EP079: Summer reading: tips to get it done with happy faces

As the summer winds down, Huzefa shares tips on how to help motivate your kids to get their summer reading complete before the school year kicks off. Help your children avoid the anxiety of lingering work by motivating them in positive ways to get their work done in a fun and enjoyable way.

To check out a related article, go to http://www.celebrations.com/c/read/tips-to-get-kids-to-finish-their-summer-reading-lists


EP078: 10 books to prime you for success and maximum productivity

After receiving an email from a listener requesting a list of books related to leadership, Huzefa sits down to compile a full collection of all the most influential books he has read over the last three years. For the short list of the books (in no particular order), here they are:

1. The War of Art
2. The Power of Now
3. The Talent Code
4. The Power of Habit
5. The Inner Game of Tennis
6. Awaken the Giant Within
7. No More Mr. Nice Guy
8. The Obstacle is the Way
9. Awakening Your Inner Genius
10. David and Goliath


EP077: Back to school supplies: a short list of the essentials

Huzefa shares a quick list of back to school supplies for all students. Tune in to make sure that your child is at the height of preparedness, both at school and at home, when the school bell rings for that first time this year!

To check out a related article, go to http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/middle-school-back-to-school-supply-list/


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