Who says that teachers have to teach by the book? It’s those teachers that stray from the norms that tend to be the best and this third grade teacher is definitely one of the best!
Verónica Duque teaches third grade in Valladolid, Spain and made sure her students learn the anatomy of the human body in detail.
When Ms. Duque walked into her classroom dressed in a full-body suit that mapped out all of the body parts. She admitted that the reactions were mixed, “confusion, shouts, applause and some covered their eyes.”
“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.”
Her husband, Michael, shared the photos of Verónica on Twitter, with a caption:
“Very proud of this volcano of ideas that I am lucky to have as a woman. Today she explained the human body to her students in a very original way. And the kids freaking out. Great Veronica !!!”
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
People, especially fellow teachers, absolute loved Ms. Duque’s approach to teaching — commenting:
“More teachers with that desire to teach are needed“, while another pointed out that she had demonstrated “total dedication to the profession”
Ms. Duque states that she is always trying to be creative during class, finding that children are more apt to learn with visual aids, versus text or spoken word.
“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.”
Teachers have one of the noblest professions in the world, as their role is to share and multiply wisdom and knowledge.
Veronica added that she would like people to stop considering teachers to be lazy bureaucratic public servants, as they “ are certainly not.”