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Education Info

17 Jun, 2024

Are Physical or Digital Textbooks More Effective Tools?

2024-06-17T11:12:41-05:00Monday, June 17, 2024|Education Info, Parents, Tenney Subscribers|

Choosing textbooks for students offers an interesting question for many school districts. The rise of the e-reader, alongside initiatives to put laptops and tablets in many classrooms, has led to many schools that rely on digital textbooks in order to provide students with access to critical information. In many cases, however, this hasn't turned out [...]

14 Jun, 2024

3 Healthy Ways of Using Technology to Enhance Education

2024-06-14T09:30:03-05:00Friday, June 14, 2024|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

According to Pew Research Center, 92% of tutors use the internet to find resources, content, and teaching materials. This trend confirms how the internet has become an increasingly significant component of our lives, and the educational system is not an exception to this emerging technology. Further, utilizing various forms of technology in educational settings can [...]

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 [...]

12 Apr, 2024

Should You Consider Summer School for Your Child?

2024-04-09T12:02:53-05:00Friday, April 12, 2024|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Summer Strategies|

Parents choose to send their children to summer school in order to combat the summer learning loss phenomenon. By the middle school years, students may lose 36% of their reading gains and 50% of math-related gains made during the year over the summer months, when they are out of school and not engaging in [...]

8 Apr, 2024

What to Look For on Private School Tours

2024-04-08T14:56:22-05:00Monday, April 8, 2024|Education Info, Learning Environment, Parents, Private School|

As the season for school tours approaches, families are getting ready to explore potential educational options for their children. It can be a daunting task, but with the right guidance, it can also be an exciting and informative experience. When visiting a school, there are several important factors to consider, from the facilities and [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

25 Mar, 2024

How to Make New Friends at School | 5 Tips For Success

2024-03-20T10:40:40-05:00Monday, March 25, 2024|Education Info, Learning Environment, Parents, Student Health|

Starting at a new school can be stressful for many new students. Making friends may seem intimidating with many students wondering how to make new friends at school. I want to share some strategies that are effective in meeting new people. 1. Ask For Directions Asking for directions around the school is a great [...]

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