23 Aug, 2021

Can Video Games Boost Your Child’s Potential

2021-08-23T07:47:10-05:00Monday, August 23, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Student Health|

There's a lot of talk about how video games distract students from their work. Some people go as far as to say that teenagers should be kept away from gaming or have it strictly limited. What we don't talk about is the positive aspects of video games. In moderation, video gaming can, in fact, be good for [...]

30 Jul, 2021

How Knowing Your Learning Style Will Help You Succeed

2021-07-26T12:47:52-05:00Friday, July 30, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

Most people know that everyone learns in different ways, but did you know there are four distinct learning styles that are generally accepted as the way we learn? These learning styles can help you become a more effective student and understand how your brain works. The first step to knowing your own learning style is [...]

10 Jun, 2021

IEPs and 504 Plans: What Are the Differences?

2021-06-25T08:14:20-05:00Thursday, June 10, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Parents|

Every student has their own particular educational needs, but students with disabilities often have specialized needs. Fortunately, in the United States, two major federal laws ensure that these students receive these accommodations: Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans. These programs can help disabled students get their education in a way that's equitable and accessible. [...]

3 Apr, 2021

7 Benefits of One-on-One Tutoring

2021-04-03T08:46:23-05:00Saturday, April 3, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

Getting an education is an integral part of becoming a successful adult. Some students struggle with learning in a classroom and need to be taught a different way. This is where tutoring comes in. One-on-one tutoring can be beneficial in many ways. One-on-One Tutoring Is Less Distracting A classroom can be an incredibly distracting environment [...]

9 Jun, 2020

Gillian Lynne’s Story and the Advantages of Private Schools for Gifted Children

2021-08-09T16:31:26-05:00Tuesday, June 9, 2020|Education Info, Learning Environment, Private School|

We've all heard about the advantages of private schools—from the small class sizes to the higher academic standards. Even when it comes to extracurriculars, students from private schools appear to have an advantage over students from public schools. Plus, students in private schools get more personalized attention and are able to develop better as individuals. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

20 Dec, 2019

What Parents Need to Know About Dysgraphia

2019-12-20T08:01:54-06:00Friday, December 20, 2019|Learning Strategies, Parents, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

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 [...]

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