30 Jul, 2021

How Knowing Your Learning Style Will Help You Succeed

2021-07-26T12:47:52-05:00Friday, July 30, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

Most people know that everyone learns in different ways, but did you know there are four distinct learning styles that are generally accepted as the way we learn? These learning styles can help you become a more effective student and understand how your brain works. The first step to knowing your own learning style is [...]

28 Jul, 2021

What’s the Deal With Class Participation Grades?

2021-07-26T12:16:11-05:00Wednesday, July 28, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment|

Many teachers use class participation grades, which are seen as a way to encourage discussion and improve students' social skills. However, not everyone thinks class participation grades are a good idea. So, should teachers include class participation as part of a semester grade? Here are some thoughts to consider: Class Participation During Discussions Is Important [...]

26 Jul, 2021

Emerging Technologies in Education

2021-07-26T12:09:18-05:00Monday, July 26, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

2020 was a tough year for everyone. Both businesses and schools were affected. The COVID-19 pandemic led to changes in how businesses and educational institutions operate. The COVID-19 pandemic indeed led to innovations and technologies in the education sector. Here are some of the emerging technologies in education after the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Virtual Reality [...]

9 Jul, 2021

Why Are There Suddenly No More “Pre-AP” Courses?

2021-07-09T07:57:58-05:00Friday, July 9, 2021|Education Info, Testing Strategies|

The College Board controls the AP system, SAT, PSAT, and other programs offered for a fee to schools. However, the pandemic restrictions produced changes in the Advanced Placement (AP) course and exam system. These changes, as well as changing attitudes about the benefits and fairness of AP, are affecting how many schools make use of [...]

6 Jul, 2021

2021 STAAR Results Are in…and Texas Needs School Choice More Than Ever

2021-07-06T07:59:15-05:00Tuesday, July 6, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Private School|

In a year that has seen dramatic and frequent disruptions, few people were affected more deeply than school-age children. Beyond the pandemic's effects, uneven responses by schools have had a dramatic effect on academic performance. Private schools were, on average, better able to quickly adapt and adjust to provide adequate learning through the pandemic's limitations. [...]

1 Jul, 2021

What Does Academic Integrity Look Like After COVID-19?

2021-07-01T07:58:17-05:00Thursday, July 1, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic and likely lasting effect on all of us, but perhaps most enduringly on school-age children who may have missed the better part of a full year of schooling in some cases. Beyond gaps in learning, the shift to virtual classrooms has provided opportunities for chronic violations of academic [...]

22 Jun, 2021

The Role of the GPA Arms Race in College Admissions

2021-06-22T07:31:00-05:00Tuesday, June 22, 2021|Education Info|

Traditionally, students have been ranked on a 4.0 scale, also referred to as an unweighted scale. Of late, many new ways of scoring a student's GPA have come up. One is the weighted 5.0 scale. This one makes a certain amount of sense because it takes the difficulty of the student's classes into account. However, [...]

10 Jun, 2021

IEPs and 504 Plans: What Are the Differences?

2021-06-25T08:14:20-05:00Thursday, June 10, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Parents|

Every student has their own particular educational needs, but students with disabilities often have specialized needs. Fortunately, in the United States, two major federal laws ensure that these students receive these accommodations: Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans. These programs can help disabled students get their education in a way that's equitable and accessible. [...]

27 May, 2021

Congratulations Tenney Class of 2021!

2021-05-28T15:35:19-05:00Thursday, May 27, 2021|Education Info, Events, News, Private School|

We would like to congratulate The Tenney School class of 2021! You have persevered through the most trying senior year in memory, and done so with enthusiasm and espirit de corp.  Here are the schools which will be grateful to have you next year: Baylor University (3) Colorado State University (2) Houston Baptist University Incarnate [...]

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