We all had that happy-hearted teacher who went all out to make our days at middle school fun and informative in a way children can truly appreciate.
Explaining the human body with cardboard diagrams or textbook pictures can be a daunting task. Kids often mix up the body parts and their locations. However, a dedicated third-grade teacher, Verónica Duque, wasn’t going to have her kids pointing at the kidneys when asked to spot the liver.
She came to her classroom wearing a full-body suit that mapped out all of the body parts in glaring detail to teach her kids the human anatomy. The 43-year-old came across the suit online and had an instant lightbulb moment.
“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.”
As expected, the kids went crazy
The photos were shared on Twitter by Verónica’s husband, Michael, who lives in the North of Spain. The proud husband just had to show everyone how creative and inspiring some teachers can be.
He captioned it: “Very proud of this volcano of ideas that I am lucky to have as a woman. Today she explained the human body.”
Muy orgulloso de este volcán de ideas que tengo la suerte de tener como mujer??— Michael (@mikemoratinos) December 16, 2019
Hoy ha explicado el cuerpo humano a sus alumnos de una manera muy original??
Y los niños flipando??
Grande Verónica!!!?????? pic.twitter.com/hAwqyuujzs
The photo has since gone viral all over social media and news stations. On Twitter, it has garnered 69K likes, 14K retweets, and 1.7K comments. Several people on Twitter thought Verónica looked just like Slim Goodbody, a fictional costumed character created and performed by John Burstein. He wears a one-piece suit depicting the various body systems in their accurate locations to teach children on Discovery Education.
Verónica says she’s always thinking of ways to be creative with her teaching since children enjoy visual aids more than written text or spoken words.
“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.” 
Teachers aren’t merely educational figureheads who sit in classrooms and grade students. They are conduits of wisdom and channels of priceless knowledge. To be a teacher is to be part of one of the noblest and honorable professions in the world.
“I’d like society to stop considering teachers to be lazy bureaucratic public servants. We’re certainly not,” she said.
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Image credits: Mike Moratinos/Twitter
Reactions credit: Bored Panda
- “Teacher Gives Anatomy Lesson In A Full-Body Suit That Maps Out The Human Body In Sharp Detail.” Bored Panda. Rokas Laurinavicius and Justinas Keturka. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
- “Spanish teacher explains anatomy to students in skin-tight bodysuit, sets internet abuzz“. Yahoo News. Milad Hassandarvish. December 24, 2019.