6 Apr, 2020

Online Learning: The Benefits of Tenney School Live!

2020-06-02T14:58:23-05:00Monday, April 6, 2020|Education Info, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers, Uncategorized|

We anticipated a difficult transition to distance learning, but it turns out to be much better than we imagined. In just two weeks, the Tenney School has learned about the staff and students that make up this resilient institution. The obstacles that distance learning would create seemed to be bigger than the benefits, however that’s [...]

4 Apr, 2020

How to Support Your Gifted & Talented Child at Home

2020-06-02T14:50:56-05:00Saturday, April 4, 2020|Learning Strategies, Parents, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

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 [...]

13 Mar, 2020

How Much Is Student Anxiety on the Rise?

2020-05-29T15:47:20-05:00Friday, March 13, 2020|Parents, Private School, Student Health, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

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 [...]

10 Mar, 2020

Using Art to Generate Flow States and Enhance Learning

2020-05-29T15:39:12-05:00Tuesday, March 10, 2020|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

Many of us learn some kind of art when we're in school. This might be a visual art such as painting or photography or it could be learning an auditory art such as music or a tactile one such as pottery. We've all had that experience of getting so caught up in an activity that [...]

2 Mar, 2020

Build Confidence in Your Middle School Students

2020-05-29T15:33:40-05:00Monday, March 2, 2020|Learning Environment, Student Health, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

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 [...]

18 Feb, 2020

How To Address The Difficulties International Students Face In School

2020-02-18T07:20:21-06:00Tuesday, February 18, 2020|Education Info, International students, Tenney Subscribers|

It takes courage to leave one's home country and move to a new place and a new culture. This is especially true for young students. Finding a new school can be difficult, and often poses a daunting task for international students and their families. Thankfully, we at the Tenney School understand some of the difficulties [...]

10 Feb, 2020

What Is Dysgraphia And What Parents Need To Know

2020-02-07T18:14:24-06:00Monday, February 10, 2020|Learning Strategies, Parents, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

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 [...]

27 Jan, 2020

The Benefits of Small Class Sizes for Students

2020-01-25T08:44:38-06:00Monday, January 27, 2020|Learning Environment, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

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 [...]

20 Jan, 2020

Why Teacher-Talk Stifles Student Learning

2020-01-21T08:16:36-06:00Monday, January 20, 2020|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

Some teachers love to talk! It's great to have an enthusiastic, passionate teacher, but in the classroom, there needs to be a balance between talking and listening. Too much teacher-talk can actually harm a student's learning experience. Learn about the ways more talk leads to less learning. 1. Shortcuts Student Thinking When a teacher asks [...]

14 Jan, 2020

What Differentiated Instruction Means in the Classroom

2020-01-14T07:22:46-06:00Tuesday, January 14, 2020|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

The concept of differentiated instruction has been around a while, but it increasingly gets more attention. At The Tenney School, we take differentiated instruction to its foundation by creating an environment that places one student with one teacher. Learn more about what it means to have differentiated instruction in the classroom. Differentiated Instruction Defined Some [...]

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