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Teacher Gives Anatomy Lesson In A Full-Body Suit That Maps Out The Human Body In Sharp Detail
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People, Science2 years ago

Teacher Gives Anatomy Lesson In A Full-Body Suit That Maps Out The Human Body In Sharp Detail

Do you remember that one teacher? The one who cared? The one who always tried? 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.”

Image credits: mikemoratinos

Image credits: mikemoratinos

Image credits: mikemoratinos

After her husband Michael tweeted some pics from the lesson, Verónica instantly went viral. Generating over 65K 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.”

Image credits: mikemoratinos

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 on 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.

People really respect Verónica’s dedication

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Podunkus
Community Member
2 years ago

It took real guts to do that.

Aaron Rogers
Community Member
2 years ago

I see what you did there. Haha

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MacDudu
Community Member
2 years ago

"... the 43-year-old decided to engage her students..." 1. Why was reporting her age important to the article? 2. If she had been a male teacher, would the age even have been mentioned?

Kimberly Stein
Community Member
2 years ago

The point was that she isn’t a young new teacher. She is a seasoned teacher who has not given up on searching for creative and interesting ways to spark the interest of her students. Some concepts are hard to conceptualize and she knows it it the best way to get through to her students.

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Kristy P
Community Member
2 years ago

In the 80's it was "Slim Goodbody" he wore a leotard just like this to teach kids about the body. It's great that she did it, but, it's not as groundbreaking as they're making it seem...

Rissie
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

The idea itself is not ground breaking, the effort is. It's hard to stay motivated and come up with new ideas. And if you can name one person from the eighties who dis this, then it's still a great idea taking in consideration that that was 30 some years ago.

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Podunkus
Community Member
2 years ago

It took real guts to do that.

Aaron Rogers
Community Member
2 years ago

I see what you did there. Haha

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MacDudu
Community Member
2 years ago

"... the 43-year-old decided to engage her students..." 1. Why was reporting her age important to the article? 2. If she had been a male teacher, would the age even have been mentioned?

Kimberly Stein
Community Member
2 years ago

The point was that she isn’t a young new teacher. She is a seasoned teacher who has not given up on searching for creative and interesting ways to spark the interest of her students. Some concepts are hard to conceptualize and she knows it it the best way to get through to her students.

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Kristy P
Community Member
2 years ago

In the 80's it was "Slim Goodbody" he wore a leotard just like this to teach kids about the body. It's great that she did it, but, it's not as groundbreaking as they're making it seem...

Rissie
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

The idea itself is not ground breaking, the effort is. It's hard to stay motivated and come up with new ideas. And if you can name one person from the eighties who dis this, then it's still a great idea taking in consideration that that was 30 some years ago.

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