26 May, 2021

Considering Private School Types: Which One Is Best for Your Child?

2021-05-28T15:36:12-05:00Wednesday, May 26, 2021|Education Info, Private School|

Elementary Public Schools in the United States started as a one-room schoolhouse and evolved into overcrowded classrooms. Only the wealthiest families could afford to send their children to private schools, which for the most part consisted of boarding schools. Public schools now offer more choices in the way of the Charter and Magnet options. But, today's [...]

20 Apr, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 9: Fight Summer Learning Loss

2021-04-20T07:40:28-05:00Tuesday, April 20, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Summer Strategies, Teachers|

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 9 is about summer learning loss or the summer slide. Students will lose some of the academic gains made over the course of the school year unless they have a plan to continue exercising their brain.  Students can use [...]

12 Apr, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 8: Credit Recovery

2021-04-12T07:22:38-05:00Monday, April 12, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Summer Strategies, Teachers|

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 8 is about credit recovery. In our expereince, it is almost always better for middle and high school students to develop a plan to recover credits over time than to repeat a grade. Students can use summer school, an [...]

22 Feb, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 5: Successful Classrooms Start with Student Questions

2021-06-08T14:23:03-05:00Monday, February 22, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 5 is about the importance of student questions to classroom success. The video covers some of the obstacles to student questions, like "over-talking" teachers and negative peer pressure, and some discussion of the importance of quiet and how the [...]

6 Feb, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 4: Gifted Student Challenges

2021-02-08T10:03:37-06:00Saturday, February 6, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 4 is about some of the common challenges encountered by "gifted and talented" students. The video covers unrealistic expectations, asynchronous development, and GT students with learning differences (or twice exceptional or "2e" students). Embedded within this discussion are suggestions [...]

24 Jan, 2021

TenneyTube Episode 3: Private School…Worth The Cost?

2021-01-25T07:05:48-06:00Sunday, January 24, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Teachers|

TenneyTube is a series of videos about common issues for middle and high school students. Episode 3 is about whether private schools are worth the cost. The video covers the basic differences between private and public schools, some factors to consider when making a school choice, and whether private school cost might be worth it [...]

8 Jul, 2020

Why Private School Is an Excellent Choice for Your Child

2020-07-08T07:53:47-05:00Wednesday, July 8, 2020|Learning Environment, Private School|

Choosing what school to send your child to can be a huge decision. You want to do what is best for them and what allows them to get the best education possible. While there are many great options available, choosing a private school is an excellent choice. There are so many benefits to enrolling your [...]

25 May, 2020

6 Facts You Need to Know About Private Schools

2020-06-01T08:34:27-05:00Monday, May 25, 2020|Education Info, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

The debate on the difference between public and private schools has been persistent for quite long. And for sure, although both are built on the same model and are fundamentally designed to play the same role, there are things that subtly set them apart. If you are a parent and are thinking of sending your [...]

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 [...]

9 Dec, 2019

Thriving in Small Schools

2019-12-10T09:15:23-06:00Monday, December 9, 2019|Education Info, Learning Environment, Parents, Private School, Tenney Subscribers|

With so many educational choices available today, the controversy continues to grow on what type of school makes the most sense for any given individual student. The term 'small school' represents a relative term; however, most would define a small school as enrolling 400 students or fewer. Small schools may take the form of a [...]

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