Students 'Freaking Out' As Teacher Wears Organ Bodysuit To Teach Anatomy
Any teacher will tell you that keeping hold of students' attention is one of the greatest challenges of the job.
But one teacher in Spain ensured all eyes were on her by wearing an organ bodysuit to teach anatomy.
Verónica Duque, who has been teaching for 15 years, went viral after her proud husband Michael shared pictures on Twitter of her wearing the bodysuit in the classroom.
Captioning the photos, he said: "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 tweet has since been liked 65,200 times and retweeted 13,000 times, with people heaping the 43-year-old with praise for her dedication and creativity.
One person wrote: "Great. Spectacular. Intelligent. Masterly. Surely students will not forget this in their life."
Another said: "More teachers with that desire to teach are needed."
A third added: "Excellent example of innovation and creativity. That's what it takes in the world of education to open the student's mind."
Ms Duque has used costumes to bring lessons to life in the past and she said she hoped her viral fame will dispel misconceptions of teachers as 'lazy bureaucratic public servants'.
Speaking to Bored Panda, she said: "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 visualise the disposition of internal organs, I thought it was worth it giving it a try.
"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.
"I'd like society to stop considering teachers to be lazy bureaucratic public servants. We're certainly not."
Last year, a teacher in the US earned viral recognition for her meme-based feedback system.
Ainee Fatima, who teaches English and Media Studies, shared a video of herself using the peculiar marking method on Twitter last October and it has since been viewed 10.6 million times.
Speaking to Buzzfeed, she said: "I was just grading and I was really frustrated, and in my head I was just like, I wish my kids could see my face right now, because the answers they were writing were just incredibly wrong.
"So I was like, let's print out some memes. They love memes - they try to bring them up in class any way they can.
"I handed them back to the kids and immediately they were just laughing everywhere. It took a good couple of minutes to calm them down."
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@mikemoratinos