Hello, Everyone!!! My name is George Mitchell and I will be teaching Algebra 1 for this year. I have been a teacher of mathematics for nearly twenty years and have been a teacher in Madison County going on ten years. I am a Jackson native and I grew up on the northwestern end of Jackson near Clinton. I graduated from Callaway High School and received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Math Education from Jackson State University. I also hold a Master's in Science in Information Systems and currently hold three computer certifications. I am a father of three children(one daughter and two sons) and a husband.
A little more about me is that I enjoy listening to music (jazz, synthwave, rock), playing with puzzles(word, number, or jigsaw), and cooking(grilling). I also enjoy watching my students learn as they collaborate with others to solve problems, and I am excited to see how much they will learn throughout the year.
It is important that each student places their concentration on the math learning. Grades are secondary; a result of learning. Each student should understand mistakes will be made and these are excellent times to explore math strategies. Many math concepts have been developed by learning from past mistakes or problems and learning how to improve upon them. Once a student has learned a concept or skill, they must PRACTICE IT! Practice makes permanent!
Let’s work together to help your child have a successful year. Some things that can be done at home to contribute to your child’s success:
- Make sure your child has comfortable and quiet area to study and do homework.
- Check homework for accuracy and completeness.
- Express high yet realistic expectations for achievement.
- Encourage your child daily to do their best.
Have FUN! Learn!
Supplies needed daily
- 2- 1 subject notebooks
- 1- 1 inch binder
- Loose leaf paper
- At least two pencils (No Pens!!!)
- Colored Pencil
- Positive Attitude
- The WILL to be better!