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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 [...]

7 Apr, 2022

There’s No Shame in Summer School Anymore as Students Embrace Self-Directed Learning

2022-04-07T07:01:03-05:00Thursday, April 7, 2022|Education Info, Summer Strategies|

Most people who are adults today associate the idea of summer school with remedial classes. It usually means someone has failed a class - or missed so much time that they have to make up several classes over the summer. It's the theme of several teen movies and summer school is always cast in a negative [...]

28 Jan, 2022

How to Handle a Sudden Plummet in Your Students’ Grades

2022-01-28T10:16:43-06:00Friday, January 28, 2022|Education Info, Parents, Private School, Student Health|

Some parents have experienced the gut-wrenching feeling that comes with believing their child is doing well in school only to discover that they are struggling, if not failing, in one or more subject areas. This might be shocking to any parent, particularly if their child is generally an above-average student. A rapid reduction in grades could [...]

11 Jan, 2022

The Summer Slide: What’s True and What’s Not

2022-01-10T10:23:48-06:00Tuesday, January 11, 2022|Education Info, Parents, Summer Strategies|

Learning loss has been a hot topic over the past couple of years. Parents have tried to determine what their students might have lost as a direct result of COVID-19. As a result, more parents are aware of the potential for a "summer slide". This is when students lose some of the learning they have [...]

10 May, 2021

What’s Your Plan to Avoid the Summer Slide?

2021-05-10T07:06:43-05:00Monday, May 10, 2021|Education Info, Summer Strategies|

Every year, many students suffer from the "summer slide", or learning loss over the summer months, when they aren't in school and aren't engaging in the activities they need to help keep their minds sharp. On average, students lose about a month's worth of school year learning over the course of the summer, and they [...]

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. [...]

2 Jun, 2020

3 Reasons for Summer School in 2020

2020-06-02T10:28:38-05:00Tuesday, June 2, 2020|Education Info, Summer Strategies, Tenney Subscribers|

We live in a different world today than we did just a few months ago.  The patterns and decisions of our lives has changed so dramatically, things we once thought were highly unlikely and unnecessary are now normal and wise.  For many students, 2020 may be the summer to consider summer school. I wanted to [...]

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 [...]

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