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So far Mike Tenney has created 179 blog entries.
29 Apr, 2024

What is the Real Ideal Class Length?

2024-04-26T09:34:49-05:00Monday, April 29, 2024|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

As students progress in their education, many schools opt for longer class durations. Typically, classes extend from fifty to ninety minutes, depending on the school's structure and teaching style. However, the ideal class length is considerably shorter. By maintaining shorter classes, such as the thirty-minute sessions offered at The Tenney School, students can fully [...]

5 Apr, 2024

Why I’m a Public School Teacher But a Private School Parent

2024-04-03T10:49:59-05:00Friday, April 5, 2024|Education Info, Private School, Teachers|

I’m a public school teacher. I love my job. I love my students. I love my school! And I’m sending my kids to a private school anyway. I know this is going to sound hypocritical, but this is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made - as a parent and as a teacher. [...]

7 May, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 10: International Students…Coming to America

2021-05-07T08:53:46-05:00Friday, May 7, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Summer Strategies, Teachers|

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 [...]

3 May, 2021

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

2021-05-03T09:56:53-05:00Monday, May 3, 2021|Education Info, Student Health, Teachers|

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 [...]

20 Apr, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 9: Fight Summer Learning Loss

2021-04-20T07:40:28-05:00Tuesday, April 20, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Summer Strategies, Teachers|

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 [...]

12 Apr, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 8: Credit Recovery

2021-04-12T07:22:38-05:00Monday, April 12, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Summer Strategies, Teachers|

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 [...]

9 Apr, 2021

The High-Risk Status of High-Achieving Students

2021-04-09T17:09:54-05:00Friday, April 9, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Private School|

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 [...]

5 Apr, 2021

Fully Flexible Summer Courses

2024-05-28T11:50:07-05:00Monday, April 5, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Summer Strategies, Teachers|

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 [...]

24 Mar, 2021

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

2024-05-28T11:50:44-05:00Wednesday, March 24, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

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 [...]

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