Learning Environment

14 Jul, 2022

The Tenney Difference: The Power of One

2022-07-08T07:20:17-05:00Thursday, July 14, 2022|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

The most powerful tool you can give your child is the gift of an education. Unfortunately, not all educational opportunities are created equally. Thus, it is essential that you research to make a decision based on the best options for your child. After all, it is the single biggest decision that will impact their future [...]

12 Jul, 2022

3 Healthy Ways of Using Technology to Enhance Education

2022-07-08T07:17:39-05:00Tuesday, July 12, 2022|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 have several positive [...]

24 Jun, 2022

Grade Skipping: 5 Reasons Your Child Shouldn’t Skip a School Grade

2022-06-22T08:07:16-05:00Friday, June 24, 2022|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies, Parents, Transition Between Schools|

"Is grade skipping the best option for my child?" As a parent of a smart kid, this thought might have crossed your mind. Before making a decision, it's important to weigh the pros and cons and have an in-depth discussion with your child's teacher. Consider your child's viewpoints as well. If they are anxious about [...]

22 Jun, 2022

3 Scientifically Proven Developmental Benefits of One-on-One Instruction

2022-06-22T08:01:24-05:00Wednesday, June 22, 2022|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

Most parents want what's best for their children, and many go above and beyond to provide them with opportunities to excel. One such opportunity is one-on-one instruction, which has been shown to have developmental benefits. In this blog post, we'll explore the scientific evidence for the benefits of one-on-one instruction. The American Psychological Association The [...]

16 Jun, 2022

7 Long-Term Effects on Students Who Learn Faster Than the Rest of the Class

2022-06-16T10:48:55-05:00Thursday, June 16, 2022|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

It can be frustrating for a student who falls into the "learning faster than the rest of the class" category. Such students are often bored in class and often feel like they're not learning as much as their peers. Unfortunately, this feeling can have some long-term consequences. In this post, we'll explore seven of the [...]

31 May, 2022

When It Comes to Math, It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Whole Group Instruction

2022-05-31T07:46:41-05:00Tuesday, May 31, 2022|Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

For some people, the very mention of the word "math" fills them with anxiety. Even though math is a necessary skill that is used throughout life, many adults feel frustrated and anxious when presented with a situation that calls for mathematical reasoning. In fact, there is even a term for this fear -- "math anxiety"-- [...]

7 May, 2022

Does Individualized Instruction Hamper Social Development?

2022-05-09T07:52:14-05:00Saturday, May 7, 2022|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

Educators face a difficult task in meeting the diverse requirements of children. It does require more planning and monitoring of student progress, but the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. Individualized instruction helps children become active and effective learners, preparing them for a lifetime of learning in an ever-changing world. With children's varying aptitudes, personalized education [...]

28 Feb, 2022

The Importance of a Late Morning Start: Why Early Mornings Are Bad for Learners

2022-02-25T10:22:15-06:00Monday, February 28, 2022|Learning Environment|

Schools, across the nation, often start at incredibly early hours. It's not uncommon for elementary schools to start as early as 7:15 or 7:30 in the morning. Middle and high schools may start as early as 8:00. Those hours are far from ideal for most students. In fact, an early-morning start term can be incredibly [...]

24 Feb, 2022

10 Noteworthy Benefits of a Shorter School Day

2022-05-26T10:31:20-05:00Thursday, February 24, 2022|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies, Student Health|

Our individualized learning setup at the Tenney School allows us to offer more instruction in a shorter amount of time. Since students receive dedicated 1:1 teaching for all core subjects, they don't need to bother spending time on topics that aren't on their instructional level. Our general school hours run from 9 am - 2 [...]

16 Feb, 2022

What to Do If You Live Near a Great Elementary School But a Poor Middle School District

2022-02-16T07:28:24-06:00Wednesday, February 16, 2022|Education Info, Learning Environment, Private School|

Choosing the appropriate school for your child can have a huge impact on his or her academic achievement. The good news is that there are numerous educational options available nowadays, from homeschooling, online schools, charter schools, and private schools, in addition to the public school down the street. These options can be overwhelming and one [...]

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