Teacher who learnt 'the shuffle' dance goes viral

A Birmingham teacher filmed himself dancing after his first week back in class 'to cheer himself up' - and now it's gone viral.

Omar Akbar, 38, filmed himself doing 'the shuffle' after 'an overwhelming' week.

The science teacher posted the video to social media - and it has nearly half a million views on Twitter.

Omar works at a school in South Birmingham and said he learnt the shuffle to help with his 'well-being'.

He said: "The first week of term always feels a lot longer than the rest.

"I wanted to cheer myself up so I stayed behind after school and learnt the shuffle.

Omar, who has been a teacher for 13 years, is also an education author, he has published two books called The Unofficial Teacher's Manual and Bad School Leadership (and what to do about it).

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