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7 May, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 10: International Students…Coming to America

2021-05-07T08:53:46-05:00

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 10 is about international students. Prior to the pandemic, there were record-breaking numbers of international students in America. Many of these students were college students, but an increasing number of students are coming to America for high school. This [...]

TenneyTube Episode 10: International Students…Coming to America2021-05-07T08:53:46-05:00
3 May, 2021

Teenagers and Empathy: Why Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom Is Important

2021-05-03T09:56:53-05:00

Teenagers and Empathy: Why Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom Is Important Ah, the smartphone. Great for many things — entertainment, hand-eye coordination, etc. — yet thoroughly detrimental to social behavior and physical interactions. With all this modern technology, our teenagers can pick a fight and start conflict with a touch of the button. There's [...]

Teenagers and Empathy: Why Social Emotional Learning in the Classroom Is Important2021-05-03T09:56:53-05:00
20 Apr, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 9: Fight Summer Learning Loss

2021-04-20T07:40:28-05:00

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 9 is about summer learning loss or the summer slide. Students will lose some of the academic gains made over the course of the school year unless they have a plan to continue exercising their brain.  Students can use [...]

TenneyTube Episode 9: Fight Summer Learning Loss2021-04-20T07:40:28-05:00
12 Apr, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 8: Credit Recovery

2021-04-12T07:22:38-05:00

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 8 is about credit recovery. In our expereince, it is almost always better for middle and high school students to develop a plan to recover credits over time than to repeat a grade. Students can use summer school, an [...]

TenneyTube Episode 8: Credit Recovery2021-04-12T07:22:38-05:00
9 Apr, 2021

The High-Risk Status of High-Achieving Students

2021-04-09T17:09:54-05:00

Aiming high is a priority for many families that want to secure a future for their children, and some try to get their foot in the door in high-ranking schools as early as possible. Such schools are difficult to get into and even more difficult to pass. So not all are going to get in [...]

The High-Risk Status of High-Achieving Students2021-04-09T17:09:54-05:00
5 Apr, 2021

Fully Flexible Summer Courses

2021-04-05T14:39:30-05:00

Summer School may be just what your child needs to get back on track after a year of pandemic learning.  For 2021, we have decided to increase the flexibility for familes looking to enroll in sumemr courses: Course scheduling is flexible. Register for any 3 weeks to complete a semester course. Courses can be taken [...]

Fully Flexible Summer Courses2021-04-05T14:39:30-05:00
24 Mar, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 7: It’s Not Cool to Be Tardy

2021-03-24T14:51:59-05:00

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 7 covers the impact of student tardies on the student, teacher, and overall operaion of the school. The video covers both the types of tardies: tardy to school & tardy to class. Click Here for the Video. This video [...]

TenneyTube Episode 7: It’s Not Cool to Be Tardy2021-03-24T14:51:59-05:00
3 Mar, 2021

The Spacing Effect and How It Beats Cramming

2021-03-03T08:12:05-06:00

Studying takes a lot of time and effort. While we are young we form behaviors and habits that will be with us all our lives and this also reflects in the way we learn something new. Being able to learn efficiently will not help someone only during exams. It is a lifelong skill that defines [...]

The Spacing Effect and How It Beats Cramming2021-03-03T08:12:05-06:00
2 Mar, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 6: How Long Should a Class Period Be?

2021-03-02T07:04:40-06:00

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 6 asks the question: how long should a class period be?  The video covers the different bell schedules & class lengths, strengths of each, scenarios where one is better than others, and research on student attention. Click Here for [...]

TenneyTube Episode 6: How Long Should a Class Period Be?2021-03-02T07:04:40-06:00
22 Feb, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 5: Successful Classrooms Start with Student Questions

2021-02-23T14:16:02-06:00

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 5 is about the importance of student questions to classroom success. The video covers some of the obstacles to student questions, like "over-talking" teachers and negative peer pressure, and some discussion of the importance of quiet and how the [...]

TenneyTube Episode 5: Successful Classrooms Start with Student Questions2021-02-23T14:16:02-06:00
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