When you're committed to your child's academic success, you know that supporting their learning at home is critical. Providing help with homework is part of a parent's most critical responsibilities. Unfortunately, many parents might not know how to successfully help their children with homework. These key strategies will make it easier to get your child's [...]
In Tenney VLOG #3 we discuss the history and results of more schools deciding not to rank students. In discussing the pros and cons of this movement, we discuss the benefits and drawbacks to a schools and the students it serves.
Research indicates that people’s intelligence quotient (IQ) is not quite as important in future career success as their emotional intelligence (EI). Emotional intelligence is more than just a buzz word; according to a Forbes article, studies reveal “emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.” Daniel [...]
The Tenney School is about to go through our five year re-accreditation visit. Accreditation is such an unusual word. This article is intended to demystify the process for our readers. Accreditation is an official recognition that a school is credible--that is, that the school maintains educational standards well enough that other accredited schools will recognize [...]
We are excited to announce the launch of our new Tenney School logo. Our previous logo served us well for many years, but was not compatible with contemporary uses on social media. The new logo maintains elements from our previous logo with a cleaner look. Many logo's were considered and even voted on by our [...]
Althought not medically recognized until the 1970s, attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity disorders have become near epidemic in the schools over the last 30 years. Currently between 2 percent and 6 percent of all children in schools carries the diagnosis of ADD or ADHD. That means that in a class of 30 students one or [...]
Parents and guardians today have an extremely wide range of options when considering what type of education they want their child to receive. Outside of basic public schooling, other options include homeschooling, boarding school, and private schools such as charter schools or religion-based academies. With so many options, it is understandably confusing and even overwhelming [...]
In Tenney VLOG #2 we discuss the pros and cons of the types of courses high school students can take to earn college credit: Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Dual Credit.
Ensuring your child is in the ideal learning environment at school is crucial to their academic success. When looking for the perfect school environment, many factors should be taken into consideration. These include class sizes, the attitudes of other students, teacher personalities, classroom orderliness, and temperature of the space, to name a few. Once you do [...]
There are many options to be considered when you are looking at schools for your child. While public schools work great for some children, other children need something different. Likewise, homeschooling is a great option for some kids and not others. If your child is not thriving in their current school environment, you might be [...]