"Education Is Not The Learning Of Facts,
But The Training Of The Mind To Think"
In our 6th grade Remote Science class students will ask questions of themselves, research and gather data, form & test hypotheses, and analyse 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, when possible a few experiments will also be suggested as an extra participation assignment that can be done at home.
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 20 years. I first began my career teaching 4th grade at the Switlik Elementary School where I remained for 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, Forensics & Engineering for my 6th 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 our remote learning school hours I will be working on the next day's information and responding to those who have already reached out to me. With this in mind, and also due to my family schedule, I will very rarely check my email after 4pm. 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.