A California teacher rewrote Lizzo’s "Truth Hurts" to motivate and engage her second-grade class, a video posted on Tuesday, November 5, shows.
Dorothy Honey Mallari, a teacher at Los Medanos Elementary School in Pittsburg, a city 40 miles east of San Francisco, gave the song an educational twist and set up a tripod to film the class sing along. The tune discusses themes of schoolwork, friendship, and positivity.
The video, shared on Facebook by the Pittsburg Unified School District, shows Mallari dancing on school desks and mouthing the words as the second graders enthusiastically sing and dance with her.
The video even caught the attention of Lizzo herself! " … this IS the best thing I’ve watched today," Lizzo said on Twitter when she retweeted the footage.
Dorothy Honey told local media that she creates a song every year “to reflect what’s going on in the classroom and what songs the kids are into.”
At the time of writing, the video garnered more than 300,000 views and 5,000 shares.
If you want to watch the original Lizzo vid, here it is:
Credit: Layla Ferris, DorothyHoney Mallari via Storyful