The Association for Youth, Children and Natural Psychology was invited to speak to the students at the Greater Newark Charter School at Central Ave., along with a number of other speakers. The AYCNP representative was asked to speak on the subject of subject of Psychology and writing, as well as education and motivation to succeed.
Students were very attentive and self-motivated. Many were very interested in the writing process and one 8th grade student, who plans to be a psychologist, already had a good understanding of the subject.
Students asked self-prompted questions such as, how Sociology ties in with Psychology; does the study of Philosophy overlap the study of Psychology; what is done to treat schizophrenia, in addition to questions provided to the students to stimulate thinking and discussion by the educators who sponsored the event.
Others who spoke to students at the Greater Newark Charter School Career Day included an officer from Rahway State Prison, and an architect from a local architectural firm. Both commented on the attentiveness and high interest level of the students.
The educators who sponsored the Career Day event, have done so for the past 10 years, and state that students need regular motivation to help them see the need for good education, and how it ties in with their future work prospects and goals.
The five pillars on which the Greater Newark Charter School is founded, and encourages students are,
What is your dream? - Active participation in the student's learning process is encouraged through "exploring, interacting, and making sense of their environment."
Think deeply - Critical thinking skills and habits of mind as well as goal-directed thinking are encouraged, with the goal of students being a "lifelong learner".
Be kind - "Students will demonstrate life skills to promote self-responsibility, positive relationships, and respect for others in order to develop into a responsible citizen and human being."
Be organized - Promoting skills and organization for high performance.
Be skillful - Students will demonstrate a solid foundation of basic skill mastery.
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The Greater Newark Charter School educates students from the 5th to 8th Grade.
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