When she decided to buy the bodysuit from an online store, she thought it would be great to wear at school. But what about outfit rules? What would her colleagues say about it? It was a bit strange, but this teacher from Spain just went with her gut feeling.
So, as she entered the room and dropped down a robe she wore to cover herself, she revealed the new outfit in front of her students. What was their reaction?
What makes for a great teacher? We all had favorite teachers when we were in school, and we remember what made them so awesome. Be it their sense of humor or their kindness, they’ve all helped us become better people. But would this Spanish teacher wow her class with an outfit?
We all remember that one teacher that made school more enjoyable. The ones that cared and tried their best will forever stay with us. Well, this woman has been trying her best to be that teacher.
This beautiful 43-year-old woman is Veronica Duque and lives in Spain. She loves traveling and the outdoors, and she is married to Mike Moratinos. As for her career, she has been teaching for quite some time!
Veronica had been a teacher for 15 years and she is now teaching a class of eight year olds various subjects, including English, Spanish, science, social studies and art. But what makes her so special is her rather unique technique of teaching.
The teacher knows her third-graders are impressed by interesting lessons. In an interview with Bored Panda, Veronica said that she has been using “cardboard crowns for my students to learn grammatical categories such as nouns, adjectives, and verbs. Different grammar kingdoms, so to say.”
All teachers begin a career, dreaming to make a change. But then, they get that class where teaching seems to be just impossible. Of course, you’ll hear others say “teaching is a walk in the park.” So what does Veronica think about her job?
Veronica wants to let society know that teachers are not lazy: “I’d like society to stop considering teachers to be lazy bureaucratic public servants. We’re certainly not.” So when she surfed the internet one day, she saw an interesting bodysuit and she had to buy it! She would be wearing it in one of her classes!
“I was surfing the internet when an ad of an AliExpress swimsuit popped up,” Duque told Bored Panda. Was this this teacher going to wear bikinis in her classroom? Wouldn’t that be something that would get you fired?
We all know all schools require teachers to wear properly at school. After all, they’re meant to be role models. So how would everyone react when Veronica shows up wearing a swimsuit?
There’s been a lot of scandals in different schools around the world with teachers acting inappropriately or wearing clothes they shouldn’t have. Would Veronica be one of them?
But it wasn’t exactly a regular swimsuit! Veronica wasn’t going to be naked in front of the class! It actually was a full-body wetsuit that had the perfect print for the class she wanted to teach. Here’s how it looks like online…
With this suit, Veronica thought it would be much easier to teach her students the human anatomy. She had no idea that her technique would make her story viral. That was because her husband was there to snap a few photos of her revealing the outfit as the kids started cheering on their fave teacher.
“Very proud of this volcano of ideas that I am lucky to have as my wife,” tweeted her husband, Mike Moratinos. Let’s check out her photos and learn how the kids reacted to that moment.
“Today she explained the human body to her students in a very original way. And the kids were freaking out. Great Veronica!!!” added Moratinos. Here’s what Veronica said about her idea…
Veronica explained that explaining kids exactly where the internal organs are is a bit difficult. “Knowing how hard it is for kids this young to visualize the disposition of internal organs, I thought it was worth giving it a try.”
“I decided long ago to use disguises for history lessons,” recalled Veronica. Now with the bodysuit, she was able to use that disguise and go “naked” for the sake of science!
As the husband tagged along for the anatomy lesson and snapped some photos of his “naked” wife’s body, he was able to reveal them on Twitter. The post went viral, getting over 65.300 likes and over 13,000 retweets!
Veronica’s story reached the media as well, and reporters visited her classroom, where she talked about education and the innovative ways teachers can use to make lessons interactive and memorable.
Of course, the post also received a ton of feedback. Some of the reactions echoed one of the issues we still have around: “Nice, but in some countries [this] would be already a big scandal.”
Most agreed that Veronica had a great body for wearing that suit “If I wear it, the intestines come out in the chest,” joked someone.
People agreed that Veronica went that extra mile, showing real dedication. Someone joked that “she’s always dressed up as a human body.”
We could say Veronica had the guts to wear the swimsuit and this may be the kids’ most memorable anatomy lesson! It’s obvious the funny lesson helped Veronica teach a difficult lesson, so it was a success.
There’s no doubt that Veronica is THAT teacher that will make these kids cherish their memories at school. She is an enthusiast teacher that deserves all the recognition for her dedication.
It’s safe to say that Veronica’s funny ways of teaching the 3rd-graders will make for a memorable moment. Other teachers should take a few tips from this awesome teacher!