I have been teaching kids since 1982. It's my job and my hobby. It's my life.
Keeping sitting at desks to a minimum. Maximizing learning through play.
Leonid: Doctorate in Electronic Engineering; Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR
Galina: Degree in Engineering from Belarusian National Technical University; Degree in Elementary Teacher Education from the Maxim Tank Belarusian State Pedagogical University
Once upon a time in a far away country called the USSR, on its Western border there lived a young lady named Galina. She worked as an engineer, yet, was too restless for an office job. Galina lamented over her dilemma a bit and then resolved to seek her fortune. After a while she came upon a preschool, where she found her kindred spirits, since kids can't sit still either. With this new found knowledge, Galina returned to the state educational system for a second time, where she learned the art of communicating with young children. Then she lived happily ever after, surrounded by six to ten year olds. Galina had a husband named Leonid, who spent all his time designing intelligent machines that were even able to see. Leonid was awarded the Doctorate in Electronics and granted the State Prize of the USSR. Leonid glanced at Galina and her pupils from time to time with slight envy. What an easy and busy life they had! The USSR was long gone, but life went on and children still needed to be taught. Leonid decided to take on a different challenge since there is life in the old dog yet. Leonid started to think things over, and it dawned on him that all people, young and old alike, play games: toy cars and real cars, Battleship the board game and battleships on the seas. However, adults send their children to school for wise men to teach them some common sense somehow. A bright idea came upon him - to hide all the wise stuff in games. This way many kids don't even know that while playing they are becoming smarter and stronger and capable of accomplishing anything. When they grow up, they won't be able to figure out when they learned it all.