28 Jul, 2021

What’s the Deal With Class Participation Grades?

2021-07-26T12:16:11-05:00Wednesday, July 28, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment|

Many teachers use class participation grades, which are seen as a way to encourage discussion and improve students' social skills. However, not everyone thinks class participation grades are a good idea. So, should teachers include class participation as part of a semester grade? Here are some thoughts to consider: Class Participation During Discussions Is Important [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

25 Nov, 2019

Why Parents Choose Personalized Learning Programs for Their Children

2019-11-27T15:57:54-06:00Monday, November 25, 2019|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Parents, Tenney Subscribers|

As a parent, you try to make the best possible decisions for your children to help them grow and succeed. Just as you encourage your child to stay physically fit and eat healthily so their bodies will grow strong, you also want to make choices that will help their minds grow strong. Choosing the right [...]

4 Nov, 2019

5 Things Your Child Gains from One-on-One Learning

2019-11-04T11:07:26-06:00Monday, November 4, 2019|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

One-on-one learning is among the most powerful techniques in an educator's toolbox for helping students learn and grow. Rather than asking students to follow along as one in a class of dozens, here at The Tenney School, students enjoy one-on-one learning time with their teacher. Personalized 1:1 learning provides a much deeper relationship with knowledge, [...]

2 Aug, 2019

Back to School Season: Is Your Child Enrolled in the Right School?

2019-08-02T08:50:48-05:00Friday, August 2, 2019|Education Info, Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers, Transition Between Schools|

Back to school season is just around the corner. You may already have started school supply shopping, picking up notebooks, pencils, and crayons. As you're setting up for the back to school season, however, there are more important decisions to make than what color your child's backpack should be. First, look for these signs that [...]

29 Jul, 2019

International Students Can Overcome Challenges at a Private School

2019-07-29T09:22:03-05:00Monday, July 29, 2019|International students, Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

When international students come to the United States to study, they get a high-quality education, especially if they go to a private school. The problem, however, lies in cultural adjustment. Even if they come from an English-speaking country, they may speak with a different accent. This makes them feel different as compared to the student [...]

21 Dec, 2018

The Problem with Competition-Based Learning

2018-12-21T07:36:51-06:00Friday, December 21, 2018|Learning Strategies, Parents, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

In many instances, teachers want students to compete: for great grades; on projects; to be the "best" in the classroom. Many of the schools often considered to be the "best" drive students to higher levels of academic success through competition-based learning. Students are trying to do better, achieve better, top their classmates. As a result, [...]

26 Oct, 2018

Is a Private School Right for our Family?

2018-10-26T09:40:51-05:00Friday, October 26, 2018|Education Info, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

As the summer is wrapping up, you may be thinking about the school year looming in the near future. The thought of the children heading back to school may fill you with excitement or trepidation depending on how satisfied you are with their school experience. The school years are some of the most important, yet [...]

28 Sep, 2018

Tailored Learning: Improving Your Child’s Academic Success

2018-09-28T10:30:12-05:00Friday, September 28, 2018|Customized Curriculum, Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

You want your child to excel in all areas of school. Not only can their grades have a big impact on their ability go to college, acquire scholarships, and get the future job they've always wanted, you want them to have the kind of success that will help propel them to take on future challenges. [...]

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