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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 [...]

4 May, 2022

14 Pros and Cons of Graduating Early in Texas

2022-05-03T16:55:14-05:00Wednesday, May 4, 2022|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Private School|

Are you a student who is interested in graduating early in Texas? Graduating from high school early is possible with the help of your school counselor or your principal, who can help you plan. However, you may need to think about a few things about why you want to graduate early and what you plan [...]

28 Apr, 2022

How Traditional Curriculum Can Destroy Student Interest and Motivation

2022-05-03T09:15:56-05:00Thursday, April 28, 2022|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, Learning Strategies|

Teachers know that to make learning more interesting, they must make it relevant. As much as students complain about the traditional approach to education, a typical curriculum relies on the fact that they can easily identify with the topics. However, most traditional curricula fail to connect with students regarding personal interests and hobbies. It, indeed, [...]

28 Feb, 2022

The Importance of a Late Morning Start: Why Early Mornings Are Bad for Learners

2022-02-25T10:22:15-06:00Monday, February 28, 2022|Learning Environment|

Schools, across the nation, often start at incredibly early hours. It's not uncommon for elementary schools to start as early as 7:15 or 7:30 in the morning. Middle and high schools may start as early as 8:00. Those hours are far from ideal for most students. In fact, an early-morning start term can be incredibly [...]

24 Feb, 2022

10 Noteworthy Benefits of a Shorter School Day

2022-05-26T10:31:20-05:00Thursday, February 24, 2022|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies, Student Health|

Our individualized learning setup at the Tenney School allows us to offer more instruction in a shorter amount of time. Since students receive dedicated 1:1 teaching for all core subjects, they don't need to bother spending time on topics that aren't on their instructional level. Our general school hours run from 9 am - 2 [...]

10 Feb, 2022

Individualized Instruction: Metacognitive Skills Improve Learning and Studying Skills

2022-02-10T16:19:36-06:00Thursday, February 10, 2022|Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies|

If you're reading this post, you're likely aware of the concept of individualized instruction. Often, we think about this concept in terms of subject matter within a particular discipline. For example, a student in third grade may be working on fifth-grade level science skills but second-grade level math skills. Individualized instruction and a personalized learning [...]

19 Nov, 2021

Teaching Your Students About Time Management

2021-11-19T09:17:37-06:00Friday, November 19, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Parents, Teachers|

Many students find it challenging to manage their time well because they lack time management skills. This can lead to frustration, stress, and overwhelming feelings, especially when they cannot keep up with school demands that require proper time management. Both parents and teachers should teach their students about time management to help them plan well. Teaching [...]

16 Nov, 2021

Is 2022 the Year of the School “Do-Over?”

2021-12-08T07:23:59-06:00Tuesday, November 16, 2021|Education Info, Learning Environment, Private School, Student Health|

Many students are struggling as they move into the 2021/2022 school year. Coming on the heels of COVID-19, many students have found themselves faltering at the gates as they try to move into the school year. They may have poor grades due to a lack of comprehension, or they may still be struggling with a [...]

21 Oct, 2021

Rethinking Class Ranking and Long-Run Outcomes

2021-10-21T15:31:53-05:00Thursday, October 21, 2021|News|

Class rank is the method schools use to measure the academic achievements of students against their classmates. Schools evaluate class ranking every grading period, which could be a semester or a trimester. Class ranks are bound to go up or down, depending on a student's performance. The Benefits of Class Ranking Class ranks provide a [...]

30 Jul, 2021

How Knowing Your Learning Style Will Help You Succeed

2021-07-26T12:47:52-05:00Friday, July 30, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

Most people know that everyone learns in different ways, but did you know there are four distinct learning styles that are generally accepted as the way we learn? These learning styles can help you become a more effective student and understand how your brain works. The first step to knowing your own learning style is [...]

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