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5 Apr, 2024

What You Need to Know About STAAR Testing in 2024

2024-04-05T09:57:14-05:00Friday, April 5, 2024|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, Learning Environment, Parents|

STAAR testing season is upon us here in Texas and we've got all the information to make sure you're prepared for the upcoming season of STAAR! What is STAAR Testing? The State of Texas Assessment of Academic readiness or known as STAAR is a form of standardized testing that the state of Texas has [...]

15 Jan, 2024

What Qualifies a Child for the Gifted and Talented Program?

2024-01-11T11:44:57-06:00Monday, January 15, 2024|Customized Curriculum, Parents, Tenney Subscribers|

While most parents believe their child is gifted at something, most people don’t know if or how their child can be accepted into a Gifted and Talented (GT) program. Federal criteria for GT programs is somewhat fuzzy, making the issue even more confusing. Let’s take a closer look at the Gifted and Talented program [...]

5 Dec, 2023

Graduating Early From High School | 5 Benefits and Why

2023-12-05T08:26:48-06:00Tuesday, December 5, 2023|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, Parents, Private School|

Graduating early from high school can be an exciting prospect for many students. Chances are you're already considering it if you're coming across this article. That's why I want to give you 5 benefits for graduating early from high school to see if it's right for you! 1. Taking a Gap Year Many high [...]

21 Nov, 2023

Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in School?

2023-11-14T14:08:23-06:00Tuesday, November 21, 2023|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, Learning Environment|

Should cell phones be allowed in school? As cell phones have developed, the role of them in the classroom have become increasingly blurred. Many teachers stand firmly by the fact that they disrupt the classroom and should be banned. Other teachers rely on them as a way to further engagement in the class. Let's discuss [...]

22 Jun, 2023

Understanding the Differences Between Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement Courses

2023-06-22T09:12:19-05:00Thursday, June 22, 2023|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, Private School|

Before your high school student chooses which classes to take, it's important to understand the differences between Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes. Although each course is designed to be rigorous and college-level, there are a few significant differences between the two formats. Here's an introduction to college-level courses at The Tenney School: Why Take [...]

28 Apr, 2022

How Traditional Curriculum Can Destroy Student Interest and Motivation

2022-05-03T09:15:56-05:00Thursday, April 28, 2022|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, Learning Strategies|

Teachers know that to make learning more interesting, they must make it relevant. As much as students complain about the traditional approach to education, a typical curriculum relies on the fact that they can easily identify with the topics. However, most traditional curricula fail to connect with students regarding personal interests and hobbies. It, indeed, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

9 Nov, 2020

How High School Students Can Recover Class Credits Before Graduation

2020-11-09T08:02:21-06:00Monday, November 9, 2020|Customized Curriculum, Education Info|

The high school's structured system designs a linear march through. Uninterrupted, most students will have all the classes they need to graduate. Of course, not all student experiences are predictable or uninterrupted. Many students miss or fail classes due to events and stress in their life. Even after normalcy returns, you still need to recover [...]

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