Phone: ext. 77235
Degrees and Certifications:
Masters in. Education Prior Degrees and Certifications: Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy and Worldview, Surgical Technologies
Mr. Jack Ma
Greetings and welcome to 7th Grade
Mr. Jack Ma
Math and Science
I joined IJA in 2017 as STEM-focused teacher where my main goal is to inspire young minds using engineering as the foundation of learning. As the 7th-grade math and science teacher in the middle school, I encourage my students to learn and apply growth-mindset in all they do. My teaching philosophy is based on relational and classroom community building. A culture of learning should be a safe place to make mistakes together and learn from them to grow in mind and body
The most powerful learning is done through reflection and afterthought; for this reason, I believe wholeheartedly that your family has the greatest influence on supporting your child's success by encouraging them daily to apply themselves and communicate their needs in our parent-teacher partnership.
In my class, my students learn through hands-on problem-solving experiences, teamwork and collaboration, communication, and applying critical thinking skills that are essential to becoming successful in a 21st-century career. Usually by the mid-academic year) primary learning is done through an integrated approach with emphasis on Project Based Learning.