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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 [...]

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 [...]

12 Apr, 2022

4 Key Note Taking Strategies That Can Help in High School and Beyond

2022-04-12T07:24:48-05:00Tuesday, April 12, 2022|Education Info, Learning Strategies|

The average class has about thirty minutes to an hour of lectures in high school per day. Aside from that, students are expected to read and study from the textbook for at least a few days before being tested on what they have learned in class, meaning that students rarely get enough time to sit down [...]

4 Feb, 2021

Should You Consider Summer School for Your Child?

2021-02-04T13:36:14-06:00Thursday, February 4, 2021|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 learning-related activities. [...]

8 Jan, 2021

How One-on-One Teachers Help Children With ADD or ADHD to Enjoy Learning

2021-01-08T16:03:47-06:00Friday, January 8, 2021|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Student Health|

For children with the common ADD or ADHD diagnosis, school is a gauntlet of challenges. Even the most earnest and well-behaved ADHD child struggles to hold still through an entire lesson. Children with ADD are often social and love their school friends, but are often told that their natural energy is a classroom distraction. As [...]

8 Dec, 2020

Student Study Skills or Giftedness, which is More Important?

2020-12-08T12:20:07-06:00Tuesday, December 8, 2020|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Parents, Teachers|

An overview: What is a student with "giftedness" (and why do we spend so much time trying to find them)? Nature, or nurture? These three simple words constitute a central question, one underpinning almost every field of cognitive science, anthropology, biology and even philosophy. It transcends constraint by nearly any discipline: hovering as a specter, [...]

20 Jul, 2020

The Long Term Impact of a Year Without Learning

2020-07-20T06:42:28-05:00Monday, July 20, 2020|Learning Environment, News, Student Health|

With the 2020-21 school year just around the corner, educators are scrambling to figure out a plan that will work to safely and effectively teach children during the COVID-19 crisis. When the pandemic hit in Spring 2020, schools closed and teachers began to experiment with remote learning. Because this is an unprecedented occurrence in our [...]

27 Mar, 2020

Why Online Learning Works (Especially at the Tenney School)

2020-06-02T14:45:54-05:00Friday, March 27, 2020|Learning Strategies, Parents, Private School, Summer Strategies, Teachers|

The transition from classroom learning to online learning can be a difficult one. Sometimes both students and teachers are facing a lot of uncertainty. They are unsure how this new method of doing things will work. However, at The Tenney School, we have found that online learning is both possible and beneficial! We are able [...]

10 Mar, 2020

Using Art to Generate Flow States and Enhance Learning

2020-05-29T15:39:12-05:00Tuesday, March 10, 2020|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

Many of us learn some kind of art when we're in school. This might be a visual art such as painting or photography or it could be learning an auditory art such as music or a tactile one such as pottery. We've all had that experience of getting so caught up in an activity that [...]

20 Dec, 2019

What Parents Need to Know About Dysgraphia

2019-12-20T08:01:54-06:00Friday, December 20, 2019|Learning Strategies, Parents, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

Most parents have heard of dyslexia before, but how many know what dysgraphia is? The word "dysgraphia" is composed of two Greek words: "dys," meaning difficult, and "graphia," meaning writing. From that, we get difficult writing, messy writing, or incomprehensible writing. Dysgraphia is becoming a common diagnosis among students, so it helps to understand the [...]

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