Monthly Archives: December 2016

27 Dec, 2016

Mean Girls: Working Past Female Bullies

2017-05-18T17:39:11-05:00

Bullying is a serious problem in many schools--and it's not just the traditionally masculine bullying you often think about, where the victim is shoved in a locker or threatened for their lunch money. Girl bullying, in particular, tends to be made up of words, rather than physical actions. With the increase in social media use [...]

Mean Girls: Working Past Female Bullies2017-05-18T17:39:11-05:00
22 Dec, 2016

Happy Holidays from The Tenney School

2016-12-22T12:53:40-05:00

We would like to wish all our students, teacher, parents and associates a brilliant holiday season.  As we reflect on 2016, we can say with confidence we have been blessed to serve with and alongside you this year.  Thanks for a great 2016, and we wish you all the best in 2017. The Tenney School

Happy Holidays from The Tenney School2016-12-22T12:53:40-05:00
21 Dec, 2016

Is Your Child Ready for College Temptation?

2017-05-18T17:39:11-05:00

For most students, going away to college is that first taste of complete freedom. In college, your teen has to make responsible decisions on their own, taking care of both their personal and scholastic needs without parental oversight for the first time. That freedom makes college the best years of many people's lives. It's also [...]

Is Your Child Ready for College Temptation?2017-05-18T17:39:11-05:00
14 Dec, 2016

How Independent Schools Expand Upon Your Family’s Values

2017-05-18T17:39:11-05:00

School is a place for children to learn and grow into responsible adults. It is where our children spend much of their time, and where they will establish their own ideals and beliefs. Unfortunately, many parents are finding that their current school situation is not living up to their expectations in these areas. Too many [...]

How Independent Schools Expand Upon Your Family’s Values2017-05-18T17:39:11-05:00
12 Dec, 2016

Are Physical or Digital Textbooks More Effective Tools?

2017-05-18T17:39:12-05:00

Choosing textbooks for students offers an interesting question for many school districts. The rise of the e-reader, alongside initiatives to put laptops and tablets in many classrooms, has led to many schools that rely on digital textbooks in order to provide students with access to critical information. In many cases, however, this hasn't turned out [...]

Are Physical or Digital Textbooks More Effective Tools?2017-05-18T17:39:12-05:00
7 Dec, 2016

Why is a Finnish Education Better? It’s All About Teachers

2017-05-18T17:39:12-05:00

Since the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results came out, all the buzz has been about how well Finnish students performed.  The PISA is given to 15-year-old students to assess their ability in math, reading, science, and problem solving.  The 2012 test data was from 510,000 children from 65 different countries.  The US [...]

Why is a Finnish Education Better? It’s All About Teachers2017-05-18T17:39:12-05:00
5 Dec, 2016

The Ideal Environment for International Students

2017-05-18T17:39:12-05:00

Students come to America from all over the world. Sometimes they come to learn about our culture and experience things from another place in the world, and sometimes they come seeking a better life. Whatever the case may be, a high-quality education is likely high on their list of priorities. Unfortunately, many traditional schools do [...]

The Ideal Environment for International Students2017-05-18T17:39:12-05:00
2 Dec, 2016

The Problem with Negative Consequences

2016-12-02T13:57:55-05:00

Around this time in the school year, many students start showing their bad habits full force. They're struggling to keep up with homework, showing their attitudes in the classroom, and forgetting about projects until the last minute, among other problematic behaviors. It can betempting for both parents and educators to give the student negative consequences [...]

The Problem with Negative Consequences2016-12-02T13:57:55-05:00