EP076: Singapore Math with Bill Davidson

Bill Davidson, educator and Singapore Math consultant, joins the show to talk about the ins and outs of the Singapore Math pedagogy. Bill has worked with countless teachers across the country in an effort to train them to be effective math educators with the Singapore Math curriculum. Tune into this episode to hear precisely how this form of teaching works, and moreover, how to implement the strategies at home if your child's school is not a Singapore Math institution.

To check out Bill Davidson's show, go to www.teacherbilldavidson.com


EP075: Violence in media: Huzefa shares his thoughts

In this episode, Huzefa explains his stance on violence in games and movies, drawing from a recent adventure to the movie theater to watch a particularly violent film. Hear Huzefa's explanation as to why he feels that violence in media is not a good thing, and moreover, why it can have potential heavy ramifications.

To check out the related article, go to https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/inside-out-outside-in/201212/violent-video-games-and-movies-causing-violent-behavior


EP074: 8 reasons why I LOVE being an educator

Join Huzefa as he enumerates his top reasons for loving his life as an educator. See if these reasons resonate with you, and moreover, if there are tidbits of information and insight about education that you can apply with your children at home.

To check out Huzefa's music video for the Quadratic Formula, go to https://youtu.be/IfpkQVyqK7c

 


EP073: Engrams: the way the brain builds memories

In this episode, Huzefa shares an amazing article from Scientific American that describes a revolutionary study that unearths the mechanism behind memory clusters and how strong and lasting memories are formed. Join Huzefa as he not only reads through this articles, but shares his insights into how this knowledge might be applied to the learning process for students.

To check out the article, go to http://www.scientificamerican.com/articles/how-the-brain-builds-memory-chains/


EP072: The 50th Law

After reading "The 50th Law," an incredible self-improvement book by famed author Robert Greene, Huzefa created a book report of sorts to fully process the information and advice. In this episode, Huzefa shares his summary of the book along with major takeaways and applications. Tune in to hear the tips that can be applied to all walks of life for folks striving for greatness.

To check out the book, go to https://www.amazon.com/50th-Law-50-Cent/dp/006177460X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470670658&sr=8-1&keywords=the+50th+law


EP071: Why kids tune out their parents: temperament incompatibility

In this episode, Huzefa speaks with Dr. Nicole Anders, a psychologist in the Las Vegas area with a special expertise in child psychology. Dr. Anders sheds light on the all important question of why some kids seem to battle endlessly with their parents while others have no problem following directives and taking advice. Join Huzefa as he not only gets amazing answers to this fascinating question, but also unearths some amazing answers and insights with respect to modifying parenting styles to fix this issue once and for all.


EP070: The International Mathematical Olympiad

In honor of the summer olympics, Huzefa discusses the International Mathematical Olympiad, an annual international competition for students under the age of 20 to compete against each other via a six question math test. Huzefa discusses the logistics of the competition, the qulification process, as well as sample problems.

To check out the Wikipedia article on the competition, go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Mathematical_Olympiad


EP069: Strategies for solving hard math problems

In this episode, Huzefa reads from the "Art of Problem Solving" to describe strategies to tackle truly tough and perplexing problems. The information shared in this episode has applications beyond mathematics and academics, and can be used to work through any of life's most difficult challenges.

To check out the article, go to http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/articles/hard-problems


EP067: Flipped learning: advice from a seasoned educator

In this continuation of episode 66, Huzefa discusses the ins and out of flipped learning. He also shares insights from an educator who has now recorded and released over 100 videos for his class as part of his flipped learning curriculum.

To check out the article on flipped learning, go to http://www.edutopia.org/blog/100-videos-lessons-flipped-classroom-joe-hirsch


EP066: Flipped learning with Professor Sam Otten

Flipped learning is one of the most talked about trends in education today. It is an amazing way to utilize class time for group activities and real problem solving, allowing students to absorb lectures and basic concepts independently at home. Join Huzefa and Professor Sam Otten, host of the MathEd Podcast, as they explain precisely how flipped learning works and why it's so effective. Additionally, Professor Otten explains what being a mathematician is all about.

To check out the MathEd Podcast, go to https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/math-ed-podcast/id582075221?mt=2