A teacher who went above and beyond to help her students visualise her teachings during an anatomy class has won the admiration of thousands online for her efforts.
Verónica Duque, who has been teaching for 15 years, dressed up in a full-body suit which showed the placement of organs in her body after realising her young pupils struggled to understand the concept.
The teacher’s proud husband posted photos of his wife teaching the class of 8-9 year olds on Twitter with the caption, translated from Spanish, reading: “Very proud of this volcano of ideas that I am lucky to have as a woman.
“Today she explained the human anatomy to her students in a very original way.
“And the kids [were] freaking out. Great Verónica!”
The post attracted more than 65,000 likes and 13,000 retweets, with one replying: “Great. Spectacular. Intelligent. Masterly. Surely students will not forget this in their life.”
A second wrote: “More teachers with that desire to teach are needed.”
A third said: “Excellent example of innovation and creativity … that’s what it takes in the world of education to open the student’s mind.”
Another joked: “She has a body for that suit, if I wear it, the intestines come out of the chest!”
Verónica, who teaches science, art, English and Spanish, told Bored Panda that she spotted the body suit online and ‘thought it was worth giving it a try’.
She often surprises her students in other ways, including wearing disguises when she takes history lessons to bring the subject to life.
Another ingenious teacher recently came up with his own cunning idea – for a very different reason.