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26 Apr, 2024

Technology in Schools Calls for a Change in Learning

2024-04-26T09:27:50-05:00Friday, April 26, 2024|Learning Strategies, Parents, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

Before immediate access to answers on the internet, learning involved a certain amount of wonder and curiosity. Somebody's interest had to be piqued enough to want to seek out a person who would know the answer. Or maybe the answer would be found in a physical book in the library. Finding out information took [...]

18 Mar, 2024

The Benefits of Private School Over Public School

2024-03-08T07:45:44-06:00Monday, March 18, 2024|Learning Environment, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

Almost from their birth you begin to consider where your child will spend their school years. Knowing that their education is more than just filling their head with knowledge, you want to research all possible school routes. The school they attend will need to speak to them in their language, tap into how your [...]

15 Mar, 2024

Being Late to Class: It’s Not Cool!

2024-03-08T07:28:09-06:00Friday, March 15, 2024|Education Info, Parents, Punctuality, Tenney Subscribers|

In many schools, being late to class is seen as something of a token of coolness. Kids who are late are “edgy,” or they’re seen as being “too cool for school.” They clearly have larger concerns on their time and energy than making it to class just as the bell rings. Some students, in fact, [...]

11 Mar, 2024

5 Common Struggles of Gifted and Talented Students

2024-03-18T09:15:23-05:00Monday, March 11, 2024|Learning Environment, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

Gifted and talented students are often the envy of their peers and naturally succeed in an academic setting. However, these gifts are not without their pitfalls. Exceptional students need emotional and social support to make sure they take care of themselves as well as reach their maximum potential. These needs can sometimes fall through the [...]

19 Feb, 2024

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Year Round School

2024-02-15T09:04:38-06:00Monday, February 19, 2024|Learning Environment, Tenney Subscribers|

Throughout most of the country, school systems are setup to allow a long summer break. This is great for supporting summer programs and activities: camps, family vacations, and trips to the neighborhood pool, for example. On the other hand, many students find themselves showing a strong achievement decline throughout the summer months–and some lower-income students may [...]

9 Feb, 2024

Our 8 Favorite Myths About Private Schools

2024-02-07T11:36:34-06:00Friday, February 9, 2024|Learning Environment, Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

"Private school" can take on many different meanings based on someone's own personal background, experience, and beliefs. In this blog, we'll dispel some myths about private schools so you can base your decision on facts and not rumors. They're All Religious It's true that many private schools are associated with a particular religion. Catholic schools, [...]

15 Jan, 2024

What Qualifies a Child for the Gifted and Talented Program?

2024-01-11T11:44:57-06:00Monday, January 15, 2024|Customized Curriculum, Parents, Tenney Subscribers|

While most parents believe their child is gifted at something, most people don’t know if or how their child can be accepted into a Gifted and Talented (GT) program. Federal criteria for GT programs is somewhat fuzzy, making the issue even more confusing. Let’s take a closer look at the Gifted and Talented program [...]

9 Jan, 2024

6 Strategies to Help Students Who Struggle with Writing

2023-12-06T09:58:44-06:00Tuesday, January 9, 2024|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Parents, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

Teachers mention over and over again how this generation of students struggle with writing. While it's a frustrating challenge, in many cases, it's not their fault. These students have grown up in an age where long-form communication is rarely required. Most students value short communications--snaps, texts, and memes, for example--over longer-form discourse--and may not [...]

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