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Monthly Archives: February 2024

26 Feb, 2024

6 Effective Ways Teachers Can Close the Achievement Gap in the Classroom

2024-02-20T09:31:18-06:00Monday, February 26, 2024|Education Info, Teachers|

The achievement gap, or the disparity in academic performance between various students, is an important educational issue. Students from low-income and marginalized backgrounds, as well as those with learning disabilities, frequently fall behind their peers. It is feasible to reduce the achievement gap and guarantee that all kids receive the education they deserve with [...]

20 Feb, 2024

Grade Skipping: 5 Reasons Your Child Shouldn’t Skip a School Grade

2024-02-20T09:06:15-06:00Tuesday, February 20, 2024|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies, Parents, Transition Between Schools|

"Is grade skipping the best option for my child?" As a parent of a smart kid, this thought might have crossed your mind. Before making a decision, it's important to weigh the pros and cons and have an in-depth discussion with your child's teacher. Consider your child's viewpoints as well. If they are anxious [...]

19 Feb, 2024

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Year Round School

2024-02-15T09:04:38-06:00Monday, February 19, 2024|Learning Environment, Tenney Subscribers|

Throughout most of the country, school systems are setup to allow a long summer break. This is great for supporting summer programs and activities: camps, family vacations, and trips to the neighborhood pool, for example. On the other hand, many students find themselves showing a strong achievement decline throughout the summer months–and some lower-income students may [...]

16 Feb, 2024

The Pros and Cons of Using Discord in the Classroom

2024-02-15T08:57:56-06:00Friday, February 16, 2024|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

Technology has impacted the way students learn and interact with each other in the classroom. The traditional in-person experience has been replaced by online learning, which has opened up a world of opportunities for teachers and students alike. One such platform gaining traction in the classroom is Discord, a chatroom-style program that can be used [...]

12 Feb, 2024

Screen Time in School: When Are Students Ready for It and What Are the Downsides?

2024-02-12T09:03:35-06:00Monday, February 12, 2024|Learning Environment|

Technology has made its way into the classroom in schools across the country. Sometimes, this is for the best. But other times, it has negative consequences. At The Tenney School, we stay in touch with the current trends in education. As we know, this often means utilizing devices in the classroom. However, we found [...]

9 Feb, 2024

Our 8 Favorite Myths About Private Schools

2024-02-07T11:36:34-06:00Friday, February 9, 2024|Learning Environment, Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

"Private school" can take on many different meanings based on someone's own personal background, experience, and beliefs. In this blog, we'll dispel some myths about private schools so you can base your decision on facts and not rumors. They're All Religious It's true that many private schools are associated with a particular religion. Catholic schools, [...]

5 Feb, 2024

AP vs Dual Enrollment: Which Type of College Course is Better?

2024-01-30T09:22:48-06:00Monday, February 5, 2024|Education Info|

So what are some of the differences in AP vs dual enrollment classes? High schoolers looking to apply for college frequently look for means to not only be prepared but get ahead of the curve through curricula and courses that have college level rigor. With the right choices, they may even get credits that [...]

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