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To Grade or Not To Grade

Creating opportunities that spark intrinsic motivation. Leaders in the field of education have spent lots of time addressing the question of annual assessment in the form of standardized testing and fashioning report cards. At Voyagers’ Community School, in Eatontown, New Jersey, we understand this is short-sighted. Instead, we dedicate time to discussing intrinsic motivation. What makes students want to do… Read More

Technology for Change – Voyager’s Community School

Students ranging from preschool to high school have been working together to test and design video games in the Creative Technology elective. They began by developing a setting for an original game. Ideas included a haunted house, an abandoned factory, a GameStop, and a Wegman’s Food Market. They then chose a conflict to accompany each setting. In order to solve… Read More

Model United Nations

Model United Nations, or “Model UN”, is a cross between a Voyagers’ Essentials course and an extracurricular activity. Participation on our team is extremely difficult and demands much from the eight high school student-participants, who will travel to Philadelphia next month (Feb. 25-28), with the goal of resolving some of the world’s most pressing issues. Voyagers’ high school students will… Read More

Romeo and Juliet Come Alive Again

The 9th grade literacy class has finished reading the original text of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. At first, the reactions from the students were a little less than enthusiastic. “My mom says that it is really hard. I don’t think I want to read it…” “Do we have to read it in the ‘Old English’?” “Can’t we watch… Read More