Teachers

18 Jan, 2021

Why I’m a Public School Teacher But a Private School Parent

2021-01-14T14:16:31-06:00

I’m a public school teacher. I love my job. I love my students. I love my school! And I’m sending my kids to a private school anyway. I know this is going to sound hypocritical, but this is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made - as a parent and as a teacher. Yes, [...]

Why I’m a Public School Teacher But a Private School Parent2021-01-14T14:16:31-06:00
14 Jan, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 2: The Case For and Against the Zero

2021-01-14T12:17:05-06:00

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 2 is about the zero grade in school. The video covers why it might be a good or bad idea to use the zero to motivate students, and some possible alternatives in lieu of the zero. Click Here for [...]

TenneyTube Episode 2: The Case For and Against the Zero2021-01-14T12:17:05-06:00
7 Jan, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 1: Student Procrastination

2021-01-07T15:56:51-06:00

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 1 is about student procrastination signs, types, and what to do about it. Click Here for the Video. This video series is derived from the most common topics with parents and our most searched website content. The series will [...]

TenneyTube Episode 1: Student Procrastination2021-01-07T15:56:51-06:00
8 Dec, 2020

Student Study Skills or Giftedness, which is More Important?

2020-12-08T12:20:07-06:00

An overview: What is a student with "giftedness" (and why do we spend so much time trying to find them)? Nature, or nurture? These three simple words constitute a central question, one underpinning almost every field of cognitive science, anthropology, biology and even philosophy. It transcends constraint by nearly any discipline: hovering as a specter, [...]

Student Study Skills or Giftedness, which is More Important?2020-12-08T12:20:07-06:00
20 Nov, 2020

The Impact of High School Cheating

2020-11-20T13:18:28-06:00

Cheating is an ever-present struggle in high schools all across America. Even though it is easier to detect with digital learning and artificial intelligence, it is more common than you may realize.  Cheating on a test may not seem like much, but the truth is that it rarely stops there. Once a student finds him [...]

The Impact of High School Cheating2020-11-20T13:18:28-06:00
7 Oct, 2020

Personalized Learning: How a Custom Education Can Benefit Your Child

2020-10-07T17:26:06-05:00

Everything around us is customizable and we love it. This is the era of customization and due to our technology and the variety of options. We can customize everything from the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the television shows and books that pop up on our recommended list, and the podcasts we listen [...]

Personalized Learning: How a Custom Education Can Benefit Your Child2020-10-07T17:26:06-05:00
5 Oct, 2020

The Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) Model for Education

2020-10-05T06:51:40-05:00

There are two options regarding the 2020-2021 school year. The first is for learning to remain completely virtual. The second and most coveted option is for life to return to normal. There is nothing that parents, students, and teachers would love more than to be able to return to the classroom and continue their routines. [...]

The Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) Model for Education2020-10-05T06:51:40-05:00
14 Sep, 2020

Positive Student-Teacher Rapport Helps Students Overcome the Challenges of Online Learning

2020-09-14T08:55:35-05:00

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time for students and the teacher. It's also a critical time for a teacher to begin connecting positively with the students. Over time, the connection becomes stronger, and good student-teacher rapport is established. This year, with online learning playing a major role in education all over [...]

Positive Student-Teacher Rapport Helps Students Overcome the Challenges of Online Learning2020-09-14T08:55:35-05:00
18 Jun, 2020

Congratulations Mrs. Fonville: We Will Miss You!

2020-06-17T14:44:45-05:00

One of the sad things about ending the school year under quarantine is missing the opportunity to celebrate milestones. While we were able to have an online award ceremony, and an in-person commencement ceremony for the class of 2020, we were unable to celebrate a significant retirement.  After decades of teaching in San Antonio Independent [...]

Congratulations Mrs. Fonville: We Will Miss You!2020-06-17T14:44:45-05:00
17 Jun, 2020

Cause and Effect of Student Procrastination: Can Intimate Teaching Help

2021-01-08T13:42:34-06:00

Around 20% of adults are chronic procrastinators. Among students, procrastination can be serious because not keeping up with the flow of student work means that you fall behind. According to some experts, students most often procrastinate because they don’t see the relevance of the future project to things that are immediately relevant to them. Children often [...]

Cause and Effect of Student Procrastination: Can Intimate Teaching Help2021-01-08T13:42:34-06:00