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22 Feb, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 5: Successful Classrooms Start with Student Questions

2021-06-08T14:23:03-05:00Monday, February 22, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

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 [...]

18 Feb, 2021

What Is Happening With College Admissions? The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

2021-02-23T14:14:14-06:00Thursday, February 18, 2021|Education Info, News, Tenney Subscribers|

Before the horror of 2020 took place, the route from high school to college was well-paved, easily-navigated, and almost everyone knew the ins and outs. To tell you the truth, it was so well thought out that people had set up profitable companies that promised to help students get into their first-choice colleges. But then, 2020 happened. [...]

6 Feb, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 4: Gifted Student Challenges

2021-02-08T10:03:37-06:00Saturday, February 6, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 4 is about some of the common challenges encountered by "gifted and talented" students. The video covers unrealistic expectations, asynchronous development, and GT students with learning differences (or twice exceptional or "2e" students). Embedded within this discussion are suggestions [...]

2 Feb, 2021

How to Improve Classroom Engagement in This Remote/Online Era

2021-02-02T07:36:22-06:00Tuesday, February 2, 2021|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

A year ago, the coronavirus pandemic spread all over the world and took a toll on millions of lives. What we are now witnessing is a changing world; where social distancing is a norm, wearing masks is essential, and staying locked in homes is a daily routine. In these turbulent times- businesses, offices, and schools [...]

24 Jan, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 3: Private School…Worth The Cost?

2021-01-25T07:05:48-06:00Sunday, January 24, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 3 is about whether private schools are worth the cost. The video covers the basic differences between private and public schools, some factors to consider when making a school choice, and whether private school cost might be worth it [...]

18 Jan, 2021

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

2022-02-14T13:19:48-06:00Monday, January 18, 2021|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. [...]

14 Jan, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 2: The Case For and Against the Zero

2021-01-14T12:17:05-06:00Thursday, January 14, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 2 is about the zero grade in school. The video covers why it might be a good or bad idea to use the zero to motivate students, and some possible alternatives in lieu of the zero. Click Here for [...]

7 Jan, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 1: Student Procrastination

2021-01-07T15:56:51-06:00Thursday, January 7, 2021|Education Info, Teachers|

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 1 is about student procrastination signs, types, and what to do about it. Click Here for the Video. This video series is derived from the most common topics with parents and our most searched website content. The series will [...]

6 Jan, 2021

Did Coronavirus Set Back Your Kid’s Education? – How Tutoring Can Bridge Their Learning Gaps 

2021-01-06T13:59:47-06:00Wednesday, January 6, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Uncategorized|

Has the Coronavirus crisis impacted your child or teen's learning? To be fair, it would probably be more of a surprise if it hadn’t. It seems almost all facets of life got interrupted in some way this year by the turbulence of the Coronavirus. Some much worse than others. It might be normal during school [...]

16 Dec, 2020

The Sad News About STAAR Testing in 2021

2020-12-16T15:38:48-06:00Wednesday, December 16, 2020|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, News, Testing Strategies, Uncategorized|

The Texas Education Association has decided to administer the STAAR this year.  That saddens me not just for the students who will spend the spring semester preparing for it but also for the over-stressed teachers who have worked tirelessly to get students where they need to be this year after losing so much of spring [...]

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