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What Parents Need to Know

What Parents Need to Know

Last night was our annual Parent Orientation. Having done this for almost 10 years, it may surprise some readers that we put a large, critical eye on it every year, as if it's our first time. Just as we teach our students to ask and answer questions (and to write...

Summer Homework?

Summer Homework?

  This summer, scorching temperatures have turned Queens’ quasi-shaded sidewalks into large rectangular frying pans, and frequent, extended rains make many of us wonder not if there is climate change, but how fast it’s happening. It is often too hot to be...

Kids and Screen Time

Kids and Screen Time

  On Friday, 7/20, Midday on WNYC hosted an interesting conversation and call-in show about kids and screen time. The guests were: Angela Santomero, co-creator of Blues Clues, Super Why!, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and other children’s programs designed to...

Environmental Education at QPS

Environmental Education at QPS

Short interview with Assistant Director Karyn Slutsky by Anju Dave of Try for Good, a site from abroad that is devoted to sharing ideas about sustainability in all areas of life. We are honored to have been noticed and approached by them....

When Children Love Coming to School

Encapsulation of the great year Queens Paideia School just had. Proof positive that best ideas and practices are out there, and it’s just a matter of choosing to implement them.

Impact of tech on children (and their parents)

Impact of tech on children (and their parents)

No parent social gathering is complete without someone raising the topic of their kids and digital technology, a conversation rife with anxiety-filled confessions of confusion and genuine helplessness. The conversations are also vague, because the wider discussion of...

Communication Skills: Fractured Fairy Tale News!

Communication Skills: Fractured Fairy Tale News!

As a way of practicing comprehension, writing, presentation, and other communication skills, one of Queens Paideia School's collaborative groups did a unit on Fractured Fairy Tales. If you don't know what those are, you should! Per Marilyn Kinsella, a fractured fairy...