Learning Environment

2 Mar, 2020

Build Confidence in Your Middle School Students

2020-03-02T09:00:41-06:00

Middle school is a difficult period of growth and change for students. Not only are they experiencing changes in their body, but expectations in school are also changing. Students have recently grown out of their elementary school routines and are experiencing more responsibility. With more difficult content, kids may begin to struggle with their academic [...]

Build Confidence in Your Middle School Students2020-03-02T09:00:41-06:00
27 Jan, 2020

The Benefits of Small Class Sizes for Students

2020-01-25T08:44:38-06:00

We've all heard that small class sizes are good for the education of a child (or even an adult, if you're considering college students). When you look at the brochures for many private schools and colleges, small class size is always one of the things that they mention as one of their advantages over other [...]

The Benefits of Small Class Sizes for Students2020-01-25T08:44:38-06:00
27 Dec, 2019

Learning Discipline and Getting a Rounded Education

2020-01-02T08:43:56-06:00

At what point does a student leave school and join the real world? Is it when they get their first job? Is it when they leave high school for college? Is it when they leave college and get a full-time job? There's no way to pinpoint the exact point when you enter the "real world." [...]

Learning Discipline and Getting a Rounded Education2020-01-02T08:43:56-06:00
9 Dec, 2019

Thriving in Small Schools

2019-12-10T09:15:23-06:00

With so many educational choices available today, the controversy continues to grow on what type of school makes the most sense for any given individual student. The term 'small school' represents a relative term; however, most would define a small school as enrolling 400 students or fewer. Small schools may take the form of a [...]

Thriving in Small Schools2019-12-10T09:15:23-06:00
28 Oct, 2019

How Small Schools Can Help with Teen Anxiety and Depression

2019-10-26T11:46:41-05:00

Teen Anxiety and Depression Increasingly, children and teens of all ages struggle with anxiety and depression. It's still too early for research to verify for certain, but many professionals believe that the steadily increasing rate of teen anxiety and depression can be attributed to the increasing use of social media, smartphones, and the internet. If [...]

How Small Schools Can Help with Teen Anxiety and Depression2019-10-26T11:46:41-05:00
18 Oct, 2019

Gifted and Talented as a Disability

2019-10-18T08:39:26-05:00

In many settings, having special intellectual or creative abilities can be more of a disability than a gift. Most of the time, the governance of institutions is set to the pace of the vast majority of people in the high-density middle of the ability curve. Those people who make special demands on the system, in the [...]

Gifted and Talented as a Disability2019-10-18T08:39:26-05:00
7 Oct, 2019

What to Do if Your Child’s First Report Card Grades are Low

2019-10-04T15:05:25-05:00

First Report Card As a parent, the first report card is an important moment. This is your first glimpse into how your child is doing at school academically, and possibly on a personal level as well. For some families, unfortunately, this is also a time of dismay. Your child's first report card may show that [...]

What to Do if Your Child’s First Report Card Grades are Low2019-10-04T15:05:25-05:00
28 Aug, 2019

Competition vs. Achievement at a Small School

2019-08-28T13:00:05-05:00

There are many benefits to sending your child to a small school. First of all, this will guarantee that the child gets more personalized attention from the teachers. So if they need more help with something, they are likely to get it at a small school. On the other hand, if they're picking up something [...]

Competition vs. Achievement at a Small School2019-08-28T13:00:05-05:00
21 Jun, 2019

Four Students Who Learn Better at a Smaller School

2019-06-21T14:34:03-05:00

No two students exactly are the same. And it makes sense that different students learn better in different situations. At The Tenney School, we understand that "one size fits all" does not apply to education. For instance, many young people attend public school, where hundreds of students are crammed into one building. But a big [...]

Four Students Who Learn Better at a Smaller School2019-06-21T14:34:03-05:00