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Learning strategies

26 Apr, 2024

Technology in Schools Calls for a Change in Learning

2024-04-26T09:27:50-05:00Friday, April 26, 2024|Learning Strategies, Parents, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

Before immediate access to answers on the internet, learning involved a certain amount of wonder and curiosity. Somebody's interest had to be piqued enough to want to seek out a person who would know the answer. Or maybe the answer would be found in a physical book in the library. Finding out information took [...]

12 Apr, 2024

Should You Consider Summer School for Your Child?

2024-04-09T12:02:53-05:00Friday, April 12, 2024|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Summer Strategies|

Parents choose to send their children to summer school in order to combat the summer learning loss phenomenon. By the middle school years, students may lose 36% of their reading gains and 50% of math-related gains made during the year over the summer months, when they are out of school and not engaging in [...]

4 Mar, 2024

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

2024-02-29T10:19:29-06:00Monday, March 4, 2024|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 [...]

26 Feb, 2024

6 Effective Ways Teachers Can Close the Achievement Gap in the Classroom

2024-02-20T09:31:18-06:00Monday, February 26, 2024|Education Info, Teachers|

The achievement gap, or the disparity in academic performance between various students, is an important educational issue. Students from low-income and marginalized backgrounds, as well as those with learning disabilities, frequently fall behind their peers. It is feasible to reduce the achievement gap and guarantee that all kids receive the education they deserve with [...]

20 Feb, 2024

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

2024-02-20T09:06:15-06:00Tuesday, February 20, 2024|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 [...]

16 Feb, 2024

The Pros and Cons of Using Discord in the Classroom

2024-02-15T08:57:56-06:00Friday, February 16, 2024|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

Technology has impacted the way students learn and interact with each other in the classroom. The traditional in-person experience has been replaced by online learning, which has opened up a world of opportunities for teachers and students alike. One such platform gaining traction in the classroom is Discord, a chatroom-style program that can be used [...]

23 Jan, 2024

The Great Debate: Is Homework Helpful or Harmful?

2024-01-23T09:21:38-06:00Tuesday, January 23, 2024|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 [...]

9 Jan, 2024

6 Strategies to Help Students Who Struggle with Writing

2023-12-06T09:58:44-06:00Tuesday, January 9, 2024|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Parents, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

Teachers mention over and over again how this generation of students struggle with writing. While it's a frustrating challenge, in many cases, it's not their fault. These students have grown up in an age where long-form communication is rarely required. Most students value short communications--snaps, texts, and memes, for example--over longer-form discourse--and may not [...]

8 Aug, 2023

Get Your Child Ready to Learn: Back to School Tips for Parents of Middle and High Schoolers

2023-08-08T08:14:56-05:00Tuesday, August 8, 2023|Learning Strategies|

Even if they're hesitant to admit it, parents and students alike are excited for back-to-school time. Although everyone will surely miss the summer weather and fun, there are so many things to look forward to, with the new year beginning. To make the transition a little bit easier for your student, here are some back-to-school tips [...]

27 Jun, 2023

5 Effective Strategies to Ease Homework Stress

2023-06-29T09:58:57-05:00Tuesday, June 27, 2023|Education Info, Student Health|

High school students spend an average of 4-5 hours per week on homework. Students in higher-level classes often deal with greater homework loads. Even in elementary and middle school, students may find themselves dealing with nightly homework, projects, and other assignments that have to be completed outside school hours. High amounts of homework, especially if the [...]

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