Hello, I’m Mariya Boyko!

I’m a math teacher and a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto studying the history of mathematics education – mainly the understudied math curriculum reforms in USSR in the 1960’s. My teaching degree is from OISE and my Honors Bachelor of Science degree is from UofT.

This blog is a place where I share my creative hobbies (drawing, dance and everything in between) and my adventures as a teaching consultant.

Education blogs are often perceived as boring and I’d like to change this stereotype. In my perfect world education blogs would be just another type of lifestyle blogs (much like fashion blogs and cooking blogs).

I’d love to show you that teaching, learning and being creative and stylish can go hand in hand. I also would like to showcase learning and teaching techniques that can be integrated seamlessly in everyday life.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mariya.boyko12@gmail.com if you’d like to write a guest blog, collaborate, or just chat about teaching, learning and being creative. I’d love to hear from you!

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi! It’s great to get to read about a fellow grad student who is equally or more interested in Astronomy and related topics.
    I will be looking forward to reading more about your take on different subjects and events. I hardly have read any scholarly articles about History of Astronomy in general. Well, mostly through the eyes of a physicist or a mathematician but never via a historian ! Thanks for sharing your two cents !




    1. Thanks, Rohit! I’t nice to meet you! My thesis adviser takes great interest in astronomy itself and in its history. His enthusiasm inspires everyone around him. I work at kids’ science camps a lot and every time they have a demo at our local observatory I demand that I need to be let in, otherwise the kids will misbehave/cry/ruin the entire lab (when in fact I just want to be let into the observatory :):):) …. well, of course there is a risk that they would have misbehaved, cried or ruined the entire lab if I have not been there with them, but I have never tried to leave them with the observatory staff, and -to be honest- don’t want to try :):)


      1. Ha ha ! that’s great … I wish I could visit more and more observatories as long as my grad study is going on. I doubt I will be able to enjoy it like this once you start some kinda job ! 🙂
        It was nice to meet you as well 🙂


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