Verónica Duque is that teacher. Recently, the 43-year-old decided to engage her students on a higher level and gave a class on anatomy in a full-body suit that mapped out the human body in great 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.”
Currently, Verónica teaches the third grade and is constantly looking for ideas on how to make the lessons more interesting. “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.”
Figuring out whereabouts all your various inner body parts are is kind of a tricky task, and even as an adult I would probably struggle to point you towards my kidneys. But when you have a fantastically imaginative teacher like Verónica Duque, facts and figures can slide into place far more easily. And with a great deal more fun along the way.
The original tweet has since been liked over 65,000 times, with many people applauding Verónica’s sense of ingenuity. One person cheered, ‘More teachers with that desire to teach are needed’, while another declared that she had demonstrated ‘total dedication to the profession’.
And this sense of innovation isn’t just a one off for Verónica Duque. The gifted teacher looks to bring a sense of wonder and imagination to many of her lessons. She said, "I decided long ago to use disguises for history lessons. 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."