There was always that one teacher who would put there 100% and taught their students, who would always care and who would always try. Verónica Duque was that kind of teacher. The 43-year-old decided to teach her 3rd-grade science students about the anatomy in a creative way by wearing a full-body suit that mapped out the human body in detail.
“I’ve been teaching for 15 years now,” Verónica told Bored Panda. “I teach natural and social science, art, as well as English and Spanish.” “I was surfing the internet when an ad of an AliExpress swimsuit popped up. Knowing how hard it is for kids this young to visualize the disposition of internal organs, I thought it was worth it giving it a try.” She currently teaches the third grade and is always searching for ideas on ways to creatively reach children’s minds and give them a good understanding.
The teacher instantly went viral after her husband Mike tweeted the pictures. Generating over 70K likes and 14k comments, the tweet has made her a symbol of creativity and dedication. However, she isn’t done yet. Verónica has plenty of ways to surprise her students.
“I decided long ago to use disguises for history lessons,” she said. “I’m also using cardboard crowns for my students to learn grammatical categories such as nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Different grammar kingdoms, so to say.”
“I’d like society to stop considering teachers to be lazy bureaucratic public servants. We’re certainly not.”
Her Husband sure is proud of her bold and creative move.
Looking at Verónica in her suit, quite a few internet commenters mentioned Slim Goodbody.
Slim Goodbody is a costumed character created by John Burstein and has been championing children’s health for over forty years. Currently, his productions are watched by millions of children in Discovery Education. His live show shows tour theaters around the US, reaching thousands of children every year. Also, Slim published fifty children’s books, and his work has been honored with awards from Parent’s Choice, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and the World Health Organization.
Check out what many had to say about this teacher and her dedication to nurturing young minds.
Nethmi Jayatilleke is a University Undergraduate by day and Freelance Content Writer by night. An avid lover of music, theatre and poetry, Nethze (Her Nickname) considers herself to be a professional procrastinator. She loves adventure, wildlife and is a caffeine dependent. Nethmi enjoys writing articles ranging from serious topics like politics and social issues to more lighthearted things like art, pop culture, and nature. In her spare time, nethmi loves writing food reviews and poetry.