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 [...]

9 Apr, 2021

The High-Risk Status of High-Achieving Students

2021-04-09T17:09:54-05:00Friday, April 9, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Private School|

Aiming high is a priority for many families that want to secure a future for their children, and some try to get their foot in the door in high-ranking schools as early as possible. Such schools are difficult to get into and even more difficult to pass. So not all are going to get in [...]

5 Apr, 2021

Fully Flexible Summer Courses

2021-04-05T14:39:30-05:00Monday, April 5, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Summer Strategies, Teachers|

Summer School may be just what your child needs to get back on track after a year of pandemic learning.  For 2021, we have decided to increase the flexibility for familes looking to enroll in sumemr courses: Course scheduling is flexible. Register for any 3 weeks to complete a semester course. Courses can be taken [...]

3 Apr, 2021

7 Benefits of One-on-One Tutoring

2021-04-03T08:46:23-05:00Saturday, April 3, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

Getting an education is an integral part of becoming a successful adult. Some students struggle with learning in a classroom and need to be taught a different way. This is where tutoring comes in. One-on-one tutoring can be beneficial in many ways. One-on-One Tutoring Is Less Distracting A classroom can be an incredibly distracting environment [...]

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