Reflection is an essential activity that takes place at key points throughout the work. The academic partnership between our teachers and students includes rigorous, ongoing assessment, communication, feedback and evaluation.
Critical thinking is essential to the success of student-oriented learning. When students are engaged in active discussions, high level thinking skills are put into practice to the point where information is synthesized at a deeper level of understanding. NJC provides opportunities for students to engage in challenging conversation, encouraging them to think about what people have said and respond reflectively, analytically, and imaginatively. Our students find their voice through peer-to-peer interaction and become active participants in the learning process.
NJC selects adventurous teachers who are drawn to this stimulating learning environment, and who are prepared to serve as both facilitators and collaborators.
Our teachers weave classroom lessons, extracurricular activities, and travel experiences into an integrated whole, providing guidance and working with students to construct a rich, meaningful, experience-based educational environment.