Learning strategies

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 [...]

18 Oct, 2022

Five Ways Tutoring Promotes Academic Success

2022-11-07T10:19:37-06:00Tuesday, October 18, 2022|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

Academic tutoring for students often connects to failure in the minds of many parents and even teachers. "This student is dropping behind, so they need tutoring." "Your child failed the class, have you considered getting a summer tutor?" At The Tenney School, however, we believe that comments like these undermine the true value of [...]

30 Aug, 2022

Ways of Thinking vs. Knowledge: What Are Your Child’s Current Courses Teaching Them?

2022-08-30T08:53:17-05:00Tuesday, August 30, 2022|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

It is essential to ask teachers about the best and most important skills students should be taught at school. Although most school leaders, teachers, and educators have different goals, critical thinking skills are preferable for modern learners. Critical thinking is a blend between knowledge and experience, which helps your student understand the facts and [...]

26 Jul, 2022

3 Key Times When Different Learning and Developmental Timelines Impact Students Most

2022-08-10T11:12:09-05:00Tuesday, July 26, 2022|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

As parents, we often wonder what age our children should be before they start learning certain things. We want to make sure we're not pushing them too hard, or not giving them enough opportunities to learn and grow. Developmental ages can be a tricky thing to navigate, but luckily there are some tried and true [...]

14 Jul, 2022

The Tenney Difference: The Power of One

2022-07-08T07:20:17-05:00Thursday, July 14, 2022|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

The most powerful tool you can give your child is the gift of an education. Unfortunately, not all educational opportunities are created equally. Thus, it is essential that you research to make a decision based on the best options for your child. After all, it is the single biggest decision that will impact their future [...]

24 Jun, 2022

Grade Skipping: 5 Reasons Your Child Shouldn’t Skip a School Grade

2022-06-22T08:07:16-05:00Friday, June 24, 2022|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies, Parents, Transition Between Schools|

"Is grade skipping the best option for my child?" As a parent of a smart kid, this thought might have crossed your mind. Before making a decision, it's important to weigh the pros and cons and have an in-depth discussion with your child's teacher. Consider your child's viewpoints as well. If they are anxious about [...]

16 Jun, 2022

7 Long-Term Effects on Students Who Learn Faster Than the Rest of the Class

2022-06-16T10:48:55-05:00Thursday, June 16, 2022|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

It can be frustrating for a student who falls into the "learning faster than the rest of the class" category. Such students are often bored in class and often feel like they're not learning as much as their peers. Unfortunately, this feeling can have some long-term consequences. In this post, we'll explore seven of the [...]

2 Jun, 2022

Five Reasons You Should Consider Summer School

2022-06-02T07:14:23-05:00Thursday, June 2, 2022|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Private School, Summer Strategies|

Unfortunately, summer school has a negative connotation when it comes to attendance. After all, most people attended in the past if they failed their classes, so they didn't have to retake a school year. However, this school no longer carries the shame it did in the past. Here are five reasons why you don't need [...]

31 May, 2022

When It Comes to Math, It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Whole Group Instruction

2022-05-31T07:46:41-05:00Tuesday, May 31, 2022|Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

For some people, the very mention of the word "math" fills them with anxiety. Even though math is a necessary skill that is used throughout life, many adults feel frustrated and anxious when presented with a situation that calls for mathematical reasoning. In fact, there is even a term for this fear -- "math anxiety"-- [...]

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