Teachers will do just about anything to get their students' attention these days. As as result of growing up in the smartphone era, Gen Z-ers only have eight-second attention spans, so sometimes teacher (and parents) have to go to extremes. Debby Heerkens, a seventh-grade biology teacher at the Groene Hart Rijnwoude school in the Netherlands, did just that when she began a lesson about how our bodies work.
To the shock of her students, she stood up on her desk and stripped off her clothes, revealing a full Spandex bodysuit that accurately illustrated every muscle and organ in the body. She then stripped again, revealing another full Spandex bodysuit that outlined where all of our bones are located. Talk about a lesson her students will truly remember!
Lest parents be concerned that she shouldn't have been "stripping" in front of her class, Heerkens discussed her unusual lesson plan with the school's director prior to that day. After seeing someone walking around in the leggings last year, she set out to find a full body suit that would showcase all of the muscles and organs. "You're always looking for ways to trigger students and classes to give so that they remember it too," Heerkens told Omroep West. "I told the director [and he] said . . . he liked it too."
We have a feeling her students will never forget the locations of their muscles or organs ever again! For a closer look at the bodysuits, see the photos the school posted below.