… but he wants the competition destroyed.
He goes out of the classroom and returns with an adorable golden retriever puppy named Buck.
But Ryan explicitly says, that if they do not win the vocabulary competition, the dog gets it.
Ryan said: “The motivation for this video was motivation!
“I’m always looking for ways to keep students engaged and motivated.
“I want them to look forward to coming to class and feeling like they’re never quite sure what might happen.
“At this point in the school year, students are pretty in-tune with my sense of humor and knew that I was joking.
“I just want to add that I love Buck.”