26 Oct, 2020

The Benefits of Private School Over Public School

2021-08-09T16:29:04-05:00Monday, October 26, 2020|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 student [...]

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 [...]

11 Nov, 2019

The Way It Is for International Students

2019-11-11T08:08:47-06:00Monday, November 11, 2019|Education Info, International students, Tenney Subscribers|

A significant number of students come to the United States every year to study in American schools. How well do they do? How does cultural shock affect them? What is the benefit to the American schools of international student attendance? According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (also known as the "Shanghai Ranking"), the [...]

21 Jun, 2019

Four Students Who Learn Better at a Smaller School

2019-06-21T14:34:03-05:00Friday, June 21, 2019|Learning Environment, Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

No two students exactly are the same. And it makes sense that different students learn better in different situations. At The Tenney School, we understand that "one size fits all" does not apply to education. For instance, many young people attend public school, where hundreds of students are crammed into one building. But a big [...]

15 Apr, 2019

Is Private School Really Better Than Your Local Public School?

2019-04-15T14:12:53-05:00Monday, April 15, 2019|Education Info, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

When you are thinking about where to send your child to school you may find yourself in the midst of an overwhelming task. Of course, you always want what is best for your child, but when local, Houston public schools are raising standards and offering more college readiness classes, is the cost of sending your [...]

26 Feb, 2019

Does Standardized Testing (STAAR) Help or Hurt Your Child?

2019-02-26T12:54:00-06:00Tuesday, February 26, 2019|Parents, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers, Testing Strategies|

Let's talk about standardized testing. This has been a hot topic in American education for years. Why the controversy? Standardized testing takes a good idea to an extreme that doesn't always result in good education. When the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) mandated standardized testing for all public school students, public educators were forced [...]

22 Feb, 2019

Five Reasons Why Private School Might Be the Best Choice for International Students

2019-02-22T12:03:33-06:00Friday, February 22, 2019|Education Info, International students, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

Moving to a new school can be an intimidating experience. But moving to a new school in a new culture trumps it all. Yet many international students are flooding American schools in search of quality education. We understand that choosing a school can be a difficult decision for the international student. So we would like [...]

5 Feb, 2019

Why Should I Give Private School a Chance? Why People Often Avoid Private Schools

2019-02-05T06:03:11-06:00Tuesday, February 5, 2019|Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

"Is private school or public school right for my child?" This is a huge question for any parent and one that deserves some thought. Many parents end up avoiding private schools without giving them a chance. Sending your child to public school is definitely the easier route. But sometimes the easiest is not always best. Here, we seek [...]

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