The results of the annual contest Moscow’s Teachers of the Year have been recently announced. Denis Slonimsky, a doctoral student at the MCU’s Institute of Digital Education, has won the Teacher Leader Award in the Teacher’s Start nomination.
Denis Slonimsky has been a Mathematics teacher at the 1574 Moscow school for 5 years. Denis Slonimsky is quite a young teacher, he is just 26; however, it allows him to be on the same wavelength with his students.
The awardee has wanted to become a teacher since his childhood. He has been raised by famous Mathematics teachers: his parents, Lev and Irina Slonimsky, are authors of dozens of Mathematics textbooks and manuals.
Denis Slonimsky graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics at HSE University as he wanted to obtain a fundamental education. Then, he entered the Master’s degree program Teaching Mathematics in General and High School at the MCU’s Institute of Digital Education. This year, Denis Slonimsky graduates from the postgraduate program Theory and Methods of Teaching and Upbringing, Mathematics.
Denis Slonimsky has shared his secret to engaging students in mathematics:
However, Denis Slonimsky won the contest with a project which is not related to mathematics. He has proposed an idea to establish a consistent learning system within an educational institution: from kindergarten to the final school year.
Besides, Denis Slonimsky suggests opening new tracks of pre-professional training in his school: media class and teachers’ class.
The awardee has shared his ambitions:
This year, almost 1,800 applications were received from Moscow’s teachers for the Moscow’s Teachers of the Year contest of professional excellence. The Teacher’s Start nomination has been introduced for newly-employed teachers. It provides them with an opportunity to show and prove themselves to participate then in the main tracks of the contest.