10 Jun, 2020

Secretly Educational Uses of Screen Time


With many schools recently adopting an online version of their classes, the internet has never before been such a perfect tool for educating young minds. Sometimes, though, children and teens can become tired of structured learning and long for some mindless screen time. If you're wanting to give your child a little bit of a [...]

Secretly Educational Uses of Screen Time2020-06-09T13:14:58-05:00
1 Jun, 2020

Fun Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide


The Summer Slide sounds like something cool at the park. However, this is one piece of playground equipment your kids should avoid over the break. Also known as The Summer Slump or The Summer Learning Loss, research on this phenomenon has shown that students can forget up to a month's worth of knowledge gained throughout [...]

Fun Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide2020-06-02T07:52:00-05:00
28 Apr, 2020

Five Ways to Make Online Learning Successful


Our world has changed drastically, just in the past few months. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, school after school is transitioning to online learning. Students and teachers alike are taking concern for each other's safety and finding ways to continue learning via online platforms. Although there have been bumps in the road, the functionality of [...]

Five Ways to Make Online Learning Successful2020-06-02T15:06:09-05:00
4 Apr, 2020

How to Support Your Gifted & Talented Child at Home


Every parent of a GT child is proud, but Gifted & Talented is more than just a title of achievement. GT and AP (advanced placement) are separate entities. It means your child is more creative than others and, thus, more likely to excel in non-standard ways. Your child may be better at problem-solving with outside-the-box [...]

How to Support Your Gifted & Talented Child at Home2020-06-02T14:50:56-05:00
27 Mar, 2020

Why Online Learning Works (Especially at the Tenney School)


The transition from classroom learning to online learning can be a difficult one. Sometimes both students and teachers are facing a lot of uncertainty. They are unsure how this new method of doing things will work. However, at The Tenney School, we have found that online learning is both possible and beneficial! We are able [...]

Why Online Learning Works (Especially at the Tenney School)2020-06-02T14:45:54-05:00
13 Mar, 2020

How Much Is Student Anxiety on the Rise?


In some cultures where educational advancement ties to big examinations, student anxiety is very high, more often leading to suicide and other dramatic emotional outcomes. The situation is serious among students in the United States as well. "The Mental Health Tsunami" An article from the National Educational Association (NEA) quotes a kindergarten teacher as finding [...]

How Much Is Student Anxiety on the Rise?2020-05-29T15:47:20-05:00
10 Feb, 2020

What Is Dysgraphia And What Parents Need To Know


Dyslexia and dysgraphia began as classic neurological syndromes identified in the 1890s by Joseph Jules Dejerine, a French neurologist. From the standpoint of classical neurology, these conditions were seen as a profound inability to communicate, dyslexia referring to speech and dysgraphia referring to writing. Looking at the diagnosis from a medical standpoint from the perspective [...]

What Is Dysgraphia And What Parents Need To Know2020-02-07T18:14:24-06:00
8 Jan, 2020

How to Talk to Your Child About Being Gifted & Talented


There is a difference between identifying a gifted & talent child and tracking them into a GT program. One of the most important steps is to talk to your child about what it means to be gifted & talented and how that will impact their life. As a parent, you are probably both proud and [...]

How to Talk to Your Child About Being Gifted & Talented2020-01-08T13:53:07-06:00
20 Dec, 2019

What Parents Need to Know About Dysgraphia


Most parents have heard of dyslexia before, but how many know what dysgraphia is? The word "dysgraphia" is composed of two Greek words: "dys," meaning difficult, and "graphia," meaning writing. From that, we get difficult writing, messy writing, or incomprehensible writing. Dysgraphia is becoming a common diagnosis among students, so it helps to understand the [...]

What Parents Need to Know About Dysgraphia2019-12-20T08:01:54-06:00
9 Dec, 2019

Thriving in Small Schools


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