25 Sep, 2021

Five Ways to Help Students Overcome Test Anxiety

2021-09-25T08:05:39-05:00Saturday, September 25, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Testing Strategies|

Students face immense pressure when it comes to taking exams, making test anxiety a very real battle. Sadly, much of this pressure comes from adults like teachers and parents who want to see their students get college invitations, scholarships, and high-paying jobs. Here at The Tenney School, however, we believe it is time to change this [...]

18 Aug, 2021

The 4 Critical Things Your Child Really Needs to Start the School Year Right

2021-08-18T06:49:42-05:00Wednesday, August 18, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

The beginning of the school year is one of the most important times of the year. Those initial days can set your child up for success and prepare them to address the challenges ahead of them. Alternatively, they can leave them in a downward spiral that will make it difficult for them to meet their [...]

9 Aug, 2021

5 Tips for Getting Your Child Ready for Middle School

2021-08-09T07:44:00-05:00Monday, August 9, 2021|Learning Environment|

The transition from elementary to middle school can be incredibly overwhelming for your child. It can invoke a wealth of emotions, from anxiety over meeting new teachers and students to excitement over purchasing new clothing and supplies. Additionally, they have to deal with increased homework, the responsibility to navigate from one class to the next [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

22 Apr, 2021

The Finals: 9 Study Tips for Students

2021-04-21T07:45:51-05:00Thursday, April 22, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies, Testing Strategies|

Every student will tell you the most challenging aspect of learning is the big-semester-end papers or final exams. You have to juggle between studying, remembering, and keeping yourself organized before and during the exams. Therefore, it is perfectly normal to get worried about the finals. Even cool, calm, and collected students get stressed out by [...]

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 [...]

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