KEY POINTS

  • A lady teacher in Spain bared her body in a skin suit to teach students human anatomy
  • The twitter of the teacher’s husband is viral on Twitter
  • There was a similar effort by a teacher in the Netherlands as well

Living up to the maxim that instruction should convince the learner, a teacher in Spain bared her body in a bodysuit to educate students on human anatomy and won laurels in social media.

Verónica Duque, 43, a teacher with 15 years of experience hogged limelight from her example of instructing third-grade class students the fine details of human anatomy.

Duque teaches many subjects including science, social studies, art, English and Spanish. 

To teach the anatomy lessons lucidly, the Spanish teacher took pains to scout for swimsuits and in the words of Duque: “I was surfing the internet when an ad of an AliExpress swimsuit popped up.”

Duque told Bored Panda media that she knew how hard it is for kids to visualize internal organs and decided it was “worth giving it a try.”

Instead of wearing a bikini, the teacher put on another revealing swimsuit that had head-to-toe diagrams that explained the human anatomy, the New York Post report said.

The world came to know about her feat when her husband posted a few photos of his wife’s instructive “naked” body on Twitter. The post became viral and won over 65,300 likes and 13,000 retweets.

Twitter users saluted Duque’s dedication. Of course, some joked that the bodysuit may not match all types of physiques.

Giving the rationale of right and effective tools in teaching Duque said being proactive will change the image of teachers as a lazy lot: “I’d like society to stop considering teachers to be lazy bureaucratic public servants. We’re certainly not.”

Duque is well known in the fraternity for her use of effective props and costumes that engage students in learning and make sure the concepts are well etched in young minds.

“I decided long ago to use disguises for history lessons,” she explained and added cardboard crowns are great to learn grammatical categories such as nouns, adjectives, and verbs. 

After seeing the tweets about Duque some users also recalled Slim Goodbody, the costumed character created by John Burstein.

Burstein’s shows champion children’s health and millions of children watch them on Discovery Education. 

Another example in the Netherlands

Meanwhile, as Duque won laurels, one Twitter user posted the link of a CNN report that spoke about a teacher in the Netherlands who also made such a creative effort to teach biology, some four years ago.

That was Debby Heerkens, a biology teacher at Groene Hart Rijnwoude school, in Hazerswoude Dorp, Netherlands, who also resorted to a creative approach in explaining the human body to biology students.

“At first they were a little bit in shock because they thought 'the teacher is taking off her clothes,' until, they saw what was underneath,” Heerkens told CNN.

The teacher stood before the students wearing a full suit that had the human body mapped out in graphic detail including the bone structure and internal organs, the report added.  teaching math Teacher Darcy McKinnon teaches math to her seventh grade class at Samuel J. Green Charter School in New Orleans on Feb. 22, 2006. Photo: REUTERS