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As the Voyagers’ Faculty sat and watched all of the 50+ students in our school describe their Project Weeks work, we grew more and more impressed. The children were able to present their ideas, experiences, and outcomes in front of a large audience containing their peers, parents, and mentors. Then we reminded ourselves that they are able to speak clearly and thoughtfully about the work they have done because they speak publicly and present so very often. Three times a year for Showcase and twice a year for Project Weeks, our students talk to the onlookers about their work. As students do this over and over again, they develop greater confidence and begin to fine tune their ability to shake off nerves and focus on public speaking techniques taught to them every day. They are able to present themselves in a respectful and mature manner. It takes each student time to prepare for these presentations; in doing so they create notecards, compose short segments of their speech, make PowerPoint and Prezi presentations, and gather all of the materials needed to support the points they wish to make. They are also taught to dress appropriately, take their work seriously, speak clearly and to practice, practice, practice their presentation. Being able to speak in front of others is an important skill to master and our students are well on their way– if not already there!

Project Weeks Zachary explains the great Stock Market Crash of 1929.

Zachary explains the great Stock Market Crash of 1929.

 

Nimar explains the results of concussions on professional football players' long-term health.

Nimar explains the results of concussions on professional football players’ long-term health.

 

Talia shares what she has learned about presidential history in the United States and in this current election.

Talia shares what she has learned about presidential history in the United States and in this current election.

 

Lorenzo shows the audience his stop-motion animation movie.

Lorenzo shows the audience his stop-motion animation movie.

 

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