Teacher is someone who is much more demanding.
All the teachers have to grab their students’ attention, present the new material in a way they can understand it, teach them how to relate it to familiar concepts, and stimulate them to become interested in the way they can later use it.
Verónica Duque is from Valladolid in Spain. She is a dedicated third-grade teacher, and she wanted her students to learn the anatomy of the human body in detail.
One day, she entered the classroom wearing a full-body suit that mapped out all of the body parts. All the students’ 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??— 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 went viral, and it has over 70,5K likes, 14K retweets, and 1.8K comments on Twitter.
One person commented that ‘More teachers with that desire to teach are needed’. Another explained that she had demonstrated ‘total dedication to the profession’.
According to Verónica, she always tries to be creative in class, as she has realized that kids enjoy visual aids more than written text or spoken words.
“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’ role is to share and multiply wisdom and knowledge and it is the noblest profession in the world.
Veronica doesn’t like it when people consider teachers to be lazy bureaucratic public servants, as they “are certainly not.”
Below are some reactions on Twitter: