Yesterday we painted October’s portrait at the 4 Cats Studio at the Toronto Junction Triangle (1615 Dupont St.). The studio is pretty easy to get to by TTC. It’s full of samples of previous students’ work. There’s lots of light, but the place still has an ambient feel to it. Advertisements
“Why do you teach math to gifted kids?” – I’ve been hearing this question from a lot of my friends lately, so I decided to answer this question in a form of a video. If you speak Russian – watch the video here: If you aren’t a Russian speaker, here’s a quick summary: I … More Why I Teach Math to Gifted Kids
If I had to summarize my cooking strategy, it would fit into 3 words: Cut-Mix-Heat (where the last step is optional). I’m a graduate student working at a couple of jobs. I don’t have time or energy to dedicate to complicated recipes. But I love eating at home, and the comfort of having a fridge … More Cut-Mix-Heat Slow-Cooker Apple Spice Chicken
I’ve been meaning to post this one for a while. It’s my mom reading a concert program at Casa Loma. It was a chilly and rainy evening. Both of us were tired.
The First Impressions of Each Month Photo Series: October edition! My October started off with a rain, an early rise, and a teaching session. Afternoon and evening were charged with positive energy and lots of work related to performing and rehearsing for the Little Mermaid Show (refer here: ) The day ended off with … More Hi, October 2016!
Emotions are so tricky! Here are several ways to help kids learn about their emotions. In short, always try to knowledge child’s feelings, identify their emotion and model an appropriate reaction for them. Read more at Lifehack.Org: http://www.lifehack.org/482331/4-steps-to-teach-kids-about-experiencing-and-expressing-their-emotions
you don’t have to be an official professional to have a professional attitude towards anything you are doing … More The Little Mermaid Production And What We Learned From It!
One very common example of a graph is Internet. … More Math Snippet: Graphs, Instagram, Internet
The lines between the ‘body’and the ‘image’ of knowledge can blur. One of such ‘grey’ area is education. … More Pedagogy -Balancing on the Border of the ‘Image’ and the ‘Body’ of Knowledge
It’s been 2 years since I promised my mom to paint this painting and give it to her as a gift… Finally I did it! Happy 13th anniversary in Canada, Mom!!!!!
Do you ever have these awkward 5-minute time slots in your day when you are either waiting for a bus, getting ready for a conference call, etc.? Here are a couple of ideas on what to do in those 5 min. You can exercise, snap photos, call a friend… the rest of it is on … More Things to do in 5 spare minutes
September made a great first impression this year! Sunny weather, beautiful storms, fragrant flowers in every convenience store- lovely! But have you noticed that September feels very differently from all the summer months? Something changes abruptly on September 1st and you no longer can pretend that you are in July even if it is hot … More Hi, September!
All of us have a creative bone in our bodies. Have you ever broken in? If so, I posted a step-by-step guide for recovering your creativity just in time for the back-to-school season. http://www.lifehack.org/456391/5-steps-to-get-creative-again How do you stay in tune with your creative side? Any tips?
Are you trying to become a ‘morning person’ for the back-to-school season? See a tip that would help with beating the morning grogginess while keeping you productive. http://www.lifehack.org/452497/one-tip-for-beating-the-morning-grogginess What do you do during your morning commute?
Another post on Lifehacker.Org about taking 5 minutes a day to start off a project hat you have been putting off, finding and eliminating the reasons that are holding you back. http://www.lifehack.org/445462/start-a-project-you-have-been-putting-off-in-just-5-steps Is there a project that you have been putting off?
I became a contributing author for Lifehack.Org Here is my first post about math anxiety inducing phrases that all of us should avoid when talking to kids about math or academic subject matter in general. http://www.lifehack.org/431623/3-phrases-that-contribute-to-math-anxiety-in-children Lifehack.org would not appreciate if I just pasted my post here, but in short, whenever you talk to kids … More Math Anxiety Inducing Phrases
Woke up today to a thick fog outside my balcony and this creature on my windowsill.
Sometimes over-editing a pic of a mundane still life is just what you need.
I live very close to a railroad. Many people see it as a disadvantage, but I really enjoy it. I love it when the trains pass by at night, when the rhythmic sound of metal wheels is mixed with the sound of wind, and the noise [and the light] of the city. It feels like … More Trains in the wind
I always get an extra boost of creativity, motivation and productivity in my graduate research after periods of teaching. I’ve been working at different math summer camps for the last few weeks, and the experience was tiring and challenging at times. However, after the camps were finished I noticed that some ideas related to my … More A ‘quirk’ that Dedekind, Mendeleev and Hilbert had in common 🙂