Before Trey Songz hit the Verizon Center on Friday to open up for Usher, he stopped by Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., to serve as the school's "principal for a day." Radio station WKYS 93.9 and the school's actual principal coordinated the visit as a special treat for the student body, in recognition of all of their hard work.
While it would be ridiculous to swap out an actual high school principal for an R&B heartthrob for more than a day, maybe some of the techniques Songz used to keep an entire school full of teenagers under his spell would also work if employed by educators looking to motivate young people?
1) Smell really good
One young girl is brought to tears after hugging Songz, and exclaims, "You smell so good!" Maybe, with the right cologne or perfume, area school principals could also inspire tears of joy whenever they enter classrooms, and captivate large groups of teenagers with their irresistible aroma?
2) Flash a really cute smile after shouting "Show me some respect!"
Songz jokingly barked at the students to show him some respect, and then flashed his bright smile, which immediately calmed all of the teenagers. Take note, high school principals: a dazzling smile is as effective as an iron fist.
3) Show some love
Songz said "I got a lot of love for y'all," at least three times during this clip, and it was always met with appreciative screams. Maybe area high school principals should consider ending morning announcements with something along the lines of "I have a lot of love for you guys—have a great day!"
4) Wear a coat and scarf at all times
Sure, a suit and tie may be more appropriate, but how adorable does Songz look sitting in that big leather chair, shuffling papers around?
Each time Songz hugs a student, they are reduced to a silent, quivering mass. Maybe high school principal hugs also hold soothing powers?