"Education Is Not The Learning Of Facts,
But The Training Of The Mind To Think"
In our 6th, 7th and 8th grade Science & Engineering classes students will ask questions of themselves, research and gather data, form & test hypotheses, analyse the steps taken that lead to specific outcomes and reason through new data in order to gain new understanding and knowledge.
Students will begin to become comfortable evaluating their own knowledge. They will think about the author's/scientist's word choices, about the evidence and clues behind Scientific theory and fact as they work with, examine and discuss text, diagrams and videos.
In addition, experiments and labs will be utilized whenever applicable.
Finally during our semester together, students will improve in the expression of what they have learned, as well as explain the phenomena that challenged and surprised them along the path of discovery.
And perhaps, they will all gain a healthy bit of self-confidence on the journey.
My name is Michael Genovese. I have been teaching in the Jackson School District for 22 years. I first began my career teaching 4th grade at the Switlik Elementary School for a happy duration of eight years. Next it was off to the Elms Elementary School teaching 5th grade Math, Science & Social Studies for six years, and finally now teaching Science & Engineering for my 8th year at the Christa McAuliffe Middle School.
It all began with a desire to teach children to Think for themselves. To gain a better education and to ultimately create a better life for themselves than the previous generations may have experienced. That was the beginning, and it is still now the drive behind teaching the students of today to empower themselves to become the betterment of tomorrow.
Below you will find my school email address should you need to reach me.
Please note that after 3:00pm I will very rarely check my email. Should you need to send an email after that time, know that I will recieve those messages the following school day and I will get back to you as soon as possible.