Monthly Archives: May 2017

30 May, 2017

5 Summer Activities for Gifted and Talented Students

2017-05-26T09:05:40-05:00Tuesday, May 30, 2017|Parents, Tenney Subscribers|

Summer break is a yearly challenge. Planning vacations, balancing schedules, and finding time to relax keep many families busy. Finding just the right activities to keep our children happy and engaged is an on-going struggle for parents. However, for gifted and talented students, planning a healthy and enjoyable summer is absolutely critical. Without the structure [...]

26 May, 2017

VLOG#8: Social Skills for Teens

2017-05-26T08:42:50-05:00Friday, May 26, 2017|Parents, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

In this VLOG we discuss the importance of social skills for teenagers.  To help us with this topic, we are joined by Wendy Dawson, Founder and Executive Director of Social Motion Skills. Wendy helps us define and discuss the importance of social skills, identify social skills killers, and talk strategy on how to help your [...]

23 May, 2017

The Phenomenon of Teacher Retaliation

2019-02-15T11:45:25-06:00Tuesday, May 23, 2017|Education Info, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

The general understanding in the community is the image of the teacher as a duty-driven professional whose interest is in transforming the lives of children. People in America have the same feelings about all the community heroes who serve: teachers, pastors, and first responders to name a few.  But working with adolescents can be frustrating.  [...]

18 May, 2017

Is Technology Addiction a Real Addiction

2021-01-07T20:03:57-06:00Thursday, May 18, 2017|Parents, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

When you buy something you don't need and consume it to the detriment of other activities in your life it begins to look like an addiction. Buying technology and becoming obsessed with technology to the detriment of the rest of your life is clearly some kind of addiction. There are plenty of people who are [...]

15 May, 2017

Congratulations Class of 2017

2017-05-15T12:12:05-05:00Monday, May 15, 2017|Events, News, Parents|

The Tenney School Class of 2017 was launched this weekend.  We would like to congratulate our graduates on a job well done.  We wish you the best of luck next year as you pursue your education at: Houston Baptist University Houston Community College Lamar University Los Angeles Film School St. Thomas University Texas Tech University [...]

15 May, 2017

Helping International Students Break the Language Barrier

2017-05-18T17:39:09-05:00Monday, May 15, 2017|Education Info, Tenney Subscribers, Transition Between Schools|

If you will be welcoming an international student into your home soon, you may be wondering how in the world you will overcome the language barrier. This can feel especially intimidating if you have no knowledge of the child's native language. It becomes even more difficult if the student also has very limited knowledge of [...]

11 May, 2017

VLOG #7: Apps Every Parent Should Know

2017-05-08T21:53:25-05:00Thursday, May 11, 2017|Uncategorized|

In this VLOG we have a guest expert, Michelle Sacks from Crimestoppers, help us talk through the Apps out there that every parent should know.  We discuss the importance of understanding legal ages as well as potentially dangerous apps and the things parents should do to protect their children.

10 May, 2017

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Middle School

2017-05-18T17:39:09-05:00Wednesday, May 10, 2017|Parents, Tenney Subscribers, Transition Between Schools|

The transition from elementary to middle school is incredibly difficult for many students. Instead of the nurturing elementary school environment where students were allowed more freedom to play, middle school students face a variety of new circumstances: around eight teachers, instead of one or two; becoming one of around 150 students that their teacher sees [...]

8 May, 2017

A Fully Customized Curriculum at The Tenney School

2017-05-18T17:39:09-05:00Monday, May 8, 2017|Education Info, Tenney Subscribers|

A typical school setting, a typical day, a typical student sitting rigidly in the same desk as generations before her. Most schools follow this same age-old pattern of academic scope and sequence with a curriculum that dictates teaching pace and goals. In this way, lessons are pushed along regardless of student retention or understanding. This [...]

3 May, 2017

How to Keep Your Child’s Brain Engaged This Summer

2017-05-18T17:39:09-05:00Wednesday, May 3, 2017|Education Info, Parents, Tenney Subscribers|

The dream of every American school child is quickly approaching: summer vacation. Freedom, fun and relaxation is on the horizon, and it is a well-deserved break! Unfortunately, along with that freedom comes the risk of summer learning loss. Academic regression is a real problem, without school to attend many students will start to drastically reverse [...]

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