The most beloved teacher in middle school we had was the one that made up a creative way to educate us. As children easily learn through observing, what they need is a teacher with a little imagination.
The human body is complex enough to be explained and learned through textbook pictures or cardboard diagrams. It is hard for kids not to mix some body parts when they first learn them. But there will always be teachers who want to bring the best out of their students. Verónica Duque, a dedicated third-grade teacher, was ready to give all her knowledge in an amazing way.
To teach her students human anatomy, she came to the classroom wearing a full-body suit that clearly showed all of the body parts. The 43-year-old teacher found the suit on the internet and an instant idea came to her mind.
Over her idea, Verónica Duque said:
“I’ve been teaching for 15 years now. 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.”
The kids couldn’t hold their excitement.
Verónica’s, Michael, posted the photos on Twitter. He was so proud of her, that he couldn’t leave the photo unpublished, as he wanted to show how some teachers are inspiring and creative.
He captioned the photo: “Very proud of this volcano of ideas that I am lucky to have as a woman. Today she explained the human body.”
The photo spread all around social media and news stations. It is most popular on Twitter, as it gained 14K retweets, 1.7K comments, and 69K likes. Manu Tweeter users thought she looked like Slim Goodbody. John Burstein created and performed this fictional costumed character. Slim Goodbody wears a one-piece suit that pictures the body systems, which helps the children to learn the body parts in Discovery Education.
Since it is proven that children enjoy visual aids more than written text or spoken words, Verónica constantly finds new ways to entertain her pupils and give them knowledge at the same time.
“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.”
Muy orgulloso de este volcán de ideas que tengo la suerte de tener como mujer😊😊
Hoy ha explicado el cuerpo humano a sus alumnos de una manera muy original👍🏻
Y los niños flipando🤣🤣
Grande Verónica!!!👏🏻👏🏻😍😍 pic.twitter.com/hAwqyuujzs
— Michael (@mikemoratinos) December 16, 2019
Teachers do not have an easy job to do. They aren’t just educational figureheads who are scary and only want to grade children. The whole lives they spent learning and giving wisdom and channels of priceless knowledge. Being a teacher means you have the honor to be part of the noblest professions existing.
“I’d like society to stop considering teachers to be lazy bureaucratic public servants. We’re certainly not.”