The teacher takes adorable interviews with her students to make them understand how to present themselves in the real world.
Schools put a lot of focus on academic proficiency, which leads to them not prioritizing life skills. In a survey conducted by Express UK, the majority of the parents believed schools that do not teach students appropriate life skills are hindering their potential in the outer world. Therefore, Sonja White ensures that the kids in her classrooms are not only proficient in the matters available in the textbook but also prepare for what they might face in the real world. In order to train her students in real-life skills, White arranges exercises, one of which she uploaded on her channel @sonjawhite_teach on TikTok. The video features her interviewing students for various jobs in the classroom and has already garnered more than 1.4 million views.
The tasks for which White is interviewing are cleaning, taking care of the class pets, and managing the line. Through interviews, she thinks students will garner experience in confidently presenting themselves. It will eventually help them when they want to pursue something in the future. The video started with the interview of Audrey, who was applying for the "Lysol" job. The job description was basically spraying Lysol in the class to keep it clean for students
White asks Audrey, "When you leave for specials when you leave for lunch, and when we go to recess, do you think you'd be able to handle spraying the room with Lysol?" Audrey adorably replied, "Because I'm big." The girl says this to express she has the maturity to handle the responsibility. White also complimented her for putting thought into her outfit while interviewing.
It was a great way to teach that in such situations the way people dress up impacts their prospects. The next boy also impresses White with his skills. The boy relays that he is respectful, responsible, and helps others; and therefore, he should be given the job. White, in the text overlay, expressed that she was elated by how well-spoken and confident the boy was in his abilities.
It was evident the children were very excited about the process and came all dressed up, even though it was optional. She also interviewed for posts like "Caboos," which required an individual to ensure that students were always in line when entering the class. One of the boys took the process so seriously that they showed up with a resume detailing why they should be given the opportunity. The students were also given the liberty to be flexible in their choice and could choose whatever they wanted to do from the option. One of the boys changed his mind mid-way and chose to interview for a different position of taking care of pets. The adorable video ended with going back to Audrey, who is ecstatic to know she got the job.
The comment section appreciated the teacher's efforts in equipping her students with essential skills. @noelislove reflects on how practicing such skills will help these students in the future, "As an HR professional who sees many adults struggle with interviewing, this was so amazing to see! Keep up the great work, babies!" @un0kyn pointed out her favorite moment in the video, "The lil boy who said he was 'responsible and helps others,' Omg."