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19 Apr, 2023

One-on-One Instruction to Eliminate Boredom and Keep Your Child Engaged

2023-04-25T11:23:00-05:00Wednesday, April 19, 2023|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

Why is school boring? If you think about it, this is a common complaint. A lot of kids think that school is boring. That's why you hear about students skipping school. Or if they're not old enough to skip school, they're talking to other kids in class. Or they're staring out the window or [...]

1 Nov, 2022

The Great Debate: Is Homework Helpful or Harmful?

2022-11-07T10:17:40-06:00Tuesday, November 1, 2022|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

Is homework helpful? Is it harmful? Does it even matter? These questions have spurred debate in homes and schools worldwide, and they likely will until the end. In this article, we'll look at some of the main arguments made by both sides of the debate and see where they come from and how they can [...]

25 Oct, 2022

Five Ways to Help Your Shy Child Thrive (Without Forcing Them to Change)

2022-11-07T10:18:27-06:00Tuesday, October 25, 2022|Education Info, Student Health|

Have you ever heard a conversation go like this about your shy child: "Your kid is so quiet! She barely says a word." "Yeah, she's our introverted one. We're working on that. Come on, can't you say hello?" "Don't worry, I was a shy kid too. She'll grow out of it." It is not [...]

24 Aug, 2021

Help Your Children Take Ownership of Their Education

2021-08-23T07:48:13-05:00Tuesday, August 24, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

When children become independent learners, they help themselves navigate through their studies. Thus, they teach themselves skills they will actually use later in the workforce and learn how to be an independent adult. As a parent, you may wish to cast a magic spell that gives your child the ability to learn independently. It makes [...]

23 Aug, 2021

Can Video Games Boost Your Child’s Potential

2022-10-08T16:11:23-05:00Monday, 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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Apr, 2021

Fully Flexible Summer Courses

2021-04-05T14:39:30-05:00Monday, April 5, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Summer Strategies, Teachers|

Summer School may be just what your child needs to get back on track after a year of pandemic learning.  For 2021, we have decided to increase the flexibility for familes looking to enroll in sumemr courses: Course scheduling is flexible. Register for any 3 weeks to complete a semester course. Courses can be taken [...]

24 Mar, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 7: It’s Not Cool to Be Tardy

2021-03-24T14:51:59-05:00Wednesday, March 24, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 7 covers the impact of student tardies on the student, teacher, and overall operaion of the school. The video covers both the types of tardies: tardy to school & tardy to class. Click Here for the Video. This video [...]

2 Mar, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 6: How Long Should a Class Period Be?

2021-03-02T07:04:40-06:00Tuesday, March 2, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 6 asks the question: how long should a class period be?  The video covers the different bell schedules & class lengths, strengths of each, scenarios where one is better than others, and research on student attention. Click Here for [...]

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