Social skills and self-management are just as important as academics for a student’s long-term ability to achieve goals, form relationships, and live a satisfying life. One of Queens Paideia’s stand-out features is its concerted attention to these vital areas.
Every student has unique abilities and challenges when it comes to getting along with others and forming relationships, and these keep changing as the student matures. Queens Paideia’s staff—through a low student-learning manager ratio—offers frequent feedback and guidance in communication skills, attentive listening, good manners, consideration of others, empathy and perspective taking, and positive ways to express personal needs. Students learn strategies for conflict resolution and the importance of verbalizing their feelings and hearing those of others in challenging situations. QPS’s tight-knit, nurturing environment is the ideal space in which they can develop and practice these skills every day.
Students receive training in academic and personal goal setting, self-observation and reflection, decision making, time management, and task tracking. They work on these vital competencies daily with feedback from teachers and learning aides, as they become increasingly proficient at managing their own time and workspace, reviewing their goals, and reflecting on their achievements and the challenges they encountered.