27 Feb, 2017

9 Strategies for Helping Your Child with Homework


When you’re committed to your child’s academic success, you know that supporting their learning at home is critical. Providing help with homework is part of a parent’s most critical responsibilities. Unfortunately, many parents might not know how to successfully help their children with homework. These key strategies will make it easier to get your [...]

9 Strategies for Helping Your Child with Homework2021-01-08T14:43:17-06:00
22 Feb, 2017

VLOG #3: To Class Rank or Not to Class Rank


In Tenney VLOG #3 we discuss the history and results of more schools deciding not to rank students.  In discussing the pros and cons of this movement, we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to a schools and the students it serves.

VLOG #3: To Class Rank or Not to Class Rank2017-02-15T19:49:45-06:00
22 Feb, 2017

Learning Environments That Stimulate Emotional Intelligence


Research indicates that people’s intelligence quotient (IQ) is not quite as important in future career success as their emotional intelligence (EI). Emotional intelligence is more than just a buzz word; according to a Forbes article, studies reveal “emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.” Daniel [...]

Learning Environments That Stimulate Emotional Intelligence2017-05-18T17:39:10-05:00
16 Feb, 2017

What is school accreditation?


The Tenney School is about to go through our five year re-accreditation visit. Accreditation is such an unusual word.  This article is intended to demystify the process for our readers. Accreditation is an official recognition that a school is credible--that is, that the school maintains educational standards well enough that other accredited schools will recognize [...]

What is school accreditation?2019-10-21T11:03:10-05:00
15 Feb, 2017

New Tenney School Logo


We are excited to announce the launch of our new Tenney School logo.  Our previous logo served us well for many years, but was not compatible with contemporary uses on social media.  The new logo maintains elements from our previous logo with a cleaner look.  Many logo's were considered and even voted on by our [...]

New Tenney School Logo2017-02-15T19:29:47-06:00
13 Feb, 2017

Medical Treatments for ADD


Althought not medically recognized until the 1970s, attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity disorders have become near epidemic in the schools over the last 30 years. Currently between 2 percent and 6 percent of all children in schools carries the diagnosis of ADD or ADHD. That means that in a class of 30 students one or [...]

Medical Treatments for ADD2017-05-18T17:39:10-05:00
9 Feb, 2017

Is a Private School Really Worth it?


Parents and guardians today have an extremely wide range of options when considering what type of education they want their child to receive. Outside of basic public schooling, other options include homeschooling, boarding school, and private schools such as charter schools or religion-based academies. With so many options, it is understandably confusing and even overwhelming [...]

Is a Private School Really Worth it?2017-05-18T17:39:10-05:00
8 Feb, 2017

VLOG #2: AP, IB, or Dual Credit…What’s the Difference


In Tenney VLOG #2 we discuss the pros and cons of the types of courses high school students can take to earn college credit: Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Dual Credit.

VLOG #2: AP, IB, or Dual Credit…What’s the Difference2017-02-08T11:43:08-06:00
7 Feb, 2017

Bringing the Positive Learning Environment Home


Ensuring your child is in the ideal learning environment at school is crucial to their academic success. When looking for the perfect school environment, many factors should be taken into consideration. These include class sizes, the attitudes of other students, teacher personalities, classroom orderliness, and temperature of the space, to name a few. Once you do [...]

Bringing the Positive Learning Environment Home2017-05-18T17:39:10-05:00
2 Feb, 2017

Things to Consider When Choosing an Independent School


There are many options to be considered when you are looking at schools for your child. While public schools work great for some children, other children need something different. Likewise, homeschooling is a great option for some kids and not others. If your child is not thriving in their current school environment, you might be [...]

Things to Consider When Choosing an Independent School2017-02-02T09:16:08-06:00
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