Verónica Duque Maybe The Teacher of The Year?

Do you remember your favorite teacher? The one who cared about you? The one who made learning fun and engaging? Verónica Duque is that teacher. Recently, Mrs. Duque decided to engage her students on a higher level and gave a class on anatomy wearing a full-body suit that mapped out the human body in great detail.

Mrs. Duque teaches the third grade and is constantly looking for ideas on how to make her lessons more fun and engaging. “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

Her husband, Michael, tweeted pics from the lesson, Mrs. Duque went viral. Generating over 65,000 likes and 14,000 comments, the tweet has made her an example of creativity and dedication. However, she isn’t done yet. Mrs. Duque has plenty of creative ways to engage 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.”

Looking at Mrs. Duque in her suit, quite a few people made comparisons to Slim Goodbody.

Slim Goodbody is a 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 children’s books and music, and his work has been honored by the World Health Organization, Parent’s Choice, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and even the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.


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