John Magee Gavin

This is my first year teaching at  Saint Joseph School.  I have taught students throughout Massachusetts for 5+ school years.  I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Masters in Education and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. 

I love Skiing, Crossfit, and all things Boston.   I love teaching science!  While this is something I hope all science teachers say, I truly believe it.  I love watching the spark of intrigue going off in a student’s eyes when they observe a scientific phenomenon they are confused by, then watching them use their skills to figure it out.  Thank you for allowing me to have this experience with your child this year.  ‘

One of the skills I hope to use with your child this year is The Inquiry-Based Teaching Model.   The Inquiry-based Teaching model is the idea that rather than telling the students what is going on in an experiment/investigation, it allows them to gather data and come to their own conclusions while driving the lesson.  In my classroom, it allows students to use the same skills professionals do scientists and follow their curiosity to figure out the answer to the question of “what is going on in this investigation/experiment?”  The model allows for the students to have some ownership over their learning and self-discovery.  If you want to read more about Mr. Gavin, you can find it here.