24 Aug, 2020

Five Facts That Make Eleventh Grade Extremely Significant

2020-08-24T09:53:33-05:00Monday, August 24, 2020|Education Info, Private School, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

Is there a specific year in a student's education that seems like a throwaway year? Or is there one grade that seems more important than the others? This has been a topic of discussion for educators, parents, and students alike. And we at The Tenney School have identified a trend. Sadly, many students and their parents view [...]

2 May, 2020

Education 2020: Our Moonshot Moment

2020-06-04T16:14:54-05:00Saturday, May 2, 2020|Education Info, Learning Strategies, Private School, Teachers|

In a recent Radiolab podcast, they pondered the question of what American objects would you preserve in the face of a cataclysmic event. While there was a great deal of disagreement on the topic, there was one accomplishment most people agreed should be preserved. Our trip to the moon. You can see why this would [...]

27 Apr, 2020

Handling the Impact of Today’s Crisis on Student Anxiety

2020-06-02T15:03:19-05:00Monday, April 27, 2020|Customized Curriculum, Education Info, Learning Environment, Learning Strategies, Private School, Student Health|

Somewhere between February and April, everyone's lifestyles changed drastically. COVID-19 has sent everybody home for the foreseeable in order to control the spread of the virus. On one hand, we have never been better-equipped for this kind of pandemic. Mobile devices and wifi, communication and learning platforms, cloud-shared documents, and video streaming: we're great at [...]

13 Mar, 2020

How Much Is Student Anxiety on the Rise?

2020-05-29T15:47:20-05:00Friday, March 13, 2020|Parents, Private School, Student Health, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

In some cultures where educational advancement ties to big examinations, student anxiety is very high, more often leading to suicide and other dramatic emotional outcomes. The situation is serious among students in the United States as well. "The Mental Health Tsunami" An article from the National Educational Association (NEA) quotes a kindergarten teacher as finding [...]

2 Mar, 2020

Build Confidence in Your Middle School Students

2020-05-29T15:33:40-05:00Monday, March 2, 2020|Learning Environment, Student Health, Teachers, Tenney Subscribers|

Middle school is a difficult period of growth and change for students. Not only are they experiencing changes in their body, but expectations in school are also changing. Students have recently grown out of their elementary school routines and are experiencing more responsibility. With more difficult content, kids may begin to struggle with their academic [...]

12 Feb, 2019

Student Anxiety on the Rise: What You Need to Know

2019-02-12T13:07:33-06:00Tuesday, February 12, 2019|Parents, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

The teen years are a difficult period of transition for most people, even in the best of circumstances. Moodiness, emotional reactions to peer conflicts, and struggles with physical changes while growing are all typical and expected conditions of being a teen. However, today's teens are dealing with something that goes beyond normal teenage issues, and [...]

15 Jan, 2019

Is it Okay to Let Your Child Fail a Test?

2019-01-15T07:44:07-06:00Tuesday, January 15, 2019|Learning Strategies, Parents|

Today's educational world has parents more involved than they ever have been before. For one thing, the pressure to know what's going on with their children's grades has gotten much more intense. There's a sense that every class (even in elementary and middle school) is a make-or-break moment that could prevent the child from progressing [...]

13 Nov, 2018

4 Reasons You May Regret Getting Your Child Tested for a Learning Disability

2018-11-08T09:02:14-06:00Tuesday, November 13, 2018|Parents, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

"Mom, I just can't do it!" "I can't figure this out no matter how hard I try." "It's just too hard!" If your child is struggling in school, chances are, you've heard several of these statements--and as a parent, you want to help your student as much as possible. If your child continues to struggle, [...]

5 Oct, 2018

Protecting Your Children: What You Need to Know About Vaping

2018-10-05T14:03:50-05:00Friday, October 5, 2018|Parents, Student Health, Tenney Subscribers|

Are you young enough to remember what it was like to be a teenager?  If you do, you also remember that you were excited about your future, probably worked hard in school to make that dream a reality, and probably did some things you now wish you could take back—like engaging in one or more [...]

28 Sep, 2018

How Lawnmower Parents Impair Student Academics

2018-09-28T10:39:08-05:00Friday, September 28, 2018|Parents, Tenney Subscribers|

You've heard of the "helicopter parents." These are the ones who hover over their little bundle of joy long past the age when they need that level of supervision. Helicopter parents are often ridiculed for being overprotective and too cautious, not giving their children space to grow and find their own footing in a complex [...]

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