Social & Emotional Education
Feynman School is a community of supportive and caring students built on our core values:
The backbone of our social and emotional curriculum is one of problem-solving. Our low student-teacher ratio allows us to weave this curriculum throughout the school day. Teachers work with students in real time to address problems, both inter- and intra-personal, as they arise. Teachers support students through the process of identifying the root cause of the issue and brainstorming and testing out possible solutions. We place particular focus on metacognition, helping students to identify their own thought patterns and emotions to develop a strong sense of self-awareness and self-understanding. But knowing how and what is not enough for gifted students; they also need to understand the why. With this in mind, we help our students to learn in an age-appropriate way about the mechanisms behind emotions. In addition, we emphasize with our students the importance of perspective and help them at every opportunity to consider alternate points of view. Our goal is for our students to become independent and compassionate problem-solvers.