Monthly Archives: December 2018

31 Dec, 2018

How to Distinguish a Bully From a Mean Kid

2018-12-31T10:07:59-06:00Monday, December 31, 2018|Learning Environment, Parents, Student Health, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

It seems like every day we hear frightening new data on the rise of bullying, and it doesn't take much more than a casual scroll through our social media feeds to find horrific stories of bullying and the awful impacts it has on the children who have endured this abuse. Especially with the rise of [...]

21 Dec, 2018

The Problem with Competition-Based Learning

2018-12-21T07:36:51-06:00Friday, December 21, 2018|Learning Strategies, Parents, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

In many instances, teachers want students to compete: for great grades; on projects; to be the "best" in the classroom. Many of the schools often considered to be the "best" drive students to higher levels of academic success through competition-based learning. Students are trying to do better, achieve better, top their classmates. As a result, [...]

17 Dec, 2018

Rufus: The Tenney School Stray and Where He’s at Today

2018-12-14T10:52:48-06:00Monday, December 17, 2018|Events, Parents, Student Health|

We've had some cute dogs hanging around the school recently.  We don't know where they came from, but they certainly made themselves at home quickly. When the weather was wet, they were especially likely to hang around the school in either our covered shrubs or garage. As cute as they were, stray dogs present a [...]

10 Dec, 2018

Keeping Your Kids Engaged and Learning Over Winter Break

2018-12-10T15:10:51-06:00Monday, December 10, 2018|Parents, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

Winter Break It's the end of the fall semester, and winter break is here: a great time to relax, get away from school and work responsibilities for a little while, and enjoy time with your family. If you have a trip planned for those two weeks, you'll be busy until it's time for school to [...]

3 Dec, 2018

Will Pressing Pause on Fortnite Improve Your Child’s Grades?

2018-11-30T14:12:05-06:00Monday, December 3, 2018|Learning Strategies, Parents, Student Health|

In early 2018, over 1 million people tuned in to watch a live stream of a Fortnite game on YouTube. That same event brought in more than 42 million unique viewers, and the game has been breaking records for most downloads and attracting plenty of adult players into nightclub-style lounges where they can play for [...]

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